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religious symbols in school?

Theoretically, if a girl at school is asked to not wear a "there is no God shirt", and another is asked to not wear a pentacle, what prevents the same school from telling me I cannot wear a mjollnir necklace? Or Christians cant wear the cross? Or Mormons cant wear magic underwear? Despite the jest in this question, I feel it is a legitimate question. Why can some people be punished for their religious beliefs, but not others?

Asked By: Austin - 1/9/2013
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If a school will have a policy in place prohibiting religious symbols/icons, then they should apply that to all religions...but I don't think they legally can have such a policy for the students... More
Answered By: John Ashland - 1/9/2013
Additional Answers (9)
I think everyone should leave their religion at home.
Answered By: Lulu - 1/9/2013
 
no one should ever be punished for it, student or staff, it's our first amendment right to religious liberty
Answered By: AngelOfRightGlory - 1/9/2013
 
All religion should be left in the closet were it belongs
Answered By: 001port Girl - 1/9/2013
 
If my daughter was asked to not wear an article of clothing stating a religious position, while others were permitted to do so, I would have a discrimination law suit against that school and school district.
Answered By: Independent Voter - 1/9/2013
 
Nobody should be punished or asked to take it off no matter what it is. Unless it is something like "Atheists will burn in hell" or "Theists are brainless" or something like that.
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Answered By: ➳ ᚪᚷᛁᛚᚪᛇ ➳ Agilaz (Saint Jimmy) - 1/9/2013
 
Whatever geographical area you happen to be in, is the key to this. You must represent the religion common the that area, or region
Answered By: Lost soul - 1/9/2013
 
People are offended by certain religions and that authority might be offended. The public school system bans religion items and symbols period. At a local public school and boy was suspended for bringing a bible.
Answered By: Aaron - 1/9/2013
 
The short answer is because the state system can have bias, some things are considered more "offensive" than others, due to psychological and social conditioning in the general culture, which is often shaped by popular culture and the education system itself. Thanks for asking such a direct and clean-cut question.
Answered By: BleedingStarJester - 1/9/2013
 
Since this is theoretical--- I do not think a public school can stop a person from wearing a pentangle or a cross certainly a public school can not dictate the type of underwear.
Answered By: Eclipse-girl - 1/9/2013
 
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