Can We Revoke Unwritten Rules?
British schools are now anti-Judeo-Christian:
Sam Morris, 16, was told to remove her cross and chain on Thursday by deputy head teacher Howard Jones at Sinfin Community School in Derby.
When the year-11 student refused she was told not to return until today and without the item of jewellery.
The “remove” in this case is important, because it contradicts the stated policy:
Mr Jones said the strict jewellery policy, which bans large earrings or items worn on the outside of clothing – was to avoid accidents and to remove temptation from thieves.
If this is the case, then why wasn’t it sufficient for Miss Morris to wear the cross inside her blouse? Why was she ordered to remove it instead?
I submit for consideration: Because it was a Christian symbol. Given recent Anglican anti-Semitism as well, I suspect Jewish students would be similarly accountable to such impromptu “rules.” No prayer shawls, no yarmulkes. Don’t offend anyone, especially the Muslims in your midst. Doing so is punishable by a 30-minute harangue:
Sinfin Community School deputy head teacher Howard Jones said her daughter’s one-day exclusion had been a “last resort” after a 30-minute conversation failed to persuade her to take it off.
He said: “There was a long period of persuasion with her and she was given time. It was only at the end of that that I reluctantly had to exclude her for a day.”
Mr. Jones slipped up on this point. It isn’t “persuasion,” it’s “sensitivity training.”