The Alabama teacher who was sent home for wearing a “just pray” t-shirt was wearing the shirt to support a child with a brain tumor. Since when is it wrong to wear a message of prayer FOR A SICK CHILD? The superintendent of public schools said promoting religion is not allowed….
Via Daily Caller:
Alabama teacher Chris Burrell was sent home from school by her principal for wearing a shirt with the words “just pray” on the front.
Burrell had picked out the shirt to support 11-year-old Aubreigh Nicholas (photo below), who last year was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, but Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek told Fox10 that neither students or teachers are allowed to wear clothes that promote religion or a particular belief system.
Although the shirt was worn in support of “Aubreigh’s Army,” a fundraiser for the 11-year-old, the principal reportedly wasn’t aware of that at the time the teacher was sent home.
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“So at the point of looking and seeing ‘pray’ on it, the principal said, can you put on a sweater or something, knowing that there are other people who object to that…we have to be cognizant of everyone’s beliefs or everyone’s thoughts in a public school,” Peek told WALA Fox 10.
“I didn’t think twice about it,” wrote Burrell in a Facebook post. “I wasn’t trying to promote religion, it was just my Monday feel good shirt.”