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Wait, Rastafarianism is a real religion?

DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Social Entropy++
LEAKEY, Texas -- A Leakey High School senior is being told by his school district to cut his hair, but the student claimed religious values ban him from cutting it.

Now, Ben Daly, 18, said he's being punished by the school district.

Daly said he is willing to take it all the way to the Supreme Court. In the meantime, the Daly said he has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union.

Rastafarianism is a religion created in the early 1900s.

"We take citing from Old Testament, stating you're not suppose to cut your hair," Daly said.

Daly was told on the first day of school that his hair was too long. He was told to cut it or face discipline.

"I talked to the superintendent, and that's when he supposedly got word from his attorney that my religion is illegitimate," Daly said.

Now, the former Baptist turned Rastafarian said he's being punished.

Daly said he is being educated and isolated from the rest of his classmates because of his hair. He said sometimes he gets lonely, but the school district said he violated their rules and must be disciplined.

"I get to go outside for 15 minutes just to exercise," Daly said.

John Daly, Ben's father, said he supports his son.

"In this crazy world, anything about peace and love is a way of life," John Daly said regarding Rastafarianism.

Superintendent Fred McNeil said Ben must follow the dress code like the other students. McNeil admitted Rastafarianism is a religion but needs the support of the school board.

"The school board can say what they want, but it's already been proven in other states," McNeil said.

In Louisiana, eight children, also Rastafarians, were allowed back to school after they were banned for extreme hairstyles.

And just a few weeks ago, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law a bill that protects students from being punished for expressing religious viewpoints.

"It's a little town, and it needs to come into the 21st century," John Daly said.

"I just want my education like everyone else," Ben Daly said.

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Article lacks picture of dredlocks, sadly.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] regular
    edited September 2007
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  • Captain CrunchCaptain Crunch Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wait.
    He was going to be punished because his hair is too long? why??

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    That hair isn't even very long, what the fuck

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  • 150cc150cc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    My school has similar rules like this. It is insane.

    A girl had some beautiful dreds, she started growing them while she was in Africa working on relief projects. She comes back to school and they give her huge amounts of crap for it.

    Why do we care so much about appearances?

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  • 150cc150cc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    Why in the Hades do I have to wear a tie to work every day? Who gives a crap?

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I don't have to wear a uniform anymore at my new position. It's the first job I've had where there's no dress code.

    Well, I'm sure I couldn't wear horribly offensive T-shirts, but I don't have any of those anyway, unless you count painfully geeky shirts.

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  • 150cc150cc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    Uniforms are backwards.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Yeah, they're lame. I understood the uniform at my previous position, though, since it was a messy job and I would've ruined a lot of shirts/pants.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    wait what the fuck
    rastafarianism isn't all about peace and love
    it's about hating white people

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Before I look

    is it a pasty white kid with red hair

    Of course it is.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] regular
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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Isn't rastafarianism largely about zionism?

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    wait what the fuck
    islam isn't all about peace and love
    it's about hating white people

    Getting the obvious edit out of the way here.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] regular
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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    that was the dumbest thing i've seen ever

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Before I look

    is it a pasty white kid with red hair

    Of course it is.
    Superb


    Yeah, good call on that one.

    I am impressed.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    oh man darkprimus that was fucking dumb

    I just saw the post and it was like "That is just what Bill O'Reilly would say".

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Also, he'd be amazed that a restaraunt owned by coloreds isn't crawling with crack pips and roaches.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    that was the dumbest thing i've seen ever
    Wait a minute.

    Let it play.

    I want to see where this goes.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Also, he'd be amazed that a restaraunt owned by coloreds isn't crawling with crack pips and roaches.

    They eat just like normal people!

    Oh man, I need to find that transcript and post it here.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Also, he'd be amazed that a restaraunt owned by coloreds isn't crawling with crack pips and roaches.

    They eat just like normal people!

    Oh man, I need to find that transcript and post it here.

    Disapointed that watermelon, grits, pigs feet, collared greens, and fried chicken with a fourty ouncer weren't on the menu, though.

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    150cc wrote: »
    My school has similar rules like this. It is insane.

    A girl had some beautiful dreds, she started growing them while she was in Africa working on relief projects. She comes back to school and they give her huge amounts of crap for it.

    Why do we care so much about appearances?

    Because if people don't even LOOK all the same, how can you make them think all the same m I rite?
    Bonus points for non-conformists looking all the same

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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    man what the hell even constitutes a religion? How come if I go and tell everyone that giant hamburgers created the world I'll be labled as crazy or cultist. But a talking snake who gives apples to women or a 4 armed elephant God is A-O-K

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    No religion thread please.

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  • DeaconBluesDeaconBlues __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    Sup thread.

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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wait, Rastafarianism is a real religion?

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  • DeaconBluesDeaconBlues __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    "In this crazy world, anything about peace and love is a way of life," John Daly said regarding Rastafarianism.

    lol hippies

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    "In this crazy world, anything about peace and love is a way of life," John Daly said regarding Rastafarianism.

    lol hippies



    He's probably a communist too.


    Damn them.

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  • EriosErios Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Also, he'd be amazed that a restaraunt owned by coloreds isn't crawling with crack pips and roaches.

    They eat just like normal people!

    Oh man, I need to find that transcript and post it here.

    John Stewart did some beautiful stuff with that one last night.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    No religion thread please.

    I believe the No Regurgitated Fark Stories thread tag trumps Religion thread tag.

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  • DeaconBluesDeaconBlues __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    Yeah white people are supposed to pretend there's no such thing as black culture for some reason.

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  • gneGnegneGne Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Rastafarianism is a religion. But yeah.. the real problem here is that he isn't allowed to have his hair a little longer. I mean, the same school probably teaches how awesome it is to develop yourself in your own way with your own talents and visions.

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Yeah white people are supposed to pretend there's no such thing as black culture for some reason.

    Nuh uh

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  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Yeah white people are supposed to pretend there's no such thing as black culture for some reason.
    abortion abortion abortion!

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    rastafari?


    Um.



    Duh?

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  • CalliusCallius Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    gneGne wrote: »
    Rastafarianism is a religion. But yeah.. the real problem here is that he isn't allowed to have his hair a little longer. I mean, the same school probably teaches how awesome it is to develop yourself in your own way with your own talents and visions.
    Wait, what? Have you even seen a school before?

    Develop yourself? What kind of commie red talk is that?

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    150cc wrote: »
    Why in the Hades do I have to wear a tie to work every day? Who gives a crap?

    Move to Hawai'i.


    It's my plan, anyway.

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    BETTER RED THAN DEAD



    sorry I just wanted to say that

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Moon God?

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