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Date: 05/03/12 08:00 AM

39 Responses to Canadian Kid Suspended For His Pro-Jesus T-shirt

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    uatme Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:01 am
    Link: Canadian Kid Suspended For His Pro-Jesus T-shirt - He wasn`t mocking religion, it`s just his belief and he wasn`t forcing God on anyone either. Did the school overreact?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    Discrimination at it`s worst!
    If other kids can wear shirts with `slogans` on them, so can he! It doesn`t matter which religion he supports, free speech should be free for all!

    However I`m certain IAB`s liberals will disagree.
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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
    261 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    He should have just changed the shirt... but yeah they overreacted, shirt looked fine to me.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:24 am

    As the one student said, there is more to this story.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:24 am
    I agree with @5cats. I`d like to see this school`s policy on shirt slogans before I deem the suspension appropriate or not.
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    sharkbaitr22 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:31 am
    They did totally overreact, but its nice to finally see a school NOT showing favoritism towards one religion. I went to a public school and there was a jesus freak that wore a different shirt like this everyday and they did nothing to him, but if anyone else wore something not having to do with jesus you had to turn it inside out.
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    Lucky2u Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:47 am
    We`ve been putting up with this for years now, can we please... PLEASE... stop allowing videos of people recording their TV onto the internet?! This is freaking ridiculous!
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:54 am
    In the school`s defense, I`ve seen tons of christians wearing shirts with very sketchy slogans. They make them just to get your attention. Still, suspending him for his shirt is drating retarded.

    Of course, this is coming from someone who almost got kicked out for wearing a Sex Pistols shirt.
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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Worst part is it is a tv from a good 10 years ago.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:10 am
    Suspended half a dozen times before, then proceeds to disobey when a school official asks him to turn his shirt inside out...?

    There`s more to this story.

    And considering both he and his father look like high-grade rednecks, a few things come to mind...

    I`m deeming this an over-reaction for now, but if more on this story comes out, I wouldn`t be surprised to find that changing.
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    Katy526 Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:24 am
    Obviously if other kids get to wear shirts with things on them, he should get to wear a shirt with stuff on it.

    A lot of schools don`t let kids wear t-shirts with slogans on them.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 11:35 am
    I can`t watch this poor quality pooe that was clearly filmed with a potato with birds chirping in the background.
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    avalon Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 11:37 am
    As an atheist...I think the school overreacted. He wasn`t pushing his religion on anyone, he was just chillin` in his god shirt. Who cares.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    Not his first problem. People should lead by example not by exhibition. "Blessed are the peacemakers"
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Why don`t idiot christians just shut up. That`s why we hate you. Keep your silly superstitions to yourself.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    Problem child wants to be kicked out in a way he doesn`t look like a dropout if you ask me.
    If he was just wearing it and minding his own and the school has no policy against wearing shirts with logos (as many do) then the school is likely overreacting although the message on the shirt isn`t just a positive exclamation of his faith like, "I love Jesus." It is easy to imagine how some might be offended by someone suggesting that they or their life is worthless if they don`t believe what he does. If someone found it offensive I can see why the school might sympathize that it can be construed as offensive and asked him nicely to take it off. He refuses etc. etc.
    With almost no info on how it really went down it is impossible to say who is really the oppressor/oppressed and argument over speculation only serves to start religion fights.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    @5cats and katy526... i am sorry but you are both wrong. It isnt a shirt with a "slogan". Its a religous shirt with a religous slogan. It says life is a waste without jesus. implying that everyone elses life is a waste. Also...freedom of speach does not apply in school. neither does alot of other constutional rights...I know. this is canada, but same idea.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    i couldn`t hear the audio well enuf to say if the school over reacted or not, I am just saying that wether athiest or religous, when at school, KEEP IT TO YOUR SELF.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    And no...not a Liberal. Not conservative either.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Why don`t idiot christians just shut up. That`s why we hate you. Keep your silly superstitions to yourself.

    Why don`t idiot atheists just shut up? That`s why we (non-idiot atheists) hate you. Christians can wear or say what they like so long as it doesn`t impede on my freedoms. Wearing a shirt, as it happens, does not as I am free to look away. In a school it is different as parents worry about their kids "indoctrinated" to a belief and want it separated. That still doesn`t mean the kid is stupid for wearing it. Just stupid for not cooperating when requested at the very least until he could file a complaint with the board and seek legitimate action instead of brash defiance.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    He was forcing religion onto others by walking in a public place with a shirt that could incite others to fellow his religion.

    "Religion is like a penis. It`s fine to have one and it`s fine to be proud of it, but please don`t whip it out in public and start waving it around... and PLEASE don`t try to shove it down my child`s throat."
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1074 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    @Lucky2u I agree, I posted 2 links to stories about this, none of them had to do with a recorded TV.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    It`s just wrong to pick on retarded people like that. The school should be ashamed.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    @PinkRhoid, coming and you`re the kind of Atheist that myself (a non-idiot Christian) gets along with very well. You sir, are win.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    @groogle...Friggin funny. I love it. That quote is mine now. I will use it, whenever possible in everyday conversation, and claim it as my own. thanks!
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    Keep your brainwashed kids away from mine.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32794 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    Questions for @burglar, @Groogle and even @PinkRhoid:
    #1 Did the school also ban pot t-shirts? Rock band shirts? Shirts with ANY slogan that MIGHT offend someone else?
    No.
    #2: MLK was arrested many times, should HE have just `follower the rules` like a good nigra?

    Note: I am certianly not comparing this kid to MLK, but the principle is the same: If you disagree with a `rule` you can peacefully protest it!

    PS: the "wasted" is a pot-smoking reference, for the dimwits like @soundman who obviously don`t `get it`.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32794 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Here`s a fine article
    But their video wouldn`t play for me...
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    Its...a t-shirt. Think about all the t-shirts you see kids wearing (bands, gaming, etc etc). Needless drama, and stupid....
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    Yet another reason to abolish public schools.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    Public school employees are morons.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    geez it`s just a shirt, these school officials should be fired or fined for being so dumb at their job.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    I`m betting this school wouldn`t have a problem with him wearing a `Che` T-shirt, even though he was a murdering bastard.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    there is no place for religion in government or education
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    Skrubz Male 18-29
    19 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    Absolutely nothing wrong with someone wearing that shirt. It`s like not allowing a Jay Z shirt because he`s black and black people were slaves and it might offend someone.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 12:34 am
    as a non-christian i find this shirt VERY offensive. it is a direct attack towards non-christians and clearly says that because we are not christian that out lives are being wasted. this shirt preaches nothing but hate
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 3:39 am
    I wish it was like that at my school. My principle praises Jesus over the intercom basically every morning.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 4:42 am
    I bet a student couldn`t wear a shirt to the same school if it said "life is wasted with Jesus" either. Religious people are so ignorant sometimes.
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    Roland Male 30-39
    298 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    I`m against religion in public school but let the kid wear the shirt he wants to wear. People need to learn that sometimes people will advertise dumb things, you don`t need to pay it any attention.

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