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Should Students Wear Rosary In School?

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/06/08 17:23:48
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A Minnesota high school student who wears rosary beads to school in support of his cancer-stricken grandmother was ordered to pocket them by school district officials, who said the beads could be a symbol of gang membership.

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  • Tarheel 2012/06/14 15:22:06
    Yes
    Tarheel
    +1
    I think they should be able to wear rosary beads. As a teacher, I know there is a big concern about students wearing gang symbols. As a middle I worked at, students had uniforms but were not aloud to wear two colors of bracelets, socks, hair bands, whatever may be considered "gang colors". Rosary beads are obviously religious and not gang, so why not encourage students to wear something more positive in nature.
  • Mike 2012/06/13 15:53:10
    Yes
    Mike
    +1
    if they want to , yes
  • Pat 2012/06/13 06:07:07
    No
    Pat
    +1
    Rosary beads are not jewelry. If they must wear them for a religious purpose, they can just as easily be worn under your shirt.
  • CHUCK 2012/06/11 00:48:01
    Yes
    CHUCK
    +1
    YES..ITS ABOUT THE FIRST AMENDMENT..
    THEY SHOULD GO BEFORE THE SCHOOL BOARD TO COMPLAIN..

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  • Me 2012/06/10 08:48:49
    Yes
    Me
    +1
    If thats what they wanna doooo
  • NoHandlebarsAttached 2012/06/10 07:39:10
    Yes
    NoHandlebarsAttached
    +1
    If they want to. As far as I know, they're not made to actually be worn, but I'm not gonna fight against a person's freedom of expression.
  • VintageLys 2012/06/09 19:32:47
    Yes
    VintageLys
    +1
    if they want to they should able to...freedom of religion!
  • beach bum 2012/06/09 10:54:31
    Yes
    beach bum
    +1
    yes, if they want
  • MorbidCynic 2012/06/09 08:33:18
    Yes
    MorbidCynic
    +1
    If they want to.
  • NEVER FORGET, NEVER FORGIVE... 2012/06/09 08:23:00
  • 1wickedwitch 2012/06/09 06:33:19
    No
    1wickedwitch
    +1
    sounds like crap to me
  • Mark Mercer 2012/06/09 04:25:39
    No
    Mark Mercer
    +1
    I think it more 'proper' to carry than to wear. (but then I'm not Catholic).
  • carrotcat 2012/06/09 03:58:28
    Yes
    carrotcat
    +1
    It's the student's choice
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/09 01:37:11
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I went to two Catholic schools. It was not a problem but encouraged.
  • EmoKiss:3 2012/06/09 00:44:51
    Yes
    EmoKiss:3
    +1
    Their choice
  • Shane 2012/06/09 00:28:58
    Yes
    Shane
    +1
    Even though its technically not meant to be worn, I see nothing wrong with it.
  • Nameless 2012/06/08 22:18:14
    Yes
    Nameless
    +1
    I don't see anything wrong with it at all. My daughters wore their Mogen Davids... As long as they are not proselytizing, who cares. As long as what they wear is not hateful - who cares. As long as they are not exposing butt and breasts, who cares. This is a complete non issue.
  • reaper 2012/06/08 22:14:00
    No
    reaper
    +1
    well, they don't have to if they don't want to. but i don't see why it matters if a kid has them on him anyways.
  • Christ0212 2012/06/08 21:49:23
    Yes
    Christ0212
    +1
    Why not?
  • bye 2012/06/08 21:35:12
    Yes
    bye
    +1
    They should be allowed to wear them.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/06/08 20:34:14
    No
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +1
    They aren't jewelry. They are a religious item, and they aren't intended to be worn as an adornment. And, yes, many street gang members wear them as an identification. But, first, last and foremost they are NOT jewelry. Madonna began that in the 80's. If the student wished to wear them for the reason stated, he should've worn them under his shirt.
  • gracious43 2012/06/08 19:21:06
    Yes
    gracious43
    +1
    School is a place for free exchange of ideas.
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/08 19:17:03
    No
    Sister Jean
    +4
    they are not jewelry..they are usually blessed not tp be worn
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/06/08 19:13:42
    Yes
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +2
    Rosary is not a gang symbol. LOL Hey I've seen ten times more offensive t-shirts that a rosary, If someone don't like it, then look the other way.
  • Sister ... Nam Era... 2012/06/08 19:17:30
    Sister Jean
    +3
    they are not jewelry
  • Nam Era... Sister ... 2012/06/08 19:23:10 (edited)
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +2
    Yes, ma'am I know. But I had mine blessed and used to wear it cuz it felt good. I'm not Catholic though. So I wouldn't be following those ways. I just liked it that my friend who was a Father blessed it. So if I'm not Catholic, I can't see any harm in it.
  • holly go lightly 2012/06/08 18:56:22
    No
    holly go lightly
    +1
    your grand mother is not a good reason to bring/wear religious items to school.
  • NEVER F... holly g... 2012/06/09 08:28:02
  • ChickenZombie~FIRE™ 2012/06/08 18:31:55
    Yes
    ChickenZombie~FIRE™
    +2
    If they want, they should be able to express their religious beliefs. The same goes for everyone else.
  • Kevin 2012/06/08 18:14:12
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/06/08 18:10:54 (edited)
    Yes
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +2
    Just as long as Pagans can wear pents, Jews can wear the Star of David, and so on and so forth.

    Students are allowed to express wear religious jewelry and include things religious while in the course of fulfilling assignments, as long as the latter is related to said assignments.

    It's teachers and other school staff that are not allowed to promote their religious views. They may be able to include mention about religion in the contexts of history and other classes as long as it's pertinent to the class and doesn't promote any particular religion or denomination over others.
  • Joel Buccellato 2012/06/08 18:09:32
    Yes
    Joel	 Buccellato
    +1
    If a student wants to, for a religious/memorial reason, yes. If they're one of the asinine, annoying, and ghetto students that see them as cheap "bling" then they shouldn't, especially if it's gang affiliated.
  • Sister ... Joel B... 2012/06/08 19:18:18
    Sister Jean
    +3
    they are not jewelry
  • Joel B... Sister ... 2012/06/09 02:34:40
    Joel	 Buccellato
    +1
    I completely agree, which is why it annoys me when they are treated as so, even though I must admit that I'm ignorant to their meaning.
  • ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/06/08 18:08:38 (edited)
    Yes
    ʂıoвнaп ♡
    +1
    As long as the kid isn't stuffing religion down someone's throat, and that the school doesn't specifically spell out that religious jewelry or rosaries cannot be worn, it should be okay that the kid is wearing his rosary. Is this really what the world has come to, where people have to be worried about expressing their faith?
  • Eddie_DOMA_is_dead 2012/06/08 18:04:44
  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/08 18:00:00
    Yes
    Reggie☮
    +1
    Was the student trying to force them on anyone else, as long as the answer is no then
    he/she should be allowed to wear them.
  • Psyblade 2012/06/08 17:57:12
    Yes
    Psyblade
    +1
    I really don't think it's a big deal. It's not like the student was going around and talking about his faith or something.
  • Bastion 2012/06/08 17:45:53
    No
    Bastion
    +2
    How Things Work:

    Push for rosaries in school, get burkas.
  • Heavy 2012/06/08 17:43:40
    No
    Heavy
    +2
    It all comes back to freedom of speech and religion but there shouldn't be any kind of personal beliefs expressed in school. Leave your opinions at the door. You are there to learn. Not just the students but the officials as well. There is a related topic about gay and anti gay shirts in school. Leave your opinions at the door.

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