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Teenager banned from wearing Christian chastity ring at school
Daily Mail ^ | 04th December 2008 | Luke Salkeld

Posted on 12/05/2008 1:29:35 PM PST by forkinsocket

The item of jewellery owned by Kioni Lansbury represents her intention to stay a virgin until she marries. But her school has deemed it potentially dangerous and against uniform rules.

Kioni, who is a regular church-goer, was inspired to wear the ring by the American pop group the Jonas Brothers, who have all made pledges of celibacy. Purity rings are popular in America where organisers have persuaded a vast number of teenagers to abstain from sex. Kioni, of Ottery St Mary in Devon, said: 'Lots of girls sleep around. I want to keep myself pure.

'Many of my friends want to get one. If people can wear head scarves, why can't I wear a ring?' Kioni, who will turn 13 later this month, added: 'The ideas behind the purity ring are something I believe in. I believe in Jesus and a lot of his teachings. 'If you wait you know you're with someone who loves you.' She added that she would continue to wear the ring at school but remove it when appropriate. 'I will take it off if I think it's dangerous but I'm going to carry on wearing it. 'I came across the whole purity ring thing after getting into the Jonas Brothers. I loved the music but then discovered what they stood for and it went from there.' Kioni was given the purity ring by her mother Sandra Holden last month. The 42-year-old said: 'I think she should be able to wear it. It is no different to religious symbols. She wants to save herself for when she's older and doesn't want to waste her innocence. She feels very strongly about this.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; chastity; dresscodes; ring; school; truelovewaits; uk
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1 posted on 12/05/2008 1:29:35 PM PST by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

SUE!


2 posted on 12/05/2008 1:33:12 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: forkinsocket
I don't know why liberals think abstinence until marriage is "dangerous."

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

3 posted on 12/05/2008 1:34:06 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: forkinsocket

Why not just say no at the appropriate time and leave it at a personal level instead of wearing something publicly that one knows will cause controversy?


4 posted on 12/05/2008 1:34:26 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: neverbluffer

Can’t - it’s the nanny state of Englandisbad ... ok for Muslim stuff not ok for Christian stuff ....


5 posted on 12/05/2008 1:35:31 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: forkinsocket

“Yesterday, Mrs Jarrett defended the ban and said: ‘The ring would be extremely dangerous in PE, technology or science lessons. “


6 posted on 12/05/2008 1:36:04 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: forkinsocket
Potentially dangerous? To whom? The boys in the school?

"We can't have her lowering the boys self esteem like that!"

7 posted on 12/05/2008 1:36:12 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: goldstategop
I don't know why liberals think abstinence until marriage is "dangerous."

The strength of their worldview is based on human depravity. Without it, they die.

8 posted on 12/05/2008 1:36:13 PM PST by Jibaholic ("Those people who are not ruled by God will be ruled by tyrants." --William Penn)
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To: forkinsocket

What a bunch of crappola.

Won’t be long ‘til we see this nonsense here! Just keep importing those Muslims!


9 posted on 12/05/2008 1:37:00 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: forkinsocket
The principal said, and I quote: "'The ring would be extremely dangerous in PE, technology or science lessons."

Pretty simple solution -- wear it on a chain tucked inside your shirt during those classes, or keep it in your pocket, and put it back on your finger afterwards. No big deal.

10 posted on 12/05/2008 1:37:11 PM PST by Terabitten (To all RINOs: You're expendable. Sarah isn't.)
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To: stuartcr

Controversy is not always bad. Why would YOU attempt to intimate that it is?


11 posted on 12/05/2008 1:37:12 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: stuartcr

Maybe because you can influence more people if there is some display of your beliefs? Kinda like advertising. You can rely on word of mouth, but a billboard will touch a lot more people.

If all you hear from the people you deal with is “have sex, have sex” finding that there are others who don’t may influence you.


12 posted on 12/05/2008 1:37:41 PM PST by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: forkinsocket
If people can wear head scarves, why can't I wear a ring?

Because England is now anti-Christian and pro-Muslim. It seems obvious.

13 posted on 12/05/2008 1:38:18 PM PST by dan1123 (Liberals sell it as "speech which is hateful" but it's really "speech I hate".)
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To: goldstategop

Cause it plays havoc with Planned Parenthood’s funding requests.


14 posted on 12/05/2008 1:38:26 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: goldstategop

The libs’ “father” knows that families are dangerous to him.

Families teach their members about the proper relationship with God.


