Do you think this school went too far by suspending a religious student?
A Nova Scotia student may not graduate high school if he returns to school wearing a T-shirt that says “Life is empty without Jesus.” Grade 12 student William Swinimer was suspended from his Lunenburg County school Monday for wearing the shirt, even though school officials repeatedly told him not to. If he suspended again – this is the seventh time – he won’t be able to finish his last year of high school. Swinimer, his father and the pastor at his church say the staff at the school are bullying the devout Christian teen for his religious beliefs.
Of course, the school board (a one-person board at that!) shows its double standard in this situation. The school’s approved curriculum from the Nova Scotia Department of Education includes the study of yoga, which is “the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating on the Hindu concept of divinity or Brahman.”