Sure, these shirts are divisive, angry, and intolerant...and the kids wearing them SHOULD be sent home from school. Yet at the same time I have a very strange respect for Christians who at least know what the Bible says and aren't afraid to stick behind what it teaches.
The Bible strictly teaches that the only way to obtain salvation and get into heaven is
by accepting Jesus Christ as blah blah blah blah. To pretend that Christian theology is accepting of other belief systems is just wishy washy.
Of course, at the end of the day it is ALL absolute unfiltered bullshit. Of that we can be sure.
Yet I'm always strangely impressed by those who stick with the convictions set forth by a ancient anonymously authored text book that was written by folks who would have thought a wheelbarrow was an amazing piece of technology.
'Devil' shirts send kids home
By Christopher CurryStaff writer
More children from the Dove World Outreach Center arrived Tuesday at area public schools with shirts bearing the message "Islam is of the Devil" and were sent home for violation of the school district's dress code when they declined to change clothes or cover the anti-Muslim statement on their clothing.
School district staff attorney Tom Wittmer said the shirts violated a district ban on clothing that may "disrupt the learning process" or cause other students to be "offended or distracted."
"Students have a right of free speech, and we have allowed students to come to school wearing clothes with messages," Wittmer said. "But this message is a divisive message that is likely to offend students. Principals, I feel reasonably, have deemed that a violation of the dress code."
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