03 May 2012 ‘Life is Wasted Without Jesus’ is Too Offensive
A Christian high-school teenager in Nova Scotia, William Swinimer, wore a T-shirt that says “Life is WASTED without Jesus”. For that he was given a 12 day in-school suspension. When he wore the shirt again, he was given a full 5 day suspension! The argument from the school is that William’s opinion is too offensive to other student’s beliefs. The school board has this whole human rights thing totally upside down. Freedom of expression and freedom of religion – which are FUNDAMENTAL freedoms (meaning they are fundamental to the operation of a free and democratic society), are trumped by the right of others to not be offended. To read the story, click here.
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