Thursday, April 3, 2008

Religious expression as Obscenity

Student Sues school over censorship of religious drawing

The freedom to express one's religious beliefs is being progressively denied in America. Those behind this effort to deny you freedom of religion use many different strategies. One of the more common approaches is to cast religious expression as a form of obscenity.

Before I go any further, I think it appropriate to address the question of what exactly obscenity is, because this is a term that is easily abused by dishonest people who seek to play word games when confronted with the truth.

A simple search online for definitions to this word came up with the following pertinent meanings: "Something that is offensive or repulsive to the senses", " Indecency, lewdness, or offensiveness in behavior, expression, or appearance."

The story told in the article above is a textbook case of religious expression being cast as something offensive or repulsive, in other words as something obscene, and therefore warranting censorship.

The assistant principal tells this student that his religious expression is a violation of other student's rights.

(This post is unfinished...more will be added later).