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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Seems like a pretty ridiculous gesture and a clear abuse of power.


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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    It will be my policy to point out that Christians do not follow their own creed when they cannot turn the other cheek especially after an apology was given.
    Discussing a news item doesn't necessarily translate into unforgivness.

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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    If this is all there is to the story...then the schools actions were ridiculous. I agree with a previous poster, I am completely against school sponsored prayers, public prayers at school events and religious displays in schools and governmental buildings (i.e., posting of ten commandments and nativity scenes). However, as I did when I worked for the ACLU, I will stand up and fight for an individual students right to pray in private and wear a religious symbol.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If this is all there is to the story...then the schools actions were ridiculous. I agree with a previous poster, I am completely against school sponsored prayers, public prayers at school events and religious displays in schools and governmental buildings (i.e., posting of ten commandments and nativity scenes). However, as I did when I worked for the ACLU, I will stand up and fight for an individual students right to pray in private and wear a religious symbol.
    What? Students can't pray in public?
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What? Students can't pray in public?
    I don't believe right-wing academia is really all that concerned where students pray_

    And neither is left-wing academia, as long as the students aren't jews or christians_
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What? Students can't pray in public?
    Depends. They have a right to pray silently in public anytime they want. They wouldn't have a right to pray in a disrupting manner.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would sue their asses to hell and back.
    Sounds like that is being covered:

    Hiram Sasser, Jarvis’ attorney, stated the supervisor told Jarvis, who is a Catholic, “that she could not wear her cross necklace because it might offend others, it might make incoming students feel unwelcome.”
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Depends. They have a right to pray silently in public anytime they want. They wouldn't have a right to pray in a disrupting manner.
    So, some religionist can say, "oh! I'm being disrupted", and buh-bye 1st Amendment?
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, some religionist can say, "oh! I'm being disrupted", and buh-bye 1st Amendment?
    No. If a student is praying silently...they can do so wherever they want....just as they should have the right in public to wear whatever religious symbol that they choose. I think the school is dead wrong in this instance. However, if the student decides to start proseletyzing while representing the University...that is another issue....just as if a student decides to stand up and start praying loudly in the middle of a lecture. There are legitimate limitations on any right.
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    Re: University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No. If a student is praying silently...they can do so wherever they want....just as they should have the right in public to wear whatever religious symbol that they choose. I think the school is dead wrong in this instance. However, if the student decides to start proseletyzing while representing the University...that is another issue....just as if a student decides to stand up and start praying loudly in the middle of a lecture. There are legitimate limitations on any right.
    So, the aclu support's student prayer as long as they din't open their mouths.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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