Friday, November 12, 2010

Kids‘ ’Straight Pride’ Shirts Draw Ire During Anti-Bullying Week in Chicago « U.S. Constitutional Free Press

Rainbow flag flapping in the wind with blue sk...Image via WikipediaKids‘ ’Straight Pride’ Shirts Draw Ire During Anti-Bullying Week in Chicago « U.S. Constitutional Free Press
An “anti-bullying” initiative at a Chicago suburb high school didn’t go quite how organizers had planned. And now the school board could be in for a battle that might involve hate speech, free speech, and gay pride.
This week, students in St. Charles High School were asked to wear purple shirts this week in defiance of gay bullying (dubbed “Ally Week”). On Monday, however, three students instead showed up with shirts that said “straight pride,” which inlcuded a Bible verse from Leviticus advocating death as a punishment for homosexual activity.
In response, the school asked the students to black out portions of the verse. Without incidence, the students obliged. Yet the next day two other students showed up to school with homemade “Straight Pride” shirts — excluding the Biblical passage. Administrators then asked them to cover up the shirts with sweatshirts. They did.
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