South Albany High is in the headlines this morning after the principal disciplined a student who refused to take off a crucifix. The school’s principal, according to this report in this morning’s Albany Democrat Herald, suspected the cross was a gang symbol. The student insisted it wasn’t.
Maria Salazar is very clear: Her son is not a gang member and she gave him a crucifix to wear out of love.
Principal Chris Equinoa is equally clear: Religious items are not banned, but he reserves the right to ask a student to remove, or cover up, any item he feels could indicate gang affiliation — even a crucifix.
Well the Catholic Church just isn’t a very good as a gang. Snitches like Judas were treated quiet compassionately by Jesus. No requirement for membership to kill someone, though we are asked to die to self. We don’t have the Bloods, but we do have the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. I do wonder if this principal would consider the Ichthys an early gang symbol?