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Posted on 05/26/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
Memorial Beads or Gang Symbol? Student Suspended for Wearing RosaryCase Highlights First Amendment Free Speech Debate in U.S. Schools
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2010
Hosier, a 13-year-old Schenectady, New York, boy, is gearing up to file a federal suit against his middle school after he was repeatedly suspended for wearing a rosary, which he says is in memory of his older brother who died in a bike accident.
Students say they were singled out because they had on black T-shirts. Hosier said he has worn the rosary since September, but in the last week was suspended three times, most recently on Monday, when he arrived at school with the beads outside his shirt.
"When I wear the rosary beads," Hosier says, "my brother's memory is alive." His brother, Joey Hosier, was holding the rosary when he died.
But officials at Oneida Middle School say the district's code of conduct clearly states that beads worn outside of the shirt are forbidden.
"Beads are often identifiers for gangs," says Karen Corona, who handles communications for the Schenectady City School District.
"The code of conduct is entirely about keeping students safe. Unfortunately, we live in an area where we need to do that. We try to take every step possible to keep the displays out of school."
Hosier says he has worn the beads for the entire school year and was only recently asked to tuck them inside of his shirt. When he refused, he was suspended -- twice last week and again on Monday, he says.
"I feel that it's not right to suspend me because I have my own rights to wear my rosaries and they are taking away my religious rights to wear what I remember about my family members," he says. "I told them I wasn't in a gang, and that purple is not a gang color."
Hosier is being represented by the conservative American Center for Law & Justice, which has argued several cases nationally involving freedom of speech and religion.
The lawyers are planning to file a suit in federal court claiming the school violated Hosier's constitutional rights to free speech.
In a letter to school officials the lawyers write, "Raymond's rosary is a form of symbolic speech. Raymond has a First Amendment right to continue to wear his Rosary to school."
Experts on such cases believe that Raymond could well win his case. Across the country, as schools are cracking down on gang activities, students are filing more and more challenges to protect their freedom of expression.
Critics Say Rosary Ban Defies 'Common Sense'
"There are religious liberty issues in a case like this as well as freedom of speech issues," says Charles C. Haynes of the First Amendment Center. "I think school districts are overreacting in banning things they think might be harmful or related to gang violence."
Haynes says the school district has to show real evidence of a connection between the beads and gang violence and says the case becomes more of a challenge for the school when the expression in question has religious significance.
Ed White, a lawyer representing Hosier, points out that a federal judge in Texas ruled on a similar case in 1997. The judge ruled in favor of students who wanted to wear glow-in-the-dark rosaries that the school thought might be gang symbols.
Last year a federal judge in New York also found against a school's code of conduct.
"It comes to a point where you have to apply some common sense," White says. "Common sense is not being applied in Schenectady."
I have never heard about this. Quite distirbing. Do youhave a source or link? Seriously, I’ll pass the word to other Catholics.
That’s “disturbing.” Fingers moving too fast.
We are of one accord...as they say.
A Rosary is not an article of jewelry, like “beads” are. However, I have always been told that it is right to “wear” a rosary. But the school has its rules, so the kid should comply. Just because he wasn’t caught wearing them earlier does not mean he can do it now.
The kid is wearing the Rosary in memorial to his brother - who was wearing this same Rosary when he died. If you consider that to be merely a fashion statement - then you have no initiating conversations about common sense.
Certainly that position is not in line with any Catholic teaching I have ever come across.
I suspect that's just the pretext. In this punk's culture, rosary-wearing is a cool thing. It's a fashion statement because it sends a message that the punk has bought into punk culture.
Certainly that position is not in line with any Catholic teaching I have ever come across.
You mean the kid's excuse for rosary-wearing? I thought I made that clear above. If I've misread you, I have no idea what you're talking about.
You couldn't do something like look online to see if his brother really died before making the accusation?
I suspect that Romulus is lazy, in addition to making things up about people and blustering when he gets caught at it. Perhaps catholicism itself is merely a fashion statement for many who claim to be such.
Why should I? I never doubted that he had.
You are overlooking the possibility that the punk wants to adorn himself in gang bling. His brother's death provides the plausible excuse for what he wants to do anyway, I am guessing. That why I called it a pretext, OK?
You like to jump to conclusions, don't you? Lots of them. I'd say you're the one indulging in bluster.
The church should start ex-comenucating staff at that school until they supply proof that they are making iffy progress at getting their heads out of their ass.
By your own admission you zero basis of accusing the kid of wanting to wear gang bling. You were guessing. And what you were saying does not square with either this article nor the kid passing whatever vetting process the chrisian legal shows use before they had him on radio.
