Skip to comments.Teenager banned from wearing Christian chastity ring at school
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.'
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"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
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?
Can’t - it’s the nanny state of Englandisbad ... ok for Muslim stuff not ok for Christian stuff ....
“Yesterday, Mrs Jarrett defended the ban and said: ‘The ring would be extremely dangerous in PE, technology or science lessons. “
"We can't have her lowering the boys self esteem like that!"
The strength of their worldview is based on human depravity. Without it, they die.
What a bunch of crappola.
Won’t be long ‘til we see this nonsense here! Just keep importing those Muslims!
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.
Controversy is not always bad. Why would YOU attempt to intimate that it is?
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.
Because England is now anti-Christian and pro-Muslim. It seems obvious.
Cause it plays havoc with Planned Parenthood’s funding requests.
The libs’ “father” knows that families are dangerous to him.
Families teach their members about the proper relationship with God.
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.
“If people can wear head scarves, why can’t I wear a ring?”
Well, since I’m not a teenager, I think sex is something personal.
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.
Sorry, but that kind of attitude sucks.