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Suspended Nova Scotia student defiantly wears T-shirt with pro-Jesus message

Sarah Boesveld:

‘There was no profane language, there was no drug references, there was nothing inappropriate on [my] shirt’

The Grade 12 student’s act of defiance has shone a light on the balance schools attempt to strike between accommodating all faiths and differing viewpoints while trying to keep the peace.

It has also reignited the debate about whether students should have the right to express their beliefs at school even at risk offending others.

Mr. Swinimer wonders why his shirt has only now become so controversial, especially when he’s seen other students around school wearing T-shirts with slogans like ‘Hail Satan.’

“There was no profane language, there was no drug references, there was nothing inappropriate on [my] shirt,” he said.

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May 4, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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