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(Reporter Herald)   School seizes 16-year-old boy's rosary beads because they're a 'gang symbol'   (reporterherald.com) divider line 82
    More: Asinine, Thompson Valley High School, gang signal, Manuel Vigil, rosary beads, Sam Morehead, Loveland Police Department, high schools  
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2012-09-15 11:31:10 PM
"Vigil's rosary had a red-flagging 13 beads in a row instead of a traditional rosary with 10 beads. The number 13 is sometimes associated with the Sureños gang, Murphy said.

"According to Ramirez, her son purchased the rosaries at teen retailer rue21 and had not noticed the number of beads."

Not a very good Catholic, then.
 
2012-09-15 11:57:55 PM
Can't argue with the school. The Catholic gang roots go back centuries and the authorities have never been able to break them up.
 
2012-09-16 12:18:32 AM
To be fair, the Catholic church is far more efficient over the years at killing people than the Bloods and Crips. I mean the Bloods will try to cap you, the church might filet you alive and then light you on fire. You don't mess with that group kid.
 
2012-09-16 12:37:39 AM
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2012-09-16 12:39:23 AM

TheManofPA: To be fair, the Catholic church is far more efficient over the years at killing people than the Bloods and Crips. I mean the Bloods will try to cap you, the church might filet you alive and then light you on fire. You don't mess with that group kid.


They hook 'em young, use threats to keep 'em in line, and rape 'em to keep 'em docile.
 
2012-09-16 12:46:36 AM
It's much much worse.
 
2012-09-16 01:29:27 AM
idolatry
 
2012-09-16 01:37:41 AM
Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway? Overt displays of piety like that are generally frowned upon in Catholicism. On the other hand, if he really is praying for the soul of his grandfather in purgatory, perhaps he better just keep it in his pocket.
 
2012-09-16 02:37:52 AM
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I hear they have a wide stance on anal beads, too.
 
2012-09-16 02:55:10 AM
insert pic of the Bishop from MP . jpg
 
2012-09-16 03:06:45 AM
Old and busted: gang tats
New scourge: Odd numbered rosary beads?
 
2012-09-16 03:09:04 AM

thisispete: Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway? Overt displays of piety like that are generally frowned upon in Catholicism.


LOLWUT?

Are you joking? Because at least among Latinos that sure as hell isn't true. You can't even have a stupid telenovela on tv without nuns and crucifixes alongside huge-boobed women and someone in a hospital bed. Much less crowds of people around missions parading an enormous re-enactment carrying the cross at Easter.
 
2012-09-16 03:10:00 AM

alienated: insert pic of the Bishop from MP . jpg


Yeah, but he was Anglican.

/OK DEVIOUS DON"T MOVE
 
2012-09-16 03:16:31 AM

Somacandra: Yeah, but he was Anglican.

/OK DEVIOUS DON"T MOVE


you got me. well done. I still think it fits though
 
2012-09-16 03:19:26 AM

thisispete: Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway? Overt displays of piety like that are generally frowned upon in Catholicism. On the other hand, if he really is praying for the soul of his grandfather in purgatory, perhaps he better just keep it in his pocket.


That's weird. I saw a young guy wearing a rosary around his neck just this morning, and I thought: 'Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway?'
 
2012-09-16 05:28:33 AM
Let me guess; black?
 
2012-09-16 05:30:02 AM

thisispete: Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway? Overt displays of piety like that are generally frowned upon in Catholicism.


Yes, if there's one thing I think of when I think of Catholicism, what with priests that wear black with a white collar to do their grocery shopping, churches with huge towers that serve no function except to draw attention to themselves, the way that the Church inserts itself into everything from debates over the Congressional budget to birth control, and having a whole separate country just for their administrative center, I think lack of overt displays of piety.
 
2012-09-16 05:31:01 AM

Somacandra: You can't even have a stupid telenovela on tv without nuns and crucifixes alongside huge-boobed women and someone in a hospital bed.


you can imagine where it goes from there.
 
2012-09-16 05:31:44 AM
Are the Hero and Obvious tags on vacation, subby?

TheManofPA: To be fair, the Catholic church is far more efficient over the years at killing people than the Bloods and Crips. I mean the Bloods will try to cap you, the church might filet you alive and then light you on fire. You don't mess with that group kid.


