Just read THIS.

Teachers demanded Samantha Devine remove her chain and tiny crucifix despite allowing Muslim and Sikh pupils to wear symbols of their religion.

Her family have vowed to fight the decision “all the way” claiming it discriminates against Christians.

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Mr Devine, who attends St Thomas Of Canterbury Catholic Church in Gillingham every Sunday, insisted: “It’s just political correctness gone absolutely mad.

“It’s a harmless, very small crucifix and she wears it as a symbol of her religion.”

Samantha was asked to remove her necklace in front of sniggering classmates as she left the morning registration session on Wednesday morning.

The necklace was just visible underneath her open-necked blouse, worn with a blazer in accordance with the school’s dress code.

The Devines were told she should remove her chain because it breached health and safety rules.

Go read the whole article.  I know the liberals will say it isn’t discrimination, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ll explain the “danger” of a necklace versus the “safety” of turbans and bangles.

However, I feel quite certain that if it were, let’s say, a Muslim student who insisted on wearing a necklace with some Islamic symbol on it, they (the liberals and their political action robot, the ACLU) would all be up in arms supporting that student’s right to express his/her religion. 

I wear a necklace every day, and I alternate between two pendants – a cross and a “C”.  I think I’ll start wearing the cross exclusively.

Political correctness is all about double standards and appeasement.

Tiara-tip to Janette.

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8 Responses to “I KNOW Liberals Will Explain This Away, But Isn’t It TRULY Religious Discrimination?”

  1. Steve Says:

    Read the article before jumping on liberals. The policy is against types of jewelry, not religious symbols, and they explicitly said she could display crosses using other items like lapel pins.

    The jewelry ban itself is probably unnecessary in the first place and the kids should be able to wear whatever they want, but you’re making this into something it’s not.

  2. d4nie1 Says:

    I do not know what the laws are in the UK, but in America wearing a cross necklace to school is not against the law. Separation of church and state does not forbid students from wearing religous necklaces to school. It also does not forbid students from praying at school or bringing their bible to school or discussing their faith at school. These are all common misconceptions by people who don’t understand separation of church and state. Separation of church and state only forbids the school from giving the students religous lessons and leading them in religous activities such as group prayer.

    I repeat, separation of church and state does not place any restrictions on students, only on the school employees. Separation of church and state does not affect what the children can do at all, and in fact it’s intention is to protect the children from the kind of discrimination cited here.

    BTW, I am one of the liberals the blogger refer to with such distaste. I am a dedicated supported of separation of church and state. What the school did was wrong and is definitely not what separation of church and state is about.

  3. carol Says:

    D4niel, I’m glad that you know the real definition of “separation of church and state.” You’re exactly right.

    And Steve, I DID read the entire article – a couple times before writing about it. It stated clearly that other children wore jewelry – even though jewelry was supposedly not allowed. It was only the child that wore Christian jewelry that was singled out and embarrassed in front of the other children and told not to wear it.

    If the school has a “no jewelry” policy, then it should be across the board. They shouldn’t pick and choose whose jewelry they’ll ban – and whose jewelry they’ll overlook.

    Thanks to both of you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  4. Jane Says:

    What is unsafe or unhealthy about wearing a necklace that is short enough to fit in the neck of a blouse. It appears to me that this is nothing but discrimination against Christian symbols. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Mushy Says:

    I’m not going to comment on what I think of this country anymore…

    As far as I’m concerned, it ain’t the country I grew up in!

  6. Ed Says:

    “I’m not going to comment on what I think of this country anymore…

    As far as I’m concerned, it ain’t the country I grew up in! ”

    You’re English?

  7. ms_teacher Says:

    I’m not sure that everybody undestands that this didn’t happen in the U.S., but in the UK. How this pertains to U.S. policy and liberals, I’m not really sure. Perhaps someone can explain that to me!

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