“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
Middleborough Public Schools student Liam Morrison, 12, addresses the school committee after he was sent home for declining to change out of a shirt reading “there are only two genders,” April 13, 2023. | Screenshot: Facebook/Middleborough Public Schools
A video of a middle school student denouncing his school for punishing him for wearing a T-shirt declaring that there are only two genders has gone viral as the child’s family considers legal action against the school district.
The Twitter account LibsofTikTok posted a video of Liam Morrison, a 12-year-old student at Nichols Middle School in Middleborough, Massachusetts, addressing his school committee last week. As of Monday afternoon, the video has received 3.9 million views. The video, taken from a school committee meeting on April 13, shows the student explaining that he “never thought that the shirt I wore to school on March 21 would lead me to speak with you today.”
Morrison concluded by expressing confidence that wearing “a shirt with those five words” was well within his First Amendment rights. He shared his hope that the school committee will “speak up for the rest of us so we can express ourselves without being pulled out of class,” predicting that “next time it may not only be me” because “there might be more students that decide to speak out.”
The Christian Post reached out to Middleborough Public Schools for comment. A response was not received by press time.
An April 27 letter compiled by Massachusetts Family Institute Staff Attorney Samuel Whiting elaborated on Morrison’s experience, identifying the adults who confronted him about the shirt as Acting Principal Heather Tucker and an unnamed school counselor.
Whiting said the student “missed the rest of his classes that day” and his education because his father and stepmother were forced to pick him up when he declined to remove his shirt.
The letter recounted a conversation between Morrison’s father and Middleborough Superintendent of Schools Carolyn Lyons, where the school district leader pointed to the shirt as a violation of the school’s dress code, which declares “clothing must not state, imply, or depict hate speech or imagery that target groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other classification.”
In addition to accusing the school district of violating Morrison’s free speech rights, Whiting described the dress code policy pertaining to “hate speech” as unconstitutional. He cited “banners, flags and curricula” at the school as evidence of its position on gender ideology and that it was “unconstitutionally ‘picking and choosing’ speech that it favors and disfavors” by “allowing speech that supports gender identity ideology, but forbidding speech that opposes it.”
The letter, written on behalf of Morrison and his father and stepmother, concluded by warning the school district that it could find itself subject to legal action if it opts to “interfere” with the student’s ability to wear the shirt again. Source
Brethren, this is exactly what we need to be doing. We MUST speak Truth!!
5 thoughts on “12-year-old Sent Home for Wearing ‘There Are Only 2 genders’ T-shirt Confronts School Board”
That child has more intestinal fortitude than the people who run our country! He would be better adept at becoming President of the United States than is our current Biden given 36 years of dysfunction.
So odd that