A California high-school student who practices Wiccan beliefs says his rights have been violated after being suspended this week for wearing lipstick and makeup.
More on that in a second.
"If I can't wear makeup, then the girls or the staff can't wear makeup either," 16-year-old James Herndon told the San Bernadino Sun, believing his constitutional right to free expression is being violated.
I partially agree with this. Students shouldn't be allowed to wear lipstick, gang colors, concert t-shirts, or any other such crap. But when did this stupid idea that school is a place for "free expression" start? You're not there to "express yourself" in such a way! You're there to get an education! Wanna' express yourself in school? Go take art class or creative writing. Leave your lipstick at home.
He says the cosmetics help him express his neopagan religious beliefs in the supernatural, which he shares with his mother, Valerie Wallace, a Wiccan priestess.
Okay, as an ex-Wiccan myself, I call bullshit on this. The Wiccan Rede of Chivalry does not require anyone to wear goth-punk makeup. This is an out and out lie. In fact, most of the old guard hippies that ran the show back when I was a Wiccan would have discouraged any kind of makeup that was dark and spooky looking even though they wouldn't have made any sort of actual rules against it.
"After my divorce from his father, he became very depressed, and wearing the makeup makes him feel good," Wallace said.
BWAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Dude, you're in high school now. Cut the umbilical cord for fuck's sake. Quit sucking on mommy's tit, hokey dokey?
Herndon, who is repeating his sophomore year, has reportedly been wearing the black lipstick and red eye makeup the entire time he's been attending Pacific High School. He also sports a red mohawk hairdo, though that was not cited as a reason for his five-day suspension.
You hear that? This spoiled little Wiccan is repeating his sophomore year:
"My mommy says I don't have to study cuz' I'm going through some problems! I've got a lot on my mind! GET OFF MY BACK, MAAAN!!!"
Lynda Savage, a San Bernardino City Unified School District board member, told the paper "without knowing all the details, my gut reaction is to support the principal. We don't suspend students just because. I suspect this student was a distraction to other students. We bend over backwards to provide our students better educational choices. I think this student needed to make a better choice."
But the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union disagrees, believing codes protecting freedom of expression and guarding against gender discrimination seem to have been violated.
Ah, the good old Asswipe Communist Liars Union. They're back once again! To wit:
"Tee hee hee hee. Hi, everybody!
I'm Steve Shapiro, Legal Director for the ACLU!
I like to molest little boys!
Tee hee hee hee."
"High school is the time where many students are expressing themselves and really finding themselves and so to suspend the student is such a severe punishment it's wrong," said ACLU staff attorney Christine Sun. "It's wrong not only as a legal matter, but it's not good policy."
Translation: Blahblahblah, blah blah blah, blahblahblah, meaningless lib-bot bullshit talking point. *POOOOOOOOOT!!!*
James plans on wearing the makeup when he returns to class on Monday.
Another translation: But my pwecious widdle feewings are special to me! ::cries like a pussy:: I'm going to do whatever I want because my mommy and the Assclown Crybaby Lawyers Association say it's my RIGHT to make myself look like a total bitch, so there!
"My son shouldn't change the way he is," his mother said.
Damn. Just fucking...damn. Lady, your son is going to have a ton of problems later in life. And I'm betting that they'll involve drugs, a pumpkin suit, prison guards, and having Big Bubba force him to explore his sexuality in the shower room. Madam, you are a fucking moron.