nope they would be allowing the 1st amendment to take affect which prohibts the state from not allowing people to express their freedom of speech more so when it is all in agreement by the members involved.
it wasn't a religious stunt the member of the team that died was a christian and they thought it would be a nice tribute for him and his father.
1st amenedment of free speech overrides your offense. you can be offended all you want to you can't stamp out someone else's free speech because of it.
nope their job as a state organization is to uphold the 1st amendment. they failed to do so. the football team would win this in court hands down.
you don't get to pick what way someone chooses to honor someone else's death in a public forum they can do whatever they want 1st amendment says they can.
students do not give up their 1st amendment rights just because they step into a public forum.
Last edited by ludin; 09-12-14 at 08:28 AM.
I love how a 2,000 year old symbol of what most atheists say is a fake... threatens a minority of people so much they have to have it removed off helmets. Two little lines which intersect carry so much power even still.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.
I guess you would also be in favor of removing these religious symbols from this public land?
Last edited by jmotivator; 09-12-14 at 08:30 AM.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
But keep in mind that indifference promotes hubris.
Who is to say that some teammates were not forced to some degree to wear the religious symbols?
Put your self in the place of one of these kids who may be himself an atheist or who may have objections to the cross as a member of another religion. To NOT wear the cross would make them seem insensitive and and an uncaring team mate. He would have to wear the cross on his helmet to at least appear to be part of the team.
The athletic department forced that on them at a secular school.