View Poll Results: Should this band T-shirt have been pulled?

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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I doubt that anyone would stand in their way. That is an example that no doubt the majority would find offensive and because of that would be deemed as appropriate for removal. But this is not the case with this school band shirt. It was a few people that didn't like it. Not the majority.
    How do you know how many people complained, far less how many were offended?

    Do you really think that a majority off all parents in the school district need to be offended by something the school is producing before officials consider pulling said item?

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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    How do you know how many people complained, far less how many were offended?
    Honestly I don't know how many. But I would bet $100 that it wasn't the majority, or even close to a majority. I've often found that only the extremist religious types complain about evolution like has been done with these shirts. The rest are normally either indifferent or to lazy to complain or like it. One more reason that I think that it wasn't the majority is that Pollitt said "several" if it had been the majority he more than likely would have just said "a lot".

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Do you really think that a majority off all parents in the school district need to be offended by something the school is producing before officials consider pulling said item?
    Yes.
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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    I can understand why this may upset a really religious parent. So yep they have every right to be upset and call for it being pulled.
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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So what if it's offensive to some people. I'm sure that some people consider Mardi Gras to be offensive. Is that ever stopped though? I'm also pretty sure that two men having sex is offensive to some people also. Should we stop that also?

    Point being is that just because some may find it offensive doesn't mean that it should be stopped. Read my second sig line.
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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    That's kinda dangerous, don't you think? Thumpers attract worms, and having the band remove their suits leaves them at the mercy of the desert of Arrakis. They'd be dead in a matter of hours if the worms didn't get them first.

    Oh wait...I think I read your post wrong!
    I was just trying to bring a little, ummmm, "spice" to the discussion.
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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Apples and Oranges.
    Not really. What if students started wearing shirts that said "The gay lifestyle is for me!"? Do you think that they wouldn't be offended and demand its removal?
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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I can understand why this may upset a really religious parent. So yep they have every right to be upset and call for it being pulled.
    Oh they definitely have that right. BUT, they don't have the right to be listened to and obeyed.
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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I wasn't aware that anybody was saying they did it knowing they would offend people. It did, however, and I fully support a school district pulling a shirt of theirs that parents find offensive.
    Yeah, that's about where I am on the subject too. It was clever and cute, but then someone could have just as easily created a shirt that was clever and cute that supported creationism. There would have been objections over that too, I'm sure. This is a hot topic and the school reacted in a diplomatic manner.


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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Has anyone seen the movie Jesus Camp? It was set in Missouri. I grew up in this area of the country, in a small town, and it was precisely this backward ass.

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    Re: school band T-shirt is pulled

    Schools are utter cowards when it comes to stuff like this. You could get them to pull a picture of literally anything if 5 parents complained loudly enough. It certainly is annoying that a shirt depicting a educational topic is "offensive" enough to remove, but it could have been a picture of a tuba alone and it still would have been pulled. The superintendent is simply trying to cover his ass, by pretending its some kind of sensitive issue.

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