October 09, 2010

I actually belong to a little known sect called the "Church of F-You"

Via the Tween Tribune:

The American Civil Liberties Union claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that a North Carolina school violated the constitutional rights of a 14-year-old student by suspending her for wearing a nose piercing.

The lawsuit from the state chapter of the ACLU seeks a court order allowing Ariana Iacono to return immediately to Clayton High School, which has kept her on suspension for four weeks since classes started.

The complaint hinges on Iacono's claim that her nose piercing isn't just a matter of fashion, but an article of faith. She and her mother, Nikki, belong to a small religious group called the Church of Body Modification, which sees tattoos, piercings and the like as channels to the divine.

Personally, I don't know which is sillier -- the school suspending a kid for a nose piercing (quite common these days, and WTF is the essential difference between that and ear piercings, anyway?) or the ACLU actually suing on "religious" grounds?

Maybe I should have had the ACLU back me up back in the day so I could have freely dropped the F-bomb whenever I wanted in school. I was once a member of a "small religious group" called the Church of F-You. ;-)

Posted by Hube at October 9, 2010 12:33 PM | TrackBack

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