Symbolic Justice

The case of Lydia Playfoot was argued before the High Court in London today. She is the 16-year-old girl who was banned by her school from wearing a chastity ring with “I Thes 4:3-4” inscribed on it.

This is a school which allows Sikh and Muslim jewellery, but not Christian.

Lydia eloquently put her view to the court in a written statement, much of which has been reprinted by the Guardian.

As a practical matter, Lydia has taken her GCSEs and left school, but the ruling by the court could affect others who not only want to wear chastity rings but other Christian symbols as well, in a culture that does everything to accommodate non-Christian faith practices. Even though a trial court ruling has no value in precedent (unless it is taken to, and upheld on, appeal) it will have a persuasive effect on other judges in similar cases and on schools facing litigation.

3 Responses to Symbolic Justice

  1. Margi says:

    Yet the liberals still manage to portray us as a majority who persecute others! My youngest godson is 9 and he’s worn his cross without a break since he was baptised at 3 years old and he’s rightfully proud of this. I hate to think that one day some school sports teacher will demand he removes it.

  2. Dave says:

    Some day it may be a headteacher who demands it. I could understand if there was a real safety reason to remove it for sport (though if if your godson was convinced that he should not remove it, then it should trump the PE lesson), but to have it removed because it does not conform to an aesthetic or uniformitarian dress code is a different matter.

  3. handmaidmaryleah says:

    The world has truly gone mad. If a teacher makes this demand, then the choice to conform or not will have to be instilled early. Will our children confess Christ or not? Have we taught them that we will confess Christ with them and that this is what is coming? This is a form of persecution for our Lord sake. It will be something simple like jewelry in the beginning so that everyone conforms, how PC, and then eventually the outlawing of religion all together because it is so violent and destructive. The belief police are coming.

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