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Judge Says NC School Can't Bar Girl Over Pierced Nose


I'm inclined to side with the school, but I'm looking forward to see what the final outcome will be.

What's your opinion about this?

 
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bobby_5150 wrote:
Judge Says NC School Can't Bar Girl Over Pierced Nose


I'm inclined to side with the school, but I'm looking forward to see what the final outcome will be.

What's your opinion about this?



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the 'Church' has no dogma, no text, no real teachings, and looks to be a little weekend social gathering that likes to call itself a 'church'. So I'm siding with the school.

But, for me, the only real issue is that this even WENT to the courts in the first place.....

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What's to side with the school on? I haven't seen any reasonable justifications for school dress codes in the first place, let alone one that would allow the school to violate the practice of her religion. Do they ban all religious iconography?

I don't share her faith or likely yours, I don't have any tats or piercings, but I don't think you need X thousands people and what others define as "real" teachings, to have a faith and a legitimate Church. At least as legitimate as a lot of the wingnuts out there, in splinters of all the major religions.


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So if atheism is a religion, can one wear nothing to school as a seriously held religious belief?
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It's with cases like this that I've lost any shred of respect for the ACLU.

And when they defended NAMBLA.
 
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bobby_5150 wrote:

It's with cases like this that I've lost any shred of respect for the ACLU.

And when they defended NAMBLA.


ACLU wrote:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK--In the United States Supreme Court over the past few years, the American Civil Liberties Union has taken the side of a fundamentalist Christian church, a Santerian church, and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. In celebrated cases, the ACLU has stood up for everyone from Oliver North to the National Socialist Party. In spite of all that, the ACLU has never advocated Christianity, ritual animal sacrifice, trading arms for hostages or genocide. In representing NAMBLA today, our Massachusetts affiliate does not advocate sexual relationships between adults and children.

What the ACLU does advocate is robust freedom of speech for everyone. The lawsuit involved here, were it to succeed, would strike at the heart of freedom of speech. The case is based on a shocking murder. But the lawsuit says the crime is the responsibility not of those who committed the murder, but of someone who posted vile material on the Internet. The principle is as simple as it is central to true freedom of speech: those who do wrong are responsible for what they do; those who speak about it are not.

It is easy to defend freedom of speech when the message is something many people find at least reasonable. But the defense of freedom of speech is most critical when the message is one most people find repulsive. That was true when the Nazis marched in Skokie. It remains true today.

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To be fair to this new religion, piercings actually exist.
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