Canada: Student Suspended Over Christian T-Shirt

I can guaran-damn-tee you that if his shirt had said, “Life is wasted without Muhammad,” there would have been nary a peep out of the school:

N.S. student suspended for wearing religious T-shirt
The Canadian Press – TheGlobeAndMail.com

CHESTER BASIN, N.S.— A Grade 12 student in Nova Scotia has been suspended for wearing a T-shirt publicizing his religious beliefs.

The South Shore Regional School Board suspended William Swinimer from Forest Heights Community School in Chester Basin for five days for wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words, “Life is wasted without Jesus.”

School board Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake said the wording on the shirt is problematic because it is directed at the beliefs of others.

“If I have an expression that says ‘My life is enhanced with Jesus,’ then there’s no issue with that, everybody is able to quickly understand that that’s my opinion about my own belief,” she said.

“If the shirt were to say ‘Without Jesus, your life is a complete waste,’ then that’s clear that it is an opinion aimed at somebody else’s belief.”

Ms. Pynch-Worthylake said the school has spoken with Mr. Swinimer a number of times about the shirt, asking him not to wear it again.

Mr. Swinimer was unavailable for comment.

Varrick Day, the pastor at Mr. Swinimer’s Pentecostal church, said the young man feels that his religious freedom is being restricted at the school.

“His reaction is that he is being bullied by the school itself, not the students, when it comes to his freedom of speech within the school and his freedom of sharing his faith,” Mr. Day said from Bridgewater, where he preaches at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church.

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2 Comments on “Canada: Student Suspended Over Christian T-Shirt”

  1. Big Frank Says:

    In this ‘One Nation Under God’ it sickens me to see Christians singled out as the enemy. The only way to fight these Christophobic bullies is perhaps a lawsuit against the school board for infringing upon this young s man’s 1st amendment right of free speech and expression. The Godless lunatic liberal establishment uses the legal system, our freedom, and democracy as a weapon against us, we must return the favor. There is nothing like a financial or legal spanking to get to get one’s attention. If ‘We the People’ don’t fight back the subtle oppression will become’ open season’ on Christians. It’s in the genes of the Marxists,Leninists, Communists, and most Socialists that the ‘State’ must be ‘official’ religion,

    • Big Frank Says:

      I’m not sure about Canadian law they seem to have less rights then we do in the US, It’s a shame that our freedoms go back to 1215 and the Magna Carta, when civil and political liberties were granted to the common citizen. These days various groups are working in great haste to take these rights away


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