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Students Wear "Straight Pride" T-Shirts

Students Wear "Straight Pride" T-Shirts

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In response to a gay-straight alliance week designed to fight bullying, some high school students in a Chicago suburb wore T-shirts for "straight pride" that included a Biblical passage advocating death for gay people.

The Chicago Tribune reports on the controversy at St. Charles North High School, which this week held an Ally Week to combat bullying. Three students wore the straight pride T-shirts Monday, and some other students complained.

According to the Tribune, "Deans met with the students, and after establishing that there was no threat of physical harm to others, asked the students to cross out a portion of the Biblical passage with permanent marker.

"When two different students came to school the next day wearing homemade 'Straight Pride' shirts -- without the Biblical passage -- administrators asked them to cover up with sweatshirts."

The students agreed, but the incidents sparked heated conversations on Facebook as well as anxiety about whether students would try to wear the shirts again in protest on Friday.

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