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'Islam is of the devil' shirt worn by pastor's kid.

Posted by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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 A student at Talbot Elementary School wore a shirt bearing the message "Islam is of the devil" on the first day of school and was sent home for violation of the school district's dress code.

Asked about a report of the dress code violation, School District spokeswoman Jackie Johnson confirmed that a student did wear a shirt with the anti-Islam message and was sent to the school office until a parent could come. Johnson said the student's parent had the option of bringing another shirt for the child to change into or taking the child home and opted to take the child home.

The Dove World Outreach Center, a church in northwest Gainesville, began to draw protesters in July after posting a sign that read "Islam is of the devil" on its property. The Dove World Outreach Center is approximately one mile from the Talbot campus. School district officials would not comment on the identity of the student, or whether the child was a member of the Dove Outreach Center congregation, because of privacy issues.

The School Board recently toughened the district's dress code. But a condition banning clothing school officials deem to be "offensive" or "disruptive" was already in the code before the revision.

Reached by phone late Monday afternoon, Stephanie Sapp, secretary at the Dove Outreach Center, declined immediate comment, saying she did not have time to discuss the matter.

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090824/ARTICLES/908249947/0/OPINION01

by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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tericared
by on Aug. 25, 2009 at 11:20 PM

 

US School Sends Girl With Anti-Islam Shirt Home

WFtv.com  25 August 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. A 10-year-old girl was sent home on her first day back to school in Gainesville for wearing a shirt that was deemed offensive.

Faith Sapp wore a shirt to class Monday with the words 'Islam Is Of The Devil' printed on it. The words are the same of those at an outreach center where her father serves as the pastor.

AT THE SCENE: Images Of Girl Wearing Anti-Islam Shirt

The girl's dad let her wear the shirt, but the school says it is against the dress code. The code states that a child must dress in a way that is not offensive or inappropriate.

Sapp says she had a feeling she might get a response from the t-shirt (...)

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Aug. 25, 2009 at 11:47 PM

 Wow, just wow.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Vampee_Mom
by on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Man.. How sad that parents would instill and encourage that type of hate in their children.

aidans_mama
by on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:03 AM

that's a damn shame.

PerseyG
by Silver Member on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Isn't Gainesville like...Klan country? This particular family probably dons their sheets every Friday night for a good ole cross burnin.

 

 

tericared
by on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:24 AM


Quoting PerseyG:

Isn't Gainesville like...Klan country? This particular family probably dons their sheets every Friday night for a good ole cross burnin.

 

 

I live an hour from there and have heard rumors...but dont know this to be a fact....

winkblinknod
by on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:32 AM

I apologize for that remark, it was uncalled for.  A pro-life, pro-Christian , would get the same reaction.

katy_kay
by on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:33 AM

LOL...someone got their hand slapped.

tericared
by on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:39 AM


Quoting katy_kay:

LOL...someone got their hand slapped.

 

Some one needs to....


winkblinknod
by on Aug. 26, 2009 at 12:41 AM

No, I was not reprimanded.  I rethought my post and apologized.  I do realize when I say something out of frustration, and I follow through with an apology.


Quoting katy_kay:

LOL...someone got their hand slapped.


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