I had a basis for my statement.
I am waiting to see what you come up with for how making baseless accusations squares with Catholicism.
I’ll get the list together and send them to you. I know that the decisions a single leader makes can alter the course of human history. I know that G-d has in the past punished an entire nation for the decisions their leader made. I also know that G-d will listen to the pleas of His people. I know that G-d was willing to allow Sodom and Gomorrah to survive:
Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Abraham asks (v. 23). Far be it from you to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! (v. 25).
According to Abraham, the righteous should not die with the wicked; instead, God should spare the cities for the sake of the righteous. Abraham asks God if the cities would be spared for the sake of certain quotas of righteous people. He begins with 50 people, lowers the number to 45, then to 40, 30, 20, and ends, apparently satisfied, at 10. God agrees to each request. Ultimately, God continues on his way, and Abraham goes back to his place.
Abraham’s Intercession for Sodom and Gomorrah: Genesis 18:16-33 and God’s Omniscience, Divine Mercy and Justice http://biblestudies.suite101.com/article.cfm/abrahams_intercession_for_sodom_and_gomorrah#ixzz0p4h7cYFL
I believe that the United States has been chosen by G-d and designated by G-d as the protector of Israel. I believe that we will ultimately have to seek out the most righteous among us and plead for our country to be allowed to survive. But that survival may require a purge among us - to set ourselves apart from the people who are doing these wicked things.
Pray to G-d that the decisions made in secrecy to allow Nazi scientists and their families to enter this country after WWII do not bring about the destruction of our country. OMG the things they have done in our name - the horrors, the way we have allowed our own citizens to be used for their twisted experiments is something that is repulsive in the extreme.
Just because someone tells you that they are a Jew or a Christian does not mean that they are telling the truth. These evil people have to hide because what they do will not be accepted by a civilized society. They hide as Americans and they hide within the very Church itself - some of the information will be difficult to understand and accept. Some is so outrageous that it seems like a movie plot - but there is too much evidence to ignore. A person who does not believe in G-d and does not value life will do whatever it takes to complete their “experiments”.
It appears that many of the young Catholics who are ending up dead might be sexual abuse survivors, I just can’t tell yet. I don’t like to make accusations against the Catholic Church because I do not believe that the Church is responsible for these criminals. I believe that these people sometimes HIDE in the Church so that they can remain free to continue their behavior.
It is much the same as these “scientists” hid in our government service, above suspicion. I believe if the truth came out all at one time it would cripple our government. I also believe that there are decent, G-d fearing people working in the service of our country. The truth is always a double-edged sword and the difficulty in using that sword is control of the weapon so that the enemy is destroyed without killing ourselves at the same time.
After the war, an alliance was formed. That alliance is an albatross around our necks now. That alliance is causing our flesh to rot, it is killing our children. I found this information about Catholics by accident - I have to show you the path I took so that you will understand how I reached that point. Please be patient and watch and read what I am going to post. It will not be everything I have found, but it will be enough. (It starts with a Jewish slant because I’m Jewish and that’s how my research began - I’ll use videos as much as possible because it is easier to follow)
Operation Paperclip: The Hunt for Nazi Scientists
EUGENICS: ‘The Nazi Doctors, American Eugenics & Psychiatry’ ( Part 1)
(I’ll add more in separate messages because this will get you started and give me time to get the other information together)
This is a Catholic pro-life video so if you want to skip the anti-abortion stuff (really beautiful though), watch the first minute and then go to 7:52 justification for human experimentation starts at 11:00.
Pro-Choice & Nazi Ideology Commonality / Pro-Life Anti-Abortion Documentary Video
This is why they have no regard for human life, and why they find it so easy to kill.
Hitler’s Supernatural Rise to Power?
Occult Symbols of Nazi Germany
Nazi Occult Leaders
(The importance of blood)
Occultism in Nazi Germany: Blood, Swastika and Wagner
Nazi Occult History: Himmler the Mystic pt.1/6
(the other parts should show on the right panel)
Uncle Adolf’s Mentor Dietrich Eckart
(take note of the woman at 1:31)
Hitler read Blavatsky’s book nightly:
The Secret Doctrine - Madame Blavatsky [1/2]
(part 2 on same page)
The SS: Blood & Soil 2/6 Occult History of the 3rd Reich (2)
So we know that these people had no regard for human life, and they valued the “power” of blood.
CIA And The Nazis 1/5
(other parts on same page)
A list of resources:
Nazi & CIA Mind Control Technology
Nazi Doctors & Other Perpetrators of Nazi Crimes
Nazis (Hitler) to Blavatsky to Crowley to Levay to Aquino (Temple of Set) to U.S. Psychological Warfare tactics.
