Calm down, it’s only a T-shirt!
A Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia was suspended for wearing a T-shirt with ‘Life is Wasted Without Jesus’ written on it. Read here. I totally agree with that sentiment BUT that’s my opinion that reflects my beliefs.
Now here is my take on this growing censorship of religious freedom by schools. Schools are places where children of all race and culture mingle. There are many beliefs and practices that must be respected and appreciated unless forced upon another. Wearing a shirt that publicize ones beliefs is much the same as wearing a turban that reflects the wearer is a Sikh, which is also a religious group.
Have you seen some of the T-shirts worn by students lately? They advertise everything, sex, drugs, guns, etc. The schools seem to be ok with this. And how about the attire worn by some of the school girls? Too revealing, too short, too sexy but it’s ok as long as they show no visible signs of religious affiliation. Right?
Why the increasing crackdown on christian-based practices in schools and public places? Smothering the truth does not make it go away, it in fact makes it more relevant.
So who are the real bullies here?
- N.S. student suspended for wearing religious T-shirt (theglobeandmail.com)
- Student’s ‘Jesus’ shirt sparks feud with school (cbc.ca)
- N.S. school board turns to mediation in fracas over ‘offensive’ Christian T-shirt (vancouversun.com)
- Canadian student suspended from school for wearing a ‘Jesus’ T-shirt (mysteryworshipers.wordpress.com)
- Jesus lobs a controversy bomb into the Nova Scotia school system, leaves, says, “Deal with it, people.” (cafewitteveen.wordpress.com)