Monday, August 24, 2009

'Islam is of the Devil' Shirt Appears at Elementary School

Here is an update on the "Florida Anti-Islam Church Steps it up a Notch!" story.

'Islam is of the devil' shirt appears at elementary school
By Christopher Curry
Staff writer
August 24, 2009

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.

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Anonymous said...

Christianity is crap (if you defend the t shirt in this article, do you also defend my freedom to say this? or will you remove this commend?)

Christopher Logan said...

1.You might want to try and grow up.
2.If you are the same person who whined about comments being removed in the other thread, you might want to actually go back there and read.
3.This site is not about some sort of Christian threat, so you are not going to change the topic. If you don't like it, do not come here. It is that simple.

Fuckislam said...

Commend??? ok, you can't spell either.