Monday, 7 June 2010

Rosary wearing student

I wanted to share this article with you all. Society gone mad.

US rosary-wearing student allowed back to schoolPublished: June 07, 2010
A New York school district has been ordered to readmit a seventh-grade student who had suspended indefinitely for wearing a rosary to school.
US District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn issued a temporary restraining order ordering Schenectady City School District to permit 13-year-old Raymond Hosier to return to classes at Oneida Middle School wearing his rosary, Lifesite News reports.
Kahn responded to a same-day request by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a legal advocacy group for religious freedom, and declared that the school district's dress code policy violated his First Amendment rights under the US Constitution.
"We're delighted that Raymond can now return to school with his Rosary in place," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.

"This is an important first step in the legal process in what we believe will ultimately result in the federal district court determining that the punishment inflicted by the school district by suspending Raymond for wearing a Rosary not only was wrong, but violated his constitutionally-protected rights of free speech and free exercise of religion."
Hosier has worn a Rosary displayed around his neck and outside his shirt since September 2009.
However, school officials suspended him indefinitely on the basis that the rosary violated the school district's dress code policy and was presumed to be a gang-related symbol, Lifesite News says.

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