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Students asked to cover 'Straight Pride' shirts
chicagobreakingnews.com ^ | Nov. 12, 2010

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; heterophobia; homeschooling; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; liberalbigots; moralabsolutes; publicschools; sexpositiveagenda
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1 posted on 11/12/2010 11:17:44 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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...

Colonel, USAFR


2 posted on 11/12/2010 11:19:39 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

no WAI!


3 posted on 11/12/2010 11:19:57 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; wagglebee

The lavender mafia is exhibiting thier heterophobic anti-breeder agenda again.


4 posted on 11/12/2010 11:20:42 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Define bullying!! Define hate crime! Define Freedom of Speech! Define Opinion! Define TRUTH!


5 posted on 11/12/2010 11:20:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Free speech for me but not for thee...


6 posted on 11/12/2010 11:21:26 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: jagusafr

Similar furore arose in the day of the “X” caps (Malcolm X) which were answered by “Y” caps.


7 posted on 11/12/2010 11:22:00 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No straight pride - no gay pride.


8 posted on 11/12/2010 11:22:46 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What's good for the goose is never good for the gander, as far as Lefties are concerned.
9 posted on 11/12/2010 11:23:23 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“You are a Bully” will be the NEW leftist phrase when one disagrees with the progressive agenda.

It will replace ‘You Are A Racist’.


10 posted on 11/12/2010 11:24:52 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...the first day of an anti-bullying "Ally Week"...

He means the first day of "Don't Dare Criticize Faggots Week."

11 posted on 11/12/2010 11:25:43 AM PST by jimt
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For too many people the phrase of "Do unto others" is a one-way street. They can dish it out but run to the Government nannies when the "as you would have them do unto you" comes around.

When did the "First Amendment" become exclusive the property of the left?


12 posted on 11/12/2010 11:27:37 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But then wearing a "homo pride" T-shirt is just freedom of expression, right?

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.

13 posted on 11/12/2010 11:28:41 AM PST by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: jagusafr

“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.”

Tolerance yes, flaunting your perversions, no. Stop celebrating your mental illness, and we’ll stop celebrating our mental health.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 11:28:57 AM PST by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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."

"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?

15 posted on 11/12/2010 11:29:09 AM PST by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Wonder how “Anti-PC” would be received?


16 posted on 11/12/2010 11:31:45 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would sue and sue now! These schools must be put in their place.


17 posted on 11/12/2010 11:31:50 AM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Holy Cow. What’s next? Some school forcing a kid to remove a US Flag from his bike?

(Wait - What?)


18 posted on 11/12/2010 11:33:04 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
““You are a Bully” will be the NEW leftist phrase when one disagrees with the progressive agenda.

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.

19 posted on 11/12/2010 11:36:05 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You never know who you’ll offend next!


20 posted on 11/12/2010 11:36:05 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jagusafr

Yeah. I did think Gunny made a great psychoanalyst.


21 posted on 11/12/2010 11:38:38 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: All
So how many of you are familiar with the film The Way of the Gun?

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?"

22 posted on 11/12/2010 11:38:38 AM PST by Lysandru
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To: pnh102

The Supreme Court has ruled on three occasions that students don’t have first amendment rights.


23 posted on 11/12/2010 11:45:06 AM PST by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Hacklehead
“It was honestly just really upsetting to me that someone would try to bring that into school,” said Joe Adamczyk. . .

"I thought we had stamped out this kind of hooliganism"

24 posted on 11/12/2010 11:47:19 AM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
when three students wore the T-shirts, which also quoted a Biblical passage advocating death as a punishment for homosexual activity.

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.

25 posted on 11/12/2010 11:59:40 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Give me your secrets, Bring me a sign, Give me a reason to walk the fire.")
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To: benjibrowder

> The Supreme Court has ruled on three occasions that
> students don’t 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


26 posted on 11/12/2010 11:59:40 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


27 posted on 11/12/2010 12:05:59 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Your refusing to accept the facts doesn't change the facts. Matt Dillon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Outlawed in public schools:

Symbols of Christianity
Symbols of the once-great country that we live in
Talk of “mother AND father”

anything else?


28 posted on 11/12/2010 12:06:09 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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."

More bullying from the homosexuals.

29 posted on 11/12/2010 12:10:16 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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”


30 posted on 11/12/2010 12:15:55 PM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: jagusafr
but it feels like we’re kind of regressing.

People agreeing with me = progress.

People disagreeing with me = regress.

Libs never cease to amaze me.

31 posted on 11/12/2010 12:17:59 PM PST by wbill
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


32 posted on 11/12/2010 12:19:55 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: ichabod1
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.

Don't forget steak.

33 posted on 11/12/2010 12:23:32 PM PST by twhitak
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


34 posted on 11/12/2010 12:27:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Hacklehead

Your last sentence would make a pretty good tshirt slogan!


35 posted on 11/12/2010 12:28:29 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

red ink.


36 posted on 11/12/2010 12:33:54 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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37 posted on 11/12/2010 12:52:23 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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."

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...

38 posted on 11/12/2010 1:06:13 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


39 posted on 11/12/2010 1:16:43 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How ‘bout “No Chocolate On MY Pickle !” t-shirts ?


40 posted on 11/12/2010 1:23:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So during “anti-bullying” week the school bullied these kids into covering up their shirts and their beliefs.
41 posted on 11/12/2010 1:31:15 PM PST by RJL
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To: RJL
So during “anti-bullying” week the school bullied these kids into covering up their shirts and their beliefs.

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...

42 posted on 11/12/2010 1:56:39 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Similar furore arose in the day of the “X” caps (Malcolm X) which were answered by “Y” caps.


Maybe I'm mis-remembering, but I thought the answer was caps with "YT" on them (for "whitey")?



43 posted on 11/12/2010 1:58:16 PM PST by Horkster ("Money will buy most anything in this country - even a Muslim Communist Presidency." - RoadTest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

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.

44 posted on 11/12/2010 5:48:53 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It was honestly just really upsetting to me that someone would try to bring that into school," said Joe Adamczyk...

Awww, upset? Did you piss in your panties? Go home and have a good cry?

45 posted on 11/13/2010 6:15:07 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
“You are a Bully” will be the NEW leftist phrase when one disagrees with the progressive agenda.

And then, "bullying is a crime."

And then, "bullying is a felony crime."

Amazingly, I'm not using hyperbole here.

46 posted on 11/13/2010 6:25:34 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: benjibrowder
The Supreme Court has ruled on three occasions that students don’t have first amendment rights.

But when a leftist group is allowed unfettered expression for their perversion, and normal people aren't, there's an issue.

47 posted on 11/13/2010 6:28:23 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: 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.

No. The bullies just picked a different target.

48 posted on 11/13/2010 6:28:32 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
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.

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."

49 posted on 11/13/2010 6:31:24 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

More insanity from our public school system.


50 posted on 11/13/2010 6:34:06 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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