There’s an interesting story coming out of California in which a student’s freedom of speech was obstructed by the public school she attends. Apparently she wore a pro-life t-shirt to school and was forced to remove it. The “offensive” shirt contained two pictures of a baby growing in the womb but this is apparently too much for the public school to handle. The picture heading this post was what was on the girl’s shirt.
Ironically, these same images are found in the school’s textbooks and are acceptable in that context, however, when they’re displayed on a shirt accompanied with a pro-life message, then the images magically become offensive.
One of the girl’s lawyers, Mark A. Thiel, said that the images on her shirt of a fetus in the womb were same as those in her science textbooks. He said no student had complained about the shirt, and he said the girl’s parents were not called when the incident took place.
So was it really the images that the school found so offensive, or was it the message, and the images were only the excuse? I think the answer is obvious.
What’s equally amazing to me is that the author, Maxim Lott, in this news piece had this to say:
The shirt the girl was wearing displays two graphic pictures of a fetus growing in the womb.
Oh, how far we have fallen in our “enlightened” society when gratuitous sex and violence are portrayed on a daily basis (in music, movies, television, books, video games, and even t-shirts) and is considered acceptable, but the beautiful pictures of the miracle of life as it grows in the womb is now referred to as “graphic pictures.”
Woe unto us, woe unto us indeed.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!
- Isaiah 5:20-21