Mazal tov, you have successfully captured the historical Sephardic Jewish perspective.
 
2012-09-16 05:36:04 AM
You have to wonder about the mentality of a person who thinks wearing plastic beads on a string around their neck brings them protection.
 
2012-09-16 05:37:22 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Somacandra: You can't even have a stupid telenovela on tv without nuns and crucifixes alongside huge-boobed women and someone in a hospital bed.

you can imagine where it goes from there.


Heaving bosoms, revealing outfits, unnaturally intense looks, overly-choreographed bedroom scenes, a climactic gun battle fought with starter pistols, and a gorgeous woman unconvincingly uglified by the makeup department until almost the very end?
 
2012-09-16 05:40:49 AM
Among Catholics, wearing rosary beads around your neck is wrong. Theyre not meant to worn that way and not a Catholic symbol when worn that way. When Madonna did it back in the days of Vaudeville and Model Ts, people were offended.
 
2012-09-16 05:44:05 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Somacandra: You can't even have a stupid telenovela on tv without nuns and crucifixes alongside huge-boobed women and someone in a hospital bed.

you can imagine where it goes from there.

Heaving bosoms, revealing outfits, unnaturally intense looks, overly-choreographed bedroom scenes, a climactic gun battle fought with starter pistols, and a gorgeous woman unconvincingly uglified by the makeup department until almost the very end?


No, he fixes the cable
 
2012-09-16 05:44:09 AM
Sounds about right.
 
2012-09-16 05:44:59 AM
ugh .. oh no not this chit again
 
2012-09-16 05:45:46 AM
This guy knows how the kid feels:

www.wildsoundmovies.com
 
2012-09-16 05:48:46 AM

Dahnkster:

I hear they have a wide stance on anal beads, too.


gifsoup.com

One Hail Mary, Two Hail Mary, Three Hail Mary....
 
2012-09-16 05:50:44 AM

Bonecrusher: Let me guess; black?


Yeah, his name is Manuel Vigil and his mom's name is Antoinette Ramirez. You must be right!

/DNRTFA?
 
2012-09-16 06:11:56 AM

Bonecrusher: Let me guess; black?


Swing and a miss.
 
2012-09-16 06:14:20 AM

FirstNationalBastard: TheManofPA: To be fair, the Catholic church is far more efficient over the years at killing people than the Bloods and Crips. I mean the Bloods will try to cap you, the church might filet you alive and then light you on fire. You don't mess with that group kid.

They hook 'em young, use threats to keep 'em in line, and rape 'em to keep 'em docile.


Sounds like prison-only with nicer windows!
 
2012-09-16 06:17:08 AM

Dahnkster: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 339x164]

I hear they have a wide stance on anal beads, too.


Depending on your worldview, a rosary with 13 beads COULD be a turn on.
 
2012-09-16 06:19:03 AM
Hmmmm, sounds like the kid was a bit confused, it should have either had 14 red beads or 13 blue ones.
 
2012-09-16 06:26:48 AM

farkityfarker: You have to wonder about the mentality of a person who thinks wearing plastic beads on a string around their neck brings them protection.


Or that touching a bead = saying a prayer. Of course, mechanized prayer is at least as old as the prayer wheel, and both Jews and Catholics have internet versions of digi-devotion. What's next? Modulated lasers pointed heavenward so God will have to quit ignoring you? (Hmmm. I smell money!)
 
2012-09-16 06:31:08 AM

thisispete: Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway? Overt displays of piety like that are generally frowned upon in Catholicism. On the other hand, if he really is praying for the soul of his grandfather in purgatory, perhaps he better just keep it in his pocket.


Umm... maybe you're thinking of Irish catholics? (I don't know.) Around where I live, you can usually identify a Catholic easily because he'll have a big-ass Our Lady of Guadalupe or Ecce Homo tattooed on his arm or painted on his car.
 
2012-09-16 06:35:22 AM
They're always after me lucky charms!

/Going to hell for that one.
 
2012-09-16 06:57:24 AM

Animatronik: Among Catholics, wearing rosary beads around your neck is wrong. Theyre not meant to worn that way and not a Catholic symbol when worn that way. When Madonna did it back in the days of Vaudeville and Model Ts, people were offended.


