"Pastafarian" suspended for eye patch

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"Pastafarian" suspended for eye patch

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I say we try and get this guy on the show!!!!! Laughing

 

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School: Pirates are not welcome

Weaverville – When you’re a pirate, some dangers just come with the territory: scurvy, grog hangovers, a walk down the plank at sword point.

But being kicked out of school for a day?

Bryan Killian doesn’t think that’s a fair reaction to his decision to come to North Buncombe High School wearing an eye patch and an inflatable cutlass.

The sophomore spent Wednesday at home after an administrator took issue with his accessories.

Buncombe County Schools says the eye patch was disruptive to classroom instruction. The student’s refusal to take it off after four warnings led to discipline, the district said.

“I feel like my First Amendment was violated,” Killian, 16, said. “Freedom of religion and freedom of expression. That’s what I tried to do, and I got shot down.”

Freedom of religion?

Yes, Killian says, his “pirate regalia” is part of his faith — the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The parody religion, whose “Pastafarian” members worship a sentient, airborne clump of noodles and meatballs, originated in a letter to the Kansas school board urging it to add the religion to its plans to teach evolution and intelligent design side by side.

It became an Internet phenomenon, spawning a belief system that holds pirates to be divine beings and blames global warming on the disappearance of the buccaneers.

Satirical though it may be, Killian isn’t laughing.

“If this is what I believe in, no matter how stupid it might sound, I should be able to express myself however I want to,” he said.

An eye patch is no more disruptive than a Christian cross around one’s neck, he said.

His teachers saw it the same way, he said, but Assistant Principal Sarah Cooley didn’t. She assigned him two days of in-school suspension before calling his home to add out-of-school suspension.

“It has nothing to do with religious beliefs,” school district spokesman Stan Alleyne rushed to say when asked about the suspension. “We respect students’ religious beliefs.”

Killian’s mother, Vanessa, agreed with the school’s decision despite sympathizing with her son.

“I think Bryan should be able to voice his opinion,” she said, “but he kind of got carried away.”

Killian planned to go back to school today. He doesn’t think he’ll wear an eye patch.


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I've been reading the

I've been reading the thread for the last week or so, the last few days I haven't been able to get on to the site because of the traffic from digg and reddit.  Anyway, I'm sorry to say this, but to me he sounds like an arrogant little dick going by his posts and what he says in the venganza forums.

I would like to know what the schools stance on other religious clothing is, burka's etc.

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Wow, I would get suspended

Wow, I would get suspended everyday.


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thingy wrote: I've been

thingy wrote:

I've been reading the thread for the last week or so, the last few days I haven't been able to get on to the site because of the traffic from digg and reddit. Anyway, I'm sorry to say this, but to me he sounds like an arrogant little dick going by his posts and what he says in the venganza forums.

I would like to know what the schools stance on other religious clothing is, burka's etc.

Well, whether he's a dick or not(I don't know), I support his right to wear an eyepatch to school. But then I was a real rebellious shit disturber in high school... Laughing


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Man, I tell you. Kids

Man, I tell you. Kids these days, huh? Times sure have changed. Why, in my day we didn't get suspended for wearing eyepatches and playing with toy swords. No sir! We got suspended for doing drugs and kicking the crap out of each other. If you ask me, that's the way it should be! That's what's wrong with kids these days....Not enough drugs! Now get off my lawn!

I think that everyone involved in this situation should require a very detailed explaination as to how an eyepatch is "disruptive" of this princepal. It's a very frightening situation when the people who will inherit this world are receiving guidance from apparent half-wits. I am so glad I'm not in high school anymore...

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Really depends on what the schools attitude is

To other religious stuff, if they allow other religious crap in classes its a obvious example of discrimination.

 

If they don't he probably doesnt have a wooden peg leg to stand on.

 

This is the whole point about Pastafaranism, whenever a religion gets special treatment you should try to get the same

 

Shows how stupid religion is (bar FSM=fact)


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Sacrilege!!! Whether the

Sacrilege!!!

Whether the kid is a prick or not, I say we all designate a day to wear an eye patch in support.

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How the HELL is an eye patch

How the HELL is an eye patch disruptive!?!?!


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Unless it was driving

Unless it was driving school, I have no idea.

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whether the kid was anoying

whether the kid was anoying or a "prick" doesn't matter.  There are plenty of annoying obnoxious xians out there, does that mean that they shouldn't be allowed to wear crosses. 

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Definitely a double

Definitely a double standard. If they are a public school they SO need to get sued!