Skip to comments.CoE School Bans Girl From Wearing Crucifix - But Allows Sikh Pupils To Wear Bangles
Posted on 07/01/2009 6:31:23 PM PDT by Steelfish
CoE school bans girl from wearing crucifix - but allows Sikh pupils to wear bangles
A school told a child to remove a Christian cross she was wearing even though it lets Sikh children wear bangles as part of their religion.
Lauren Grimshaw-Brown was told to take off a necklace with a cross on it because of health and safety fears.
But the eight-year-old's furious mother has accused the school of double standards because they allow children following other faiths to wear jewellery on religious grounds.
The mother-of-two says Lauren and brother Callan, five, have always worn crosses at St Peter's CE School in Chorley, Lancashire.
'We're a Christian family and my children wear the necklaces underneath their tops,' she said.
'On Thursday Lauren was told by a teacher to take it off because apparently they're not allowed to wear jewellery.
'I could understand it if it was a fashion accessory or a High School Musical necklace, but it's part of our faith.'
Mrs Grimshaw-Brown complained directly to the headteacher, Helen Wright, who referred the matter to the school's chairman of governors, Father Atherton. He upheld the ban.
Mrs Grimshaw-Brown added: 'I received a letter in my child's reading folder. It said that if she had been a Sikh child she would be allowed to wear bangles because it's part of their religion.
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I really think it is all over for England. The hell with “God save the Queen”. Just get her a passport and a one way ticket out of the place.
Great Britain has really gone down the toilet.
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We forsake ale and beer
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You know who I feel sorry for in this story almost as much as this young little girl? The Sikhs!
Having known many of them, I can tell you Sikhs don’t complain one bit about religious symbols of other religions. In their religion other symbols are not offensive. I have taken them to Catholic churches with nary a complaint.
Now the Sikhs are going to get a backlash as people are going to assume they were against the crosses.
I just don’t get why we have become so PC. What the heck is the issue with a discreet cross. I ask my fellow FReepers. What about religious symbols set us off so.
If I saw my Muslim co-worker wearing a discreet crescent I would not be offended. Neither am I offended by Sikh bangles or Jewish Star of Davids.
Why are people so hung up on banning religion?
Sadly, we’re not far behind.
Because they hate God.
They just wanna ban Christians. Other religions are OK.
England is a socialist state run by leaders who hate Christianity specifically. The same is about to happen here in the USA but they haven’t fully consolidated their power yet.
Does anybody READ articles anymore, before making judgmental comments about them? Or has that tedious practice gone out of fashion on FR?
The school has NOT said she can’t wear a crucifix. In fact, they’ve invited her to wear one on the outside of her clothing. Really, *read* and you’ll understand.
Discrimination against Catholics!
The school has NOT said she cant wear a crucifix. In fact, theyve invited her to wear one on the outside of her clothing. Really, *read* and youll understand
Granted I'm a bit tired so my reading comprehension may be a bit off, but I cannot find anything to support your argument that the school is allowing the wearing of the cross. If you could point out the relevant passages for that, I'd be much obliged.
>> The prospectus makes clear that jewelery may not be worn except for earrings and watches. ... ‘We do want children to be proud of their Christian faith, therefore we would like to encourage them to wear crosses,’ she added.
>>In fact, theyve invited her to wear one on the outside of her clothing.
Well, sorta - I’ll be sure to look for all those cross-shaped watches the next time I’m in Wally*Mart. Maybe they’ll have one with a little man on it.
Read the section of the article posted here, yes; click the link and read the entire article, seldom, because depending on the linked site that can be a 5 minute load time or more on dial up, assuming that it even loads at all.
Yes, you are correct, they invited her to wear a brooch in the shape of a cross.
I give you that.
However, I do not understand why the necklace was not allowed.
The overly PC explanation of it being “dangerous” does not ring true.
In any case, I do fully respect the rules a school sets but we should not be so rigid as to forbid a discreet necklace.
But .. in fairness to you.. you did correctly point out that the school does allow crosses, albeit in the shape of watches or brooches.
This is a point a lot of us posters (including me) missed.
So, mea culpa!
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