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Gabe Licht

School bans rosary gang bling

Posted Friday, June 8, 2012, at 12:39 PM
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  • Rosary beads should not be worn in any fashion at all. They are not an accessory but a prayer of the highest reverence.

    -- Posted by Leah Cauthron on Fri, Jun 8, 2012, at 5:46 PM
  • My opinion is it's extremely offensive for any bureaucrat, administrator, or official to dictate bans based on the false premise of "doing it for their safety." Rarely is that the case; more often it's simply about control. Wearing rosary beads itself is not a violent act. It violates nobody's rights by him wearing it, even if others find it distasteful. The argument that becuase it is "gang affiliated" and therefore dangerous or putting safety in jeopardy is absurd on its face and totalitarian in practice.

    -- Posted by jlees on Sun, Jun 10, 2012, at 11:06 PM
  • I think that unless you have ever lived in an area where gangs are prevalent than you have no idea what the atmosphere is like. They have to take extreme measures to protect those that come to school to get an education in a safe environment. Metal detectors are extreme too but they are a necessity in some schools. Gang members have no regard for anyone other than the life of the gang and they have to be controlled.

    -- Posted by Leah Cauthron on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 8:20 AM
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