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Religious Discrimination

Published March 29th, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

Bryan Killian, a high school student in North Buncombe, North Carolina was suspended for coming to school dressed as a pirate.

But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy – because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion.

Read about it in the Metro or the Citizen-Times.

This story is blowing up and I’ve been having a lot of problems keeping the server running. It’s currently #1 on Digg and Reddit.

I’ll have some updates and more information about all this soon.



348 Responses to “Religious Discrimination”

  1. xinjinbei says:

    i wonder what would happen if i would bring parrot to school.
    that would be awesome!

  2. Retartds says:

    No shit he got suspended; what fukcing religion belive something to do with a pirate.

  3. Peter Popoff says:

    Hi Retartds.
    What are you anyway? A retard or a tart?
    Or a combo of both? i.e. a retarded tart? I get so confused with you guys on spring break…

  4. Rowdy Wench says:

    @ Retartds – a religion having something to do with a pirate is just as valid – if not more – as one having something to do with wine and bread being the blood and flesh of someone from 2000 years ago (and it’s far less cannibalistic).

  5. 14 year old Pastafarian says:

    I plan to do a thing somewhat like this- only an eyepatch. I’ll make a point that it’s no different from somebody wearing a cross.

  6. luca says:

    i don’t want to believe in what’s happened…i only believe in our monster.

    i hope He could reach that school’s head with His noodly appendage and convert him.

    Bryan: we are with you , from Italy

    ramen

  7. Retartds says:

    A pirates definiton

    a. One who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without commission from a sovereign nation.
    b. A ship used for this purpose.
    2. One who preys on others; a plunderer.
    3. One who makes use of or reproduces the work of another without authorization.
    4. One that operates an unlicensed, illegal television or radio stations is

    So I don’t think that is just as valid as commuion

    com·mun·ion
    1. The act or an instance of sharing, as of thoughts or feelings.
    2. Religious or spiritual fellowship.
    3. A body of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites; a denomination

    I wonder with one sounds more holy pirates that steal or commuion an act of worship. Communion wins by a long shot.

  8. Aristotle says:

    @Retartds – Just because you don’t think plundering and stealing is an act of communion, doesn’t mean it’s not. Most Christians don’t think Jews are holy–in fact they murder them by the thousands–and yet, according to the Bible, they’re Gods chosen people, just like pirates are His chosen people

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