Skip to comments.Students asked to cover 'Straight Pride' shirts
Posted on 11/12/2010 11:17:41 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
It wasn't exactly what they'd planned, but St. Charles North High School administrators said an anti-bullying initiative may have accomplished its goal after a group of students wore "Straight Pride" T-shirts through the hallways this week.
"While it may have been a little bit controversial at times, the kids at North are talking about this," said Jim Blaney, director of school and community relations for St. Charles Unit District 303. "They are learning about people who might have a different opinion than theirs."
Several students complained to high school administrators Monday -- the first day of an anti-bullying "Ally Week" -- when three students wore the T-shirts, which also quoted a Biblical passage advocating death as a punishment for homosexual activity.
"It was honestly just really upsetting to me that someone would try to bring that into school," said Joe Adamczyk, a senior who is a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance. "I thought society was sort of beyond this, but it feels like we're kind of regressing."
Deans met with the students, and after establishing that there was no threat of physical harm to others, asked the students to cross out a portion of the Biblical passage with permanent marker.
When two different students came to school the next day wearing homemade "Straight Pride" shirts -- without the Biblical passage -- administrators asked them to cover up with sweatshirts.
Students in both cases agreed, Blaney said, adding that the incident was delicate because the shirts' messages were phrased as a viewpoint, touching on students' First Amendment rights.
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“It was honestly just really upsetting to me that someone would try to bring that into school,” said Joe Adamczyk, a senior who is a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance. “I thought society was sort of beyond this, but it feels like we’re kind of regressing.”
Hey, Gunny! Another one for Namby-Pambyland! What a wuss...
The lavender mafia is exhibiting thier heterophobic anti-breeder agenda again.
Define bullying!! Define hate crime! Define Freedom of Speech! Define Opinion! Define TRUTH!
Free speech for me but not for thee...
Similar furore arose in the day of the “X” caps (Malcolm X) which were answered by “Y” caps.
No straight pride - no gay pride.
“You are a Bully” will be the NEW leftist phrase when one disagrees with the progressive agenda.
It will replace ‘You Are A Racist’.
He means the first day of "Don't Dare Criticize Faggots Week."
When did the "First Amendment" become exclusive the property of the left?
Jim Blaney, director of school and community relations (is that really a job?) said "...people might perceive their message is offensive".
When are people going to realize that we do NOT have a right to not be offended? Say anything and if you search long enough, you'll find someone who is offended. Free speech is just that: the right to say something that might offend someone.
It was honestly just really upsetting to me that someone would try to bring that into school, said Joe Adamczyk, a senior who is a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance. I thought society was sort of beyond this, but it feels like were kind of regressing.
Tolerance yes, flaunting your perversions, no. Stop celebrating your mental illness, and we’ll stop celebrating our mental health.
"Regressing" really isn't the right term, Joe.
It's more like "We're fed up with you communists trying to ram your homosexual agenda down our throats."
Our side is finally speaking up.
And it really chaps you commies, doesn't it?
Wonder how “Anti-PC” would be received?
I would sue and sue now! These schools must be put in their place.
Holy Cow. What’s next? Some school forcing a kid to remove a US Flag from his bike?
(Wait - What?)
This is a nationwide effort to get into the schools. The goal is to stop any disagreement with the homosexual agenda.
If you disagree in any way; you are bullying someone.
People need to wake to this. They have slid this in under the radar.
You never know who you’ll offend next!
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