US Student sent Home for Wearing 'Homosexuality is a sin' T-shirt

Freedom entails having the ability to air one's opinion at all times, form a legal gathering without fear of being harassed, and wear what you so desire. For some persons, freedom is relative. A high school student in the United States, Brielle Penkoski, was sent home from school for wearing what was assumed to be inappropriate. On the black t-shirt that the student wore, "homosexuality is a sin" was boldly written on it in white letters.

Brielle Pendkoski felt she was expressing her beliefs. However, her freedom of expression got violated as she was sent home by her pro-LGBT school. This action by the public school, Livingston Academy, has gotten the attention of her father who is a cleric. Rev. Rich Penkoski, father of Brielle and leader of Warriors For Christ, has stated that this act is the first attempt by the school to violate the amendment rights of her daughter.

Rev. Pendkoski made this assertion while speaking with The Christian Post. According to the clergyman, his daughter was only standing up for biblical truth. Also, he stated that his daughter did what she did on her own volition. It was her decision to go there and communicate her values just like other students do. More so, there are other kids who walk freely as they adorn various symbols on their outfits. 

Often, these students walk with pride and they are not questioned or harassed. It is therefore unfair that the school decided to censor what his child wears. Telling his child what not to wear but approving what others wear is not really cool.

However, the principal of the school, Richard Melton, has made a statement regarding the issue. According to Melton, the shirt the student wore was disallowed because it had features that displayed sexual connotation. However, Pendhoski stated that one of his daughters teachers posted an LGBT pride sticker in his classroom. But the principal had nothing to say about it. Perhaps, he saw nothing wrong with it.

Likewise, a sticker in the classroom had messages like accepting, inclusive, diverse, and welcoming safe space for everyone. Beyond the pride messages which dot his daughters class, the preacher stated that the teachers in Livingston Academy are "pushing Joe Biden". 

Furthermore, he stated that when a Christian makes statements that are extracted from the Bible, they are assumed to be intolerant. Likewise, they are tagged as hateful. That notwithstanding, making statements like homosexuality is a sin has no hateful connotation. It is simply affirming what the Bible says. The Bible cannot be turned upside down; we have to stand for the truth without mincing words. 

Furthermore, the preacher made scriptural backings for his claim. The inscription on the shirt of his daughter was taken from the portion of the Bible - 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. He quoted: 

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived.

"Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

The preacher admitted that his daughter was a victim of what is presently obtainable in schools across the United States. It is fast becoming a norm for schools to mistreat students who are against LGBT in the United States.

Reactions have trailed the incident of the student that was sent home from school because she adorned a t-shirt with an inscription against the LGBT community. President of the Tennessee Pastors Network, Pastor Dale Walker, has affirmed the statement of Rev. Penkoski. In his words, what Brielle suffered is a testament of what the school system is presently up to. The indoctrination of the students into LGBT is the plan of the schools across the United States.

According to him, the school wants to oppress the personal believe of the students by not allowing them to wear a t-shirt with Bible verse printed on it. It is quite unfortunate that students are allowed to fly rainbow flags but they are not allowed to fly their Christian faith. 

Pastor Walker advised that electoral officials should take it upon themselves to give the schools back their power. If not, the end point will not be palatable.

Walker made a proposition that the American education system should permit the people of Tennessee to elect a school superintendent and a school director of their own. This will help to allow everyone to air their views without being oppressed.

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