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Old 11-01-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Eighth Grader Told His Halloween Costume Was Offensive, Distracting

PARAMUS, N.J. (CBS) ― A Paramus middle school student was sent home Friday after he came to school dressed up as Jesus for Halloween.

For a few hours, Alex Woinski was the messiah of West Brook Middle School, but like the real Jesus, Woinski was condemned, so to speak.

wcbstv.com - Boy Sent Home From School For Dressing As Jesus (http://wcbstv.com/seenon/jesus.halloween.costume.2.853729.html - broken link)
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Well...I'm not surprised. They persecuted Jesus, so they will do the same these days to anyone who impersonates Him...because the world hates Him...

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Old 11-02-2008, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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That does seem strange to me that they would send him home. Good grief with all the terrible things kids dress up as...they send the Son of God home???
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:07 AM
 
Location: USA
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I seriously doubt that the decision to send this boy home did not have anything to do with the religious aspect. The article states clearly that other kids were asked to modify their costumes, so why not ask this boy to modify his rather than send him home. Say for example if what they found offensive was the thorns, okay remove the thorns. But no, the boy was sent home. I wonder how many other students in witches, vampires, grim reaper, devil costumes etc were sent home? Probably none. Funny that the only thing that appeared offensive was that the boy was dressed as Jesus. Seems a clear example that its okay to persecute the christian appearance as being offensive, yet the christians must tolerate all that which is offensive to them as a person's individual freedom of expression.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Yes, this is discrimination against christians, but you ain't seen nothing yet!
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