Measured Against Reality

Thursday, August 30, 2007

T-shirts for Jesus

This is just funny:

Tracy Prochnow said Highland High School in Indiana suspended her daughter, Brittany Brown, on Monday because the junior wore a Christian-themed T-shirt.

Monday was the fourth time Brittany violated the code, which the city's school board implemented this year and requires students to wear khakis and polo shirts...

The front of Brittany's T-shirt features a cross and the words "This Shirt Is Illegal In 51 Countries." The back quotes the Bible's Romans 1:16: "I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God ... the salvation of everyone who believes."

"The school is basically saying I can't wear a shirt that talks about Jesus or Christ or God or any religious type of T-shirt because we have to wear a polo," Brittany said.

The school's principal, Mark Finger, said the dress code doesn't target religious beliefs.

"The policy states there are to be no logos or slogans on a shirt," Finger said.

I don't think anything I say can do justice to Brittany's quote. A school dress code that prohibits anything but plain polos means you can't wear a shirt that talks about "Jesus or Christ [redundant?] or God"? This is outrageous!

I think that school dress codes are dumb, but how stupid do you have to be to claim that it unfairly discriminates against religion? Last time I checked wearing T-shirts wasn't part of the Christian religion, and a dress code that applies to everyone isn't discriminatory.

But I have to know, why do Christians cry persecution so much when they're by far the majority of the country? I don't think I'll ever understand their persecution complex.

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  • That's the dumbest thing I've heard all day. Ummm...your school wears uniforms which means you have to be in UNIFORM when you attend school. It has NOTHING to do with religion or secular beliefs for that matter.

    Gosh, this is so left field...

    By Anonymous latisha, at 8:00 PM, September 03, 2007  

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