Seems like self-correcting problem
 
2012-09-16 07:16:25 AM
I think the answer is simple. I forgot who said it but, "Keep your religion out of our classrooms, and we'll keep our education out of your church."
 
2012-09-16 07:31:38 AM

propasaurus: thisispete: Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway? Overt displays of piety like that are generally frowned upon in Catholicism. On the other hand, if he really is praying for the soul of his grandfather in purgatory, perhaps he better just keep it in his pocket.

That's weird. I saw a young guy wearing a rosary around his neck just this morning, and I thought: 'Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway?'


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2012-09-16 07:35:11 AM

Donn C. Drummond in Disguise: farkityfarker: You have to wonder about the mentality of a person who thinks wearing plastic beads on a string around their neck brings them protection.

Or that touching a bead = saying a prayer. Of course, mechanized prayer is at least as old as the prayer wheel, and both Jews and Catholics have internet versions of digi-devotion. What's next? Modulated lasers pointed heavenward so God will have to quit ignoring you? (Hmmm. I smell money!)


Another mistake - Rosary beads are used for counting prayers, not as a prayer substitute.

If the numbr of beads is wrong, its probably done deliberately to make it into a necklace that looks like a rosary.
 
2012-09-16 08:13:04 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Somacandra: You can't even have a stupid telenovela on tv without nuns and crucifixes alongside huge-boobed women and someone in a hospital bed.

you can imagine where it goes from there.

Heaving bosoms, revealing outfits, unnaturally intense looks, overly-choreographed bedroom scenes, a climactic gun battle fought with starter pistols, and a gorgeous woman unconvincingly uglified by the makeup department until almost the very end?


Go on...
 
2012-09-16 08:28:28 AM
Even if the kid's telling the truth, it needs to come off anyway, unless he wants to come around the corner one day into a group of armed thugs all wearing rosary beads, just like him.
 
2012-09-16 08:49:32 AM

Somacandra: thisispete: Who wears rosary beads around their neck, anyway? Overt displays of piety like that are generally frowned upon in Catholicism.

LOLWUT?

Are you joking? Because at least among Latinos that sure as hell isn't true. You can't even have a stupid telenovela on tv without nuns and crucifixes alongside huge-boobed women and someone in a hospital bed. Much less crowds of people around missions parading an enormous re-enactment carrying the cross at Easter.


Don't forget those candles in the glass jars.
 
2012-09-16 08:52:08 AM
This is like the ACLU helping the KKK get a highway to adopt. No prejudice!

I agree
 
2012-09-16 09:44:00 AM
Ahh, the famed anal bead gang.
 
2012-09-16 09:50:03 AM
""We meet with the gang unit on a regular basis, and they do tell us what to look for," Johnson said. "We want to make sure we keep on top of what is the latest gang stuff.""
Another school gets a well-earned fail tag.
Perhaps the district should meet with religious officials, so they can lean that rosaries, stars of David, and hijabs are not gang symbols.
 
2012-09-16 10:08:38 AM
According to the Thompson School District dress code, unacceptable items include any clothing, grooming, jewelry, accessories or body adornments that "by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute denote membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior."

That's ridiculous, Christians would never advocate drug use.
 
2012-09-16 10:20:39 AM
According to Loveland Police Sgt. David Murphy, who leads the school resource officers in the Thompson School District, Vigil's rosary had a red-flagging 13 beads in a row instead of a traditional rosary with 10 beads. The number 13 is sometimes associated with the Sureños gang, Murphy said.

According to Ramirez, her son purchased the rosaries at teen retailer rue21 and had not noticed the number of beads.


Sounds like the Spanish Inquisition needs to crack down on the rue21 folks for selling blasphemous rosaries...
 
2012-09-16 10:21:39 AM

dennysgod: According to the Thompson School District dress code, unacceptable items include any clothing, grooming, jewelry, accessories or body adornments that "by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute denote membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior."

That's ridiculous, Christians would never advocate drug use.


Corporal punishment, alcoholism, cannibalism and sodomy are still ok right?

/asking for a friend
 
2012-09-16 10:27:50 AM

Dahnkster: I hear they have a wide stance on anal beads, too.


But to be fair, use of anal beads requires a wide stance.
 
2012-09-16 10:30:20 AM
It's a way to keep track of where you are in the rosary.
 
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