‘Virginity Rocks’ T-shirt Too Controversial for School

Today’s public schools subjectively pick and choose what they believe to be too controversial and what is acceptable. For instance, schools allowed t-shirts promoting Barack Obama and other Democrats while telling some students to take off their Romney/Ryan t-shirts. Students can wear t-shirts promoting a woman’s supposed right to abortion but pro-life shirts have been banned on some campuses. Anti-gun shirts are allowed on some campuses while pro-gun rights shirts are banned almost everywhere.

The bottom line is that liberal ideologies are more acceptable than conservative ideologies. The lines between the two are being drawn more clearly each and every day.

Take for instance what happened to Chloe Rubiano, an eighth grader at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. One of her favorite shirts to wear is one that she’s had for a year that reads ‘Virginity Rocks’ on the front and ‘I’m loving my Husband and I haven’t even Married Him’ on the back. Chloe got the shirt at a Christian festival a year earlier and said:

“I just really liked this shirt because I was always raised that way.”

When she wore her shirt to school, she was confronted by school administrators who pulled her out of class and gave her a gym shirt to change into. They told her that her shirt ‘opens up too many doors for conversation’ concerning sexual activity or lack thereof.

In response to the school’s actions, Chloe’s mom, Bambi Crozier posted the following on her Facebook page:

“We’ve been notified that Chloe’s story has been picked up in other states… so she asks me if this can cause her trouble and why people care. You see, Chloe really doesn’t see an issue with her shirt because she believes the message is positive and right – she’s been raised that way. Standing up for what we believe is very common in our household (especially when the kiddos don’t believe their chore list is fair). I explained the reason people care is because some felt the school’s action violated her religious rights and others felt their action violated her first amendment right to freedom of speech. Chloe’s response: ‘It’s about a better choice than condoms in school or becoming pregnant in school.’ I applaud that and support her totally. Regarding her fear of this attention causing her trouble, I assured her if it does – she simply needs to tell me! Mama bears are fierce to reckon with!”

“This experience has been a great opportunity to teach a few important life lessons. First, haters gonna hate! Rise above any negative comments by having confidence in who you are and what you stand for – remaining committed to your core beliefs. Second, being right isn’t always what matters. Being respectful to others with differing opinions is important and respecting leadership direction is important too. Finally, there’s a time and place for everything so picking your battles is important. This T-Shirt is not something critical to hang one’s hat upon. She can wear the shirt anywhere she wants – except to Ramay Jr. High School. Listening, understanding, and respecting others opinions in life is critical. Listening and even understanding does not mean you must change your views or even agree. A lesson I learned is that a simple Facebook post by anyone can become national news! They will find you – no matter who you are! (LOL)”

“I appreciate all the outpouring of support that Chloe has received. She’s a good kid and I have told her on more than one occasion that she is going to be a powerful woman one day – I just didn’t realize that day would start at such a young age!”

“I’ll end with my personal thoughts: Virginity is not a dirty word. Wouldn’t it be great if it weren’t treated as such?”

I understand Crozier’s feelings of being respectful, but I do believe that issues as important as keeping one’s virginity until marriage is a battle that needs to be fought for here in this country. For one thing, many public schools hand out condoms and information provided by Planned Parenthood about having safe sex to junior and senior high school students. If that’s not too controversial or opens many doors for conversation, then why should a topic like virginity or abstinence be any different?

The reason is the public schools do not want to accept or teach conservative ideas that go against the liberal and socialist ideology behind their education system. They don’t allow conservative politics or pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights issues to be taught or discussed by students. And they definitely cannot allow any hint of Christianity to interfere with their humanist religious lessons the kids are subject to every day.

Paul Hewitt, Superintendent of the Fayetteville School District said that the district is simply responding to their rule about clothes with any kind writing on it. He sent an email to press explaining the school’s position:

“If a student wore a shirt that said ‘Sex Rocks’ or ‘Smoke More Pot,’ they would also have been asked to remove it for the same reason; it would no doubt be disruptive. Even positive messages can be disruptive and our schools must be fair and consistent in dealing with all our students.”

I wonder if they’d ban t-shirts that read: Florida State – 2013 NCAA National Football Champions? To many people, there’s nothing more opinionated and controversial than college football or basketball. Everyone has their favorite team or teams and such a shirt could surely open many doors to conversation.

Sex before and outside of marriage is accepted as the norm in our morally decayed society. Sadly, many Christians no longer see it as a problem. Many couples, Christian and non-Christian live together and engage in sex before ever getting married.

This type of sexual promiscuity is condemned by God’s Word plain and simple. There is no good excuse or reason to have any kind of sexual experience outside the bonds of marriage. Virginity is a precious gift that should be reserved for marriage and I’m talking about male and female virginity.

I congratulate Chloe for her stand on abstinence and virginity and encourage every other student to follow her example.