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Student suspended for wearing religious T-shirt
The Globe and Mail ^ | 05/04/2011 | The Canadian Press

Posted on 05/04/2012 4:14:15 AM PDT by mkleesma

A Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia has been suspended for wearing a T-shirt publicizing his religious beliefs.

The South Shore Regional School Board suspended William Swinimer from Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin for five days for wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words, “Life is wasted without Jesus.”

School board Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake said the wording on the shirt is problematic because it is directed at the beliefs of others.

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristian; canada; nancypynchworthylake; novascotia; williamswinimer

1 posted on 05/04/2012 4:14:19 AM PDT by mkleesma
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To: mkleesma

School board Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake

There’s the first problem. Women with two last names shouldn’t be in authority positions.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 4:27:18 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: mkleesma
all religion is problematic because it is directed at the beliefs of others

all educators are problematic because they attempt to shape the beliefs of others

3 posted on 05/04/2012 4:37:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: mkleesma

Of course the, “Pagan and Proud”, the, “I Find Peace in Islam”, the, “Liberal and Proud”, “Black Power”, “Chicano Power”, and the, “Keep Left”, t-shirts will be permitted....goes without saying.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 4:39:29 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: mkleesma

said the wording on the shirt is problematic because it is directed at the beliefs of others.

Based on that if this young person would walk up to another student and say “I am a Christian” would that not be problematic as that would be directed at the beliefs of others????
They just did not want himwearing the shirt could not figure out how to stop it and came up with this lame reasoning..........


5 posted on 05/04/2012 4:43:45 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: mkleesma

Saw one the other day with a picture of the Ten Commandments tablets. The shirt said “Guns and Moses.”


6 posted on 05/04/2012 4:43:48 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

I saw that one in Israel when I visited in 1996. The actual saying on the shirt in this event in Nova Scotia is Life is Wasted then in subscript without Jesus Philippians 3:8


7 posted on 05/04/2012 5:16:20 AM PDT by xp38
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To: silverleaf

Poor kid was wearing the wrong T-shirt. Had his shirt praised Allah, Che Guvera, Obama, North Korea, Bill Ayers, etc., he would have been OK in the eyes of the board. But, c’mon, Jesus, NO WAY. This country is sure going to hell in a hand basket.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 5:20:59 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: metmom; wintertime; JenB; little jeremiah; wagglebee

It was in Canada, but still, one can see it happening in an American school.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 5:24:30 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: mkleesma

I saw a biker wearing a t-shirt that said “If You Can Read This, The Bitch Fell Off”. Had to pull over I was laughing so hard. Just sayin’.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 5:27:35 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

I’ve seen that same tee shirt in the Austin area.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 5:30:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: mkleesma
School board Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake said the wording on the shirt is problematic because it is directed at the beliefs of others.

Is Nancy Pynch-Worthylake not condemning herself with such unjustified action? Does she really believe that she can form the world into her own warped image? She and many others are being very, very foolish. Hopefully for her it is out of ignorance.

I pray for her repentance and salvation.

12 posted on 05/04/2012 5:30:30 AM PDT by olezip
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To: mkleesma

A Muhammad tee shirt would be OK though.


13 posted on 05/04/2012 5:36:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Clintonfatigued
It was in Canada, but still, one can see it happening in an American school.

This has played out in the US, and would be unconstitutional here. To paraphrase Justice Fortas, you don't shed your rights at the schoolhouse door.

14 posted on 05/04/2012 5:37:15 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: mkleesma

It wasn’t that it was a “religious” message,
it was that it was a Christian message.

The exclusivity of Christianity and the Cross is very offensive to people because it tells them that they can’t ever achieve salvation through their own “goodness”.


15 posted on 05/04/2012 5:39:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mkleesma

HOW OPPOSITE OF THE HARVARD FOUNDER’S BELIEF:

“ALL KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT CHRIST WAS VAIN.”

THE MOTTO OF HARVARD WAS OFFICIALLY:

“FOR CHRIST AND THE CHURCH.”

“By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6)

“Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” (Psalm 150:6)


16 posted on 05/04/2012 5:57:19 AM PDT by Letmarch75
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To: 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; ...

Another Reason to Homeschool ping.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 6:08:55 AM PDT by JenB
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To: JenB

Does Canada even officially HAVE freedom of religion anymore?


18 posted on 05/04/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama. Constitution party, here I come!)
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To: reaganaut

No idea, but we won’t for much longer if the government school system continues the way it has been.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 6:51:39 AM PDT by JenB
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To: mkleesma

My first day back at school I would wear an Islam is great t shirt and see what they say. If nothing is said, I would take it off and put my other t shirt on right in front of this administrator and dare her to say anything.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 7:14:01 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: SECURE AMERICA

2012 Political Ad; sound up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd=


21 posted on 05/04/2012 7:19:22 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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Thanks mkleesma.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Nancy+Pynch-Worthylake


22 posted on 05/05/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JenB

My son will be 5 in August. Do you think it’s time to start him on a homeschool program?


23 posted on 05/06/2012 1:12:26 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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