15 posted on 12/05/2008 1:39:10 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: sionnsar
“Yesterday, Mrs Jarrett defended the ban and said: ‘The ring would be extremely dangerous in PE, technology or science lessons. “

I graduated high school almost twenty years ago, and we weren't allowed to wear jewelry of any type, even watches, during PE or science lab (like chemistry or physics). I saw a guy lose a finger when his class ring got caught in a basketball net. It's a fairly standard, straightforward precaution.

Much ado about nothing.

16 posted on 12/05/2008 1:39:13 PM PST by Terabitten (To all RINOs: You're expendable. Sarah isn't.)
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To: forkinsocket

“If people can wear head scarves, why can’t I wear a ring?”

Smart girl.


17 posted on 12/05/2008 1:39:38 PM PST by JenB987
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To: Andyman

Well, since I’m not a teenager, I think sex is something personal.


18 posted on 12/05/2008 1:40:12 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: forkinsocket

And how is this ring not freedom of expression?

The whole idea of not letting a teenager wear a chastisty ring is disgusting. Why don’t the thought police go after the people who urinate on Old Glory, which they call their right to freedom of expression?

What this country has become is appalling.


19 posted on 12/05/2008 1:42:37 PM PST by quintr
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To: stuartcr
"Be a good little sheep and don't offend anyone..."

Sorry, but that kind of attitude sucks.

20 posted on 12/05/2008 1:44:19 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Terabitten
we weren't allowed to wear jewelry of any type, even watches, during PE or science lab (like chemistry or physics)

Psst! You kin take it off for those occasions. That's why the bureaucrat who talked about the reason being the hazard is lying.

I'll bet headscarves are a bear if you catch them in a belt sander, too. That's why God invented common sense.

When I was in elementary school, at least half the girls wore pendants (especially First Communion presents), bracelets, and the occasional ring. Dangerous my ***!

21 posted on 12/05/2008 1:45:45 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: quintr

Obviously, Old Glory is not appropros but it would seem to me that the British have some avenue for this young lady to express her points of view also.

Scanned a bit too fast not to notice that this was an article from UK. Too much coffee, I guess.


22 posted on 12/05/2008 1:46:57 PM PST by quintr
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To: quintr

He who wears the ring is killed jolly with a knife - HELP


23 posted on 12/05/2008 1:47:34 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: forkinsocket
was inspired to wear the ring by the American pop group the Jonas Brothers, who have all made pledges of celibacy.

The ring should be banned for this reason alone.

24 posted on 12/05/2008 1:48:32 PM PST by Citizen Blade (What would Ronald Reagan do?)
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To: Citizen Blade

‘was inspired to wear the ring by the American pop group the Jonas Brothers, who have all made pledges of celibacy. ‘

I’ll just note Britney Spears did the same thing and leave it at that.


25 posted on 12/05/2008 1:49:22 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: neverbluffer

The item of jewellery owned by Kioni Lansbury represents her intention to stay a virgin until she marries. But her school has deemed it potentially dangerous and against uniform rules =================================================
Socialists make my head want to explode. Its okay to teach kids that homosexuality is a good thing, that abortion is a choice, that Islamfacsist are not out to destroy civilization, but let a child show any Christian faith and that child is immediately attacked.
The ring was deemed potentially dangerous??? What is dangerous is allowing these idiots to be in charge of educating children.


26 posted on 12/05/2008 1:49:57 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Badeye
I’ll just note Britney Spears did the same thing and leave it at that.

Maybe she bought a defective purity ring.....

27 posted on 12/05/2008 1:50:19 PM PST by Citizen Blade (What would Ronald Reagan do?)
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To: stuartcr
Why not just say no at the appropriate time and leave it at a personal level instead of wearing something publicly that one knows will cause controversy?

Then they don't get the look at me I'm special attention.

28 posted on 12/05/2008 1:51:34 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: forkinsocket
How would they even notice a ring among all the tattoos and piercings these days?


29 posted on 12/05/2008 1:53:56 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: stuartcr

The point is that there is no reason for this to be controversial. It’s just a stupid ring! Why she wants to wear it is nobodys business.


30 posted on 12/05/2008 1:55:22 PM PST by Funee Kat
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To: sionnsar

Street shoes are dangerous in PE, that’s why they take them off. Bogus discrimination excuse. The ring is a constant physical reminder of her intent - seems like an extreme waste of administrator’s time to get into micromanaging every PC artifact visible.


