This is a link to a video concerning religious jewelry in a public school.
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/school-bans-crucifix-neckla...

A public school in Colorado is not allowing students to wear jewelry that is related to religion. the policy is only directed to christian jewelry through.

their first argument was because it was offensive to other students, then changed their stand and said that it was really about gang signs and violence. They claim that students were wearing rosaries and crosses to symbolize their involvement with gangs.

is this a win for secularism?
Even as an atheist I am a little frustrated with this. It is indeed a violation of freedom of speech, religion and expression.

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If the school is that incompetent to voice their reasons for banning the jewelry, it is not a win for anyone. It is a loose for education. I would never send my child to a school that is incapable in explaining their own regulations.
"...or preventing the free exercise thereof."

They can't make you prey, but they can't stop you either. This is a huge black eye for the secular community as far as I'm concerned. Before anyone goes all "the actions of the few" on me, just know that I'm looking at this as a Christian outsider most likely would. They're not going to make that distinction, just like so many evangelical conservatives don't make a distinction between Muslims in general and the 9/11 hijackers.
Even as an atheist, I agree with what you said. This country is supposed to be great because ALL people of ALL faiths (even no faith) are supposed to be free from government intrusion into their personal beliefs. This is bullshit and if anybody sues over it, it'll be overturned quickly.

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