School Caves, Lets Gay Kid Wear Banned T-Shirt for Day
Maverick Couch can proclaim 'Jesus Is Not a Homophobe'
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2012 12:26 PM CDT
Maverick Couch on Tuesday. Maverick is a gay student whose Ohio high school prohibited him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays.   (AP Photo/Lambda Legal)

(Newser) – Maverick Couch fought the man, and the man caved: The 16-year-old gay student, who sued his Ohio school for the right to wear a T-shirt emblazoned with "Jesus Is Not a Homophobe," will be allowed to wear it for a day. But it's a big day: The annual April 20 Day of Silence protests the bullying that gay students often endure. Maverick's lawyer says he'll continue to push the school to let his client wear the shirt on any day he feels like it. Waynesville High School, which contended that the shirt was sexual in nature and not appropriate school attire, would say only that progress had been made, reports the AP.

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HerpesFish
Apr 5, 2012 11:40 PM CDT
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ddhartma
Apr 5, 2012 10:57 PM CDT
Free speech is not just an amendment to our Constitution. It is an inalienable right. The right to speak out against injustice, against tyranny, against enslavement. It is the right of every human being (man, woman, and child) to speak against their oppressors and let their voice be heard. It can take the form of spoken word, the burning of a draft card, a flag, or a book. It can be found as words etched on a building, a temple, or even a bell. It can even come in the form of words on a T-shirt. It can be its loudest when silenced by oppression: "I have but one life to give", "Give me liberty, or give me death", "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do". But it is a voice that will never be quieted. It is not to be heard only when the masses agree with it. Many times it is a call from the desert, from one that is alone and struggling against the bonds of oppressors that are "only having a little fun". Free speech should never be oppressed no matter the age of the one that needs to speak out, or the forum they choose to use, for many times it is a call that should cause us all to stand, listen, and take heed. We are losing many of our youth today, as they fight against oppression in the lives. Some take action in the form of taking the lives of their tormentors. Some cry out to us in words. We need not to stifle their cries, but to learn from them, and begin teaching our children that it is unacceptable to belittle a fellow human being just because they're different in color, creed, religion, or sexual persuasion.
USLady
Apr 5, 2012 8:06 PM CDT
now lets look at what the bible has to say about Gays and other sins > God's Wrath Against Unrighteousness 18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it unto them. 20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and deity; so that they are without excuse: 21Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. 24Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is shameful, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting. 28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper; 29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: ------------------------------------- Luke 17 26And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.( Sodom & Gomorrah was a place of gays) and so they get the name Sodomy..ect..