In the wake of a story about a girl being told she cannot wear a pro-abstinence t-shirt to school, another student has been told to remove his t-shirt because it had what school officials are calling an “anti-gay” message on it. I would actually call it a pro-traditional marriage message, but that’s me. The student complied with school officials when asked to remove his shirt, but then the ACLU got involved to defend the student’s free speech right. The school has since backed down and said the shirt would be allowed after the ACLU sent a letter explaining the First Amendment. A recent article explains:
“Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, said the district’s reversal teaches students that the First Amendment ‘is not merely a theoretical discussion topic but a real and vital guarantee’ of free speech rights. The ACLU prepared a lawsuit to be filed in federal court demanding that the school district be stopped from enforcing its T-shirt ban and that no disciplinary measures be taken against Groody. Without elaborating, school lawyer Christine Chinni wrote to the ACLU on Feb. 14, saying Groody may wear the T-shirt. She declined to comment beyond what she wrote in the letter.” Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.