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    SEAGOVILLE -- A Dallas-area high school student says she's been forbidden from wearing her rosary to school because it's considered a gang symbol.

    Tabitha Ruiz says her silver and ruby beaded rosary is a gift from her mother that she's worn ever since she was a child. She had it around her neck last week at Seagoville High School when a security guard stopped her at the door.

    "I went to school, walked through the metal detectors and they told me to take it off," said the teenager. "I asked them why and they said because it's gang-related."

    Ruiz said school officials told her to hide the rosary or take it off, and she did, before calling her mother.

    On Monday, she wore the prayer beads again, only to be told again to take them off again. Her mother is furious.

    "If we back down to everything the gangs are doing, the gangs win," said Taire Ferguson. "Why should we take away her choice to express her religious beliefs because gangs are doing it? It's not right."

    Tabitha and her mother both say they've never heard of a rosary being a gang symbol, but police have.

    "Lately they've been seen wearing religious jewelry such as the rosary worn by gang members, so it is a factor," said Sr. Cpl Kevin Janse of the Dallas Police Department.

    Although rosaries are not specifically banned by name in the district's dress code, a DISD spokesman did say, "It's up to the principal's discretion. We chose to err on the side of caution."

    That's no consolation for Tabitha or her mother, who says she'll take the district to court to fight for her daughter's religious rights if necessary.


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    This is the world we live in. Decent people suffer for the actions of the brainless gang bangers. We don't want to get them out of the schools and send them to some type of reform institution, that would violate their rights. So over the last 20 or so years of these insaine pc policies, how much better have things gotten??? Yeah right, you know the answer.

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    Unfortunately, wearing a rosary (around one's neck) is considered sacrilege by Catholics. If religion was really the concern, and not media attention, she would likely know that.
    I swear, it's like I'm playin' cards with my brother's kids or somethin'. You nerve-wrackin' sons-a-bitches.

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    True that. You pray it, you don't wear it. Who does she think she is...Madonna?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical Storm Tracey View Post
    True that. You pray it, you don't wear it. Who does she think she is...Madonna?


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