Angus Howarth reports (SCOTSMAN): A TEENAGER spoke of her "disappointment" after the High Court in London ruled yesterday that she had no legal right to wear a "purity ring" to school as an expression of her Christian values.
Lydia Playfoot, 16, said wearing the ring, which is engraved with a Biblical verse, was a demonstration of her commitment to refrain from sex before marriage.
But the Millais School in Horsham, West Sussex, banned rings as contrary to its "no jewellery" policy.
Lydia, who recently left the school after completing her GCSE examinations, said the stance was "anti-Christian" as the school allowed Muslim and Sikh students to wear headscarves and religious bracelets...
Lydia's father was ordered to pay £12,000 towards the school's legal costs.
Christianity Today weighs in.
What is becoming manifestly apparent is that the Christian faith in general and the Catholic Church in particular are now (as René Girard told us years ago) the scapegoat in the declining West. How strange, yet not strange structurally, to see the three greatest foes of the Triune God revealed perfectly in the Word made flesh [Jn 1,14], Jesus Christ and his Church, in the same bed together: secular atheists, neo-pagans, and Jihadists -- an unholy trinity.