Skip to comments.Student's Pro-Life T-shirt Is Equivalent to the Swastika Says School Principal
Posted on 01/27/2003 1:28:48 PM PST by That Subliminal Kid
January 27, 2003
Student?s Pro-Life T-shirt Is Equivalent to the Swastika Says School Principal; Thomas More Law Center Enters Fray
ANN ARBOR, MI ? The mother of an honor student at Abington Junior High School in Pennsylvania was told by the principal that her son?s pro-life t-shirt was unacceptable school clothing because its message was the equivalent of the swastika. The t-shirt displayed the messages, ?Abortion is Homicide. You will not silence my message. You will not mock my God. You will stop killing my generation. Rock for Life.?
This past November, the principal told the student to either cover the shirt or turn the shirt inside out. After the student turned the shirt inside out, his mother contacted the principal and was told that the message was inappropriate to be displayed in school. He said the shirt and message were the equivalent of a swastika being displayed on a shirt, which the principal would not allow in school. The mother and son then contacted the Thomas More Law Center.
The Thomas More Law Center?s Associate Counsel Edward White sent a four-page demand letter to school officials explaining the student?s clearly established constitutional right to wear his pro-life clothing and demanding that the school take immediate action to provide written assurance that he will be permitted to wear his pro-life shirt to school. The Law Center explained that the student?s speech did not cause any substantial and material disruptions to the workings of the school and that there was no legal basis on which to restrict his speech. The Law Center also noted that the mother and son have the option of seeking relief in federal court should the school not change its decision. The Law Center requested a response from the school officials by January 31, 2003.
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Sarcasm mode OFF now.
First I've heard of it also ..
They have no business encouraging homosexuality, or forcing its acceptance upon students or faculty. The schools should teach the kids to behave like civilized people, that every individual should be treated with respect. Instead, they choose to indoctrinate them in leftist ideology. The entire school should be a safe zone for everyone. The whole idea of special protection for any one group is unAmerican.
4 posted on 01/26/2003 3:07 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ( ; -)
They have no business encouraging homosexuality (( evolutuion // atheism )) **, or forcing its acceptance upon students or faculty. The schools should teach the kids to behave (( think )) ** like civilized people, that every individual should be treated with respect. Instead, they (( brown shirts )) ** choose to indoctrinate them in (( hard core )) ** leftist ideology (PC // BIAS )) ** . The entire school should be a safe zone (( NO brainwashing )) ** for everyone. The whole idea (( tyranny )) ** of special protection (( MONOPOLY )) ** for any one group (( priveledges )) ** is . . . unAmerican - - - (( forced RELIGION establishment // vetting // witch hunts // purges // elites )) ** .
.. .. .. **...my additions !
Incidentally, one of the few abortionists in the U.S. who have been killed, Vilis Kruze, was a former Nazi SS officer. He was shot by the brother of a girl he had strung out on drugs and used as a sex toy. Real bunch of winners, huh?
Uniforms are a good idea.