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!
Yeah. I did think Gunny made a great psychoanalyst.
As "Parker" asks a guy:
"Don't you think it's funny that if I grab a woman's ass and she punches me, she's fighting for her rights, but if a faggot grabs my ass and I punch his lights out, I'm a homophobe?"
The Supreme Court has ruled on three occasions that students don’t have first amendment rights.
"I thought we had stamped out this kind of hooliganism"
Aha. If the students had not included such passage and only had Straight Pride on their t-shirts, the school wouldn't have had a leg to stand on if they'd banned the shirts.
While death to homos may be a solution to some, in my opinion, it is quite over the top when it's on a t-shirt being worn to school.
> The Supreme Court has ruled on three occasions that
> students dont have first amendment rights.
Neither do their parents. The parents’ rights over their children END as soon as the child enters government school space, inlcuding the bus.
Get your children OUT of the government schools.
Do *NOT* participate in the failed Marxist petri dish called “public school”.
Make the necessary sacrifices to educate them yourselves or to send them to church schools or to synagogue schools.
When it comes to school, there’s no place like home.
It is insane to repeate a process and expect different results.
~ Albert Einstein
Bullying has taken place in child groups for thousands of years. Children tend to bully other children because they are different. Differences can be color, size, dress, religion, and any other thing that makes the child “different”. The liberals have created another category of different by encouraging children to identify themselves as gay. When they do, they open themselves up to bullying by being different.
Outlawed in public schools:
Symbols of Christianity
Symbols of the once-great country that we live in
Talk of “mother AND father”
More bullying from the homosexuals.
“Anti-bullying” is being used as a trojan horse to enforce pro-homosexual speech and though codes in schools.
It’s time to stand up to the bullying of the PC Left.
“Defy PC Bullying”
People agreeing with me = progress.
People disagreeing with me = regress.
Libs never cease to amaze me.
R2: You cannot to be saying “Holy Cow”. This phrase is being very very offensive to Hindus, as cows are sacred beings to us, giving milk and butter to us for merely allowing them to eat some grass. I am being mortally offended. Thankyouverymuch.
Don't forget steak.
Why should they? If you are proud of your sexual orientation, you should be able to put it on a tshirt like an idiot and wear it.
Besides so many more people are straight, why not celebrate it? Only people that put penises in rectums or grind two vaginas together get to be ‘proud’ of that? What about the people who have the right matching parts being proud they know tabs go into slots?
What hypocrites. Besides these stupid schools do everything in their power to teach kids they are nothing but animals, teach them to use condoms, provide birth control, yet they don’t want the straight kids to celebrate their sexuality on a tshirt? Only the homosexuals get that. Gimme a break.
Your last sentence would make a pretty good tshirt slogan!
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He has been drinking a bit too much from the leftist koolaid trough of delusion... Society will never accept the absurd as normal...
Despite the latest propaganda campaign -"it" will not get better if you continue hitting yourself on the head with a hammer... Blame the hammer all you want DUH...
Back on the job (as of this minute!).
Was just going to ping this out.
Perfect evidence that anyone who thinks the homosexual agenda doesn’t affect them is a fool, a liar or thinks the agenda is a fine thing.
How ‘bout “No Chocolate On MY Pickle !” t-shirts ?
That about sums it up. Big picture though it is all about government power and control. The big government folks take any opportunity to insert themselves into the equation, establish a beach head and then increase their dominion over the people...
Bullying evolves down the same path we saw violence against women and protecting the life of the mother in abortion evolve to include thought -the subjective psychological that only government in all its infinite wisdom can define and police...
Similar furore arose in the day of the X caps (Malcolm X) which were answered by Y caps.
The shirts should have had the verse about the unity of man and woman from Genesis, or one of the instances where Jesus commented on it. There's no reason to give dorky administrators an excuse to call your shirt violent.
That is, if these kids weren't plants. I find that use of stoning passages from the Torah by today's Christians is a lib fantasy for the most part.
Awww, upset? Did you piss in your panties? Go home and have a good cry?
And then, "bullying is a crime."
And then, "bullying is a felony crime."
Amazingly, I'm not using hyperbole here.
But when a leftist group is allowed unfettered expression for their perversion, and normal people aren't, there's an issue.
No. The bullies just picked a different target.
This can't be stressed loudly and forcefully enough. This is probably the biggest push ever for the wholesale homosexualization of our schools - the most powerful foothold they could attain. Expect permanent programs to be installed, all in defense of "anti-bullying."
More insanity from our public school system.
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