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School Orders Cross Removed From Football Helmets
foxnews.com ^ | 10/10/12 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/11/2012 5:48:18 AM PDT by onlylewis

Wisconsin school district has ordered a joint public-private school football team to change its logo – in the middle of the season — after a lone parent said the inclusion of a bishop’s hat and cross was a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Martin Lexmond, superintendent of the Shorewood School District, told Fox News that he made the decision to remove the logos after consulting with the school board.

“It just didn’t occur to anybody that there might be questions about it,” he said. “A parent last week raised the question asking if this was a violation of separation of church and state.”

The school district has a unique partnership with a Messmer, private Roman Catholic high school. In 2000 the two small schools joined forces to create a football co-op.

Bob Smith, president of the Catholic school, told WTMJ that he was “not happy” about the decision and said it “is hurtful for the kids.”

“It’s going to be hurtful for the kid who designed the logo..it’s going to be hurtful for the team,” he told the radio station.

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: church; constitution; cross; logo; purge; schoolboard; state
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Stand up for your beliefs or bow to pressure? That's the teachable moment!
1 posted on 10/11/2012 5:48:27 AM PDT by onlylewis
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To: onlylewis

Diversity is our strength!

Unless it has anything to do with Christ...


2 posted on 10/11/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: onlylewis

How long before CHESS is banned ?


3 posted on 10/11/2012 5:51:51 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: onlylewis

NAME THE OFFENDED PARENT!...way too often ACLU types use anonymity to push their agenda. A phone call?


4 posted on 10/11/2012 5:53:30 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Roccus

When will they ban or come up with a different design for the letter “t” since it kind of resembles a cross?


5 posted on 10/11/2012 5:53:30 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: onlylewis

I’ll bet the complaint was filed anonomously (can’t read article behind firewall).

I demand that the students face their accusor. Let the person publicly come forward and present his/her case as to just how and why she is offended.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 5:53:56 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: onlylewis; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..

Separation of church and state football flap in Shorewood

Freep Mail me if you want on, or off, this wisconsin interest ping list.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 5:54:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: onlylewis
the inclusion of a bishop’s hat and cross was a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Bull Puckey.
8 posted on 10/11/2012 5:54:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: onlylewis

The War on Stupid takes another turn - downward.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 5:55:00 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: onlylewis

Keep the cross. Remove the parent.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 5:56:22 AM PDT by Requiem for Truth (I. Am. So. Sick. Of. This. Anti. Christian. B.S.)
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To: onlylewis

BS...Stop giving in to thes idiots.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 5:56:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: onlylewis

To many liberals in high positions


12 posted on 10/11/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: onlylewis

Anyone who can look at American government, local, state or federal, and see an endorsement of Christianity in anything it does probably sees beauty in islam.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 6:00:31 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: onlylewis

FREEP TIME...

take the poll....it will ask you to register, but you don’t have to to poll...

http://shorewood.patch.com/articles/crucifix-in-messwood-logo-prompts-school-to-strip-it-from-helmets


14 posted on 10/11/2012 6:02:01 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: onlylewis

They need to keep the Cross and get rid of taxpayer supported football. Under the concept of seperation of academia and sports.

Let the players join the debate team, or the chess team, or the physics team.

Otherwise, if ya wanna play (ball) ya gotta pay. Let the local “sports association” fund the activity.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 6:03:22 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: onlylewis

Everyone needs to comply so the one bigot doesn’t sue.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 6:04:16 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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To: onlylewis

A logo on a helmet constitutes Congress establishing a national religion.

Of course it does.

The War on Christianity continues.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 6:04:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Doogle

Yes
14 (33%)
No
28 (66%)

Total votes: 42


18 posted on 10/11/2012 6:04:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: onlylewis

Bob Smith, president of the Catholic school, told WTMJ that he was “not happy” about the decision and said it “is hurtful for the kids.”

...and like every other Catholic “leader” will not do a damn thing about because he does not want to “upset” things.

Let the kids decorate their own helmets like they do when giving out stickers for touchdowns and hard hits. Or just keep giving in.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 6:04:40 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: onlylewis

People who object to dog racing, or gambling, could be equally offended by the inclusion of the greyhound. If you look lng and hard enough you can always find somehing to be offensive. The official who proclaimed, "It is clearly a Christian cross!" offends me.

20 posted on 10/11/2012 6:07:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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