CIA Mind Control (National Geographic video)
Interrogation or Child Abuse?
(other parts on same page)
Michael Aquino Ted Gunderson and a Jesuit on Geraldo
The CIA Phoenix Project Part 1
President Clinton Apologizes for MK Ultra
Former FBI Agent on CPS Sex Trafficking in U.S., Ted Gunderson
All Roads Lead to La Crosse, Wisconsin
The number of suspected cases is now up to 200 (including the ones in Canada)
Josh Guimonds’ scent and chris Jenkins’ scent traced by a bloodhound to the abbey at St. John’s University-
6 Disappearances: Coincidence Or Serial Killer?
(The Father of Chris ) Jenkins said a Milwaukee-based bloodhound tracked the scents of two of the missing to the abbey at St. John’s University, where Guimond disappeared. Hoover identified Guimond’s scent and the scent of Chris Jenkins, who had no known connection to the school.
(For this to be dismissed as meaning nothing , with no further investigation is an outrage )
* Oct. 31: Friends saw the 21-year-old Jenkins, from Racine County, leaving a downtown Minneapolis bar dressed in his Halloween costume. No one’s seen him since.
* Nov. 6: 75 miles east, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student Michael Noll vanished after leaving a party at the Nasty Habit tavern. It was his 22nd birthday.
* Nov. 9: 75 miles west, 20-year-old Josh Guimond disappeared as he headed home from a card party in a dorm at St. John’s University.
* Dec. 12: 18-year-old Chad Sharon was going back to the dorm after an off-campus party near Notre Dame. There’s been no trace of the northern Wisconsin teenager.
* Dec. 20: 17-year-old Brian Carrick was seen walking into the Johnsburg, Ill., grocery store where he worked. No one saw him walk out.
* Jan. 10: 21-year-old Nathan Herr headed home from Thursday’s $10-all-you-can-drink night at a Sheboygan sports bar and vanished without a trace.
Why was the fact that Chris Jenkins scent was found at the abby of St. John’s University, where Josh Guimond scent was found , NOT INVESTIGATED THOROUGHLY INSTEAD OF BEING DISMISSED?
Feathers dipped in blood is used in rituals pertaining to Azazel. Azazel is linked to alchemy. Alchemy is linked to the rituals being performed. Multiple victims are linked to that one particular Abbey. Alchemy is linked to some of the monks.
The list - Catholics:
(I did not create this list. It was posted in the comments section: http://footprintsattheriversedge.blogspot.com/2008/04/link-between-disappearances.html)
LIST OF POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED CATHOLIC STUDENTS OR STUDENTS THAT HAD POSITIVELY CONFIRMED CATHOLIC CONNECTIONS
It was Christmas, Brian was seen walking into the Johnsburg, Ill., grocery store where he worked. Some reports say the teen was spotted on his way to a video store near his home.
Carrick has not been seen since.
Brian Carrick’s mother, Terry Carrick, said in November 2003 that family members planned a memorial service for Brian at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg for December 20, 2003 — the anniversary of his disappearance.
Kyle Fleischmann, 24
graduated in 2002 from Charlotte Catholic High School
and in 2006 from Elon University
where he majored in business administration
Last seen: 11/9/07, Buckhead Saloon
(201 E 5th St.,Charlotte, North Carolina)
STILL MISSING: Kyle is still missing.
found in February, 2003
in the St. Joseph River in South Bend, Ind.
PROTESTANT BUT ATTENDED University of Notre Dame WI.
University of Minnesota student
MISSING: 10/31/02 Minneapolis, MN
FOUND: 2/27/03 Mississippi River
Cause of Death: Apparent Drowning
19. Chris Jenkins, 21 (MN)
Pax Christi Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Chris Jenkins did not attend st johns.
TWO STUDENT CONNECTION -————————St. John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota
Chris Jenkins’ parents Steve and Jan Jenkins hired private investigator Chuck Loesch.
Loesch said two different sets of bloodhounds took handlers to the same parking area. Both traced Chris Jenkins’ scent from the bar where he was last seen to a nearby underground garage.
The bloodhounds indicate Jenkins got into a car, which headed west on Interstate 94.
“I think Chris was either abducted or walked into a position where he was murdered,” Loesch said.
A bloodhound found both Josh Guimond and Christopher Jenkins’ scent at the university. On December 31, 2002, authorities were refused entrance to the campus monastery, then, on January 14, 2003 they were granted permission into the abby. Reportedly the dog picked up “definite scent activity with both boys but it was stronger with Josh.”
