Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Court Sides with Student on Right to Wear Scripture-Bearing Shirt:

A federal judge has told an Ohio school district it can no longer bar a
middle school student from wearing a t-shirt with a Christian message.
Judge George Smith has ruled that Sheridan Middle School in Thornville violated the constitutional rights of student James Nixon by prohibiting him from wearing a t-shirt bearing a quote from the Bible verse John 14:6. The front of the shirt reads: "Jesus said, 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.'" The back of the shirt contains the statements: "Homosexuality is sin. Islam is a lie. Abortion is murder."
Although no complaints were filed over Nixon's t-shirt, a few school officials -- described by the student's attorney as "overzealous" -- deemed its message may be "offensive" to some individuals and "potentially disruptive," and thus could not be displayed.

Whole article here.

I have to say I agree. I wonder what would have happened (or what might happen in the future) should a student wear a t-shirt that says "Keep Your Laws Off My body" or "I have Two Daddies" or...


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