31 posted on 12/05/2008 1:57:32 PM PST by uncommonsense
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To: stuartcr

Why not just say no at the appropriate time and leave it at a personal level instead of wearing something publicly that one knows will cause controversy?

Okay, why should people that get married wear a wedding ring? Just tell people your married if they ask.
Why wear a Cross if you are a Christian. Why wear a Star of David of you are a Jew? And on and on.....


32 posted on 12/05/2008 1:58:26 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: forkinsocket

...her school has deemed it potentially dangerous...
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I realize this is a serious topic, but I lol at this line. They have deemed a ring (inanimate object) dangerous, but have had numerous attacks from Muslim extremists, whom they deliberately refuse to call dangerous.

Is there something in the water supply in Britain, causing them all to be a bit mushy between the ears.


33 posted on 12/05/2008 2:01:53 PM PST by delphirogatio (I am the indication, not the confirmation.)
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To: forkinsocket

the jonas bros will not save themselves until marriage. that is an absolute fact.


34 posted on 12/05/2008 2:04:56 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: stuartcr

I think she’s trying to communicate a concept. One can do that silently, but one can’t do it imperceptibly.


35 posted on 12/05/2008 2:09:19 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler."--- Einstein)
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To: goldstategop
I don't know why liberals think abstinence until marriage is "dangerous."

Dangerous to the coffers of Planned Parenthood and dangerous to the liberal doctrine of no moral absolutes.

36 posted on 12/05/2008 2:11:58 PM PST by tflabo (:)
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To: Terabitten
Thanks, that makes sense. She--- and her married teachers --- should take their chastity or wedding rings off during PE, sports, and science lab. Also pierced ear studs and medical ID bands.

Let's not forget the head scarves. Just think of poor Isadora Duncan.

37 posted on 12/05/2008 2:16:40 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler."--- Einstein)
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To: stuartcr
Gays can wear rainbow this and that. Have parades with no inhibitions. Have gay clubs at schools. Or have gay awareness days. All being the more provocative the better.

Meanwhile something very unassuming stirs controversy.

38 posted on 12/05/2008 2:16:51 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: stuartcr
...instead of wearing something publicly that one knows will cause controversy?

In today's world I think she demonstrates courage by wearing such a ring and standing up for what's right. The ring serves as a reminder to her and others of her pledge. Since honor is no longer tolerated, many do not want to be reminded that there is such a thing.

39 posted on 12/05/2008 2:19:39 PM PST by Taggart_D
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To: forkinsocket
Didn't this exact same issue get flamed about a year or so ago?
40 posted on 12/05/2008 2:35:38 PM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Let's not forget the head scarves. Just think of poor Isadora Duncan.

My first thought, as well. For those who don't know, Isadora Duncan was a world-famous dancer and courtesan at the beginning of the 20th century who was killed when her long, trailing scarf that was wrapped around her head and neck became entangled in the spokes of the convertible sports car in which she was riding. When the car accelerated, the wheel spun the scarf tight and strangled her.

41 posted on 12/05/2008 2:49:50 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." --Thomas Mann)
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To: Dead Corpse

Or, ‘keep your personal life to yourself’.


42 posted on 12/05/2008 4:25:24 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: MrEdd

No, it’s not. I just think kids in school should have something better to do than advertise whether they are or aren’t having sex. I think this puts too much emphasis on it.


43 posted on 12/05/2008 4:26:51 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Just think of poor Isadora Duncan.

When I was a kid, my folks wouldn't let me wear a scarf, because of Isadora Duncan.
44 posted on 12/05/2008 5:12:50 PM PST by Mariebl
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To: org.whodat

Makes sense.


45 posted on 12/05/2008 5:13:36 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I don’t know, why?


46 posted on 12/05/2008 5:15:06 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Fine, I just don’t understand why the need to communicate this concept.


47 posted on 12/05/2008 5:17:43 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: mountn man

I would thik that gays doing that stuff would be pretty controversial also.


48 posted on 12/05/2008 5:19:09 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: stuartcr
Why not just say no at the appropriate time and leave it at a personal level instead of wearing something publicly that one knows will cause controversy?

Why didn't you just read the article and leave it at a personal level instead of posting a comment publicly that one knows will cause controversy?

49 posted on 12/05/2008 5:19:27 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

I guess because it’s a public forum on the WWW.


50 posted on 12/05/2008 5:21:37 PM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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