20-year-old from Maple Lake, Minn
Joshua has never been seen since.
THREE STUDENT CONNECTION JOSH GUIMONDS’ scent found outide and inside-———St. John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota
20. Michael Noll, 22 (WI)
Resurrection Church, Rochester, MN
47. Josh Szostak, 21 (NY)
St. Pius X Church, Loudonville NY
44. Abel Bolanos, 19 (IA)
St. Colette Church, Rolling Meadows, IL
40. Lucas Homan, 21 (WI)
St. John Vianney Church, Brookfield WI
buried Holy Cross Cemetery.
42. Nick Rossini, 21 (MN)
Saint Mary of the Lake Church, White Bear Lake MN
After graduating from White Bear Lake high school in 2004, Nick attended St. John’s University, where just two years earlier, student Joshua Guimond disappeared.
THREE STUDENT CONNECTION JOSH GUIMONDS’ AND CHRIS JENKINS’ scent found outide and inside-———St. John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota
Nathan Andrew Edberg
Missing Since: April 14, 1999 from White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Classification: Endangered Missing
Edberg’s ears are both pierced; his left ear is pierced twice. His nickname is Nate. He wears wire-framed glasses for reading and driving.
# Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt and blue/gray corduroy pants or denim jeans. He usually wears a baseball cap. NO CROSS?
TWO -FOUR? STUDENT CONNECTION?
Nathan Edburg - Nick Rossini -MOTHERS WORKED TOGETHER
THREE STUDENT CONNECTION Nick Rossinni attended St. John’s University, where just two years earlier, student Joshua Guimond disappeared.
JOSH GUIMONDS’ AND CHRIS JENKINS’ scent found outide and inside-———St. John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota
Nathan Edburg - Nick Rossini
Police believe Edberg accidentally drove off the road, but he has never been found. In a strange coincidence, the Rossini home is not too far from Decoy’s Bar where Nathan Edberg was last seen. The mothers of both young men also work together at Lincoln Elementary school and live within a few miles of each other
39. Max Walker, 26 (WI)
former St. Ambrose University Davenport Iowa
from Davenport Iowa, family in Lincoln NE
24. Jared Dion, 21 (WI)
St. Charles Catholic Church, Hartland WI
27. Chris Olberding, 18 (OH)
Our Lady of Victory Church, Cincinatti, OH
34. Patrick Kycia, 19 (MN)
St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Stillwater, MN
28. Adam Falcon, 20 (NY)
St. Patrick’s Church, Victor NY
09. Trevor Hoheisel, 27 (IL)
St. Mary’s Church, Waverly, MN
06. Ryan Getz, 21 (MI)
Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer, MI
Mt. Loretto Cemetery,
05. Anthony Skifton, 19 (WI)
St. James The Less Catholic Church, LaCrosse WI
48 .Dan Zamlen, 19
Hometown: Eveleth, MN
College: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul
But most of the victims were novice monks - high school and college graduates Lawyer for victims of abuse at st johns collegville MN.
Bishop Kinney recounted the story of a person who rescues someone who is drowning in a river, then rescues a second person and a third speech by bishop Kinney of st johns Abby, collegeville MN 1999 on strategy to cover up sexual abuse and having a good laugh at drownings of young college men.
Josh Guimond was a well known and vocal critic of the secrecy behind the sexual abuse charges lauded against several priests located at this particular location. Josh is still missing.
Back to me:
I hope this helps. There is a massive amount of information on the internet regarding these cases. I still haven’t read everything. I do know that all of these cases tie back to the sexual abuse rings mentioned earlier r/t intelligence agencies and international human trafficking - one victim - listed by most people as crazy. I admit, I thought she was crazy too. She and her husband have made a video and posted it on youtube. In the film they show her going to a gynecologist so that the MD can examine her and confirm that she was in fact molest. The shock of that video is what the doctor found - someone (don’t know who) had carved a smiley face into her vagina. And yes, they show it in the film.
All this information is quite heartbreaking. And to know that there is so much more.... It boggles the mind.
Thank you for putting this together. Scary stuff.
Hey Karen! Perhaps you didn't notice, but clothing often identifies gangs! What are you going to do, have everyone strip?
Skankectady brainiac; does everyone there have that much trouble distinguishing between rosary beads and gang beads, or are you all just lazy? Stupid or lazy, stupid or lazy... hey, what the heck - I think both apply.
You’re very welcome. Yes, it is very frightening. There is so much information that it overloads the mind and is hard to organize. There is more, lots more.
Shocking. I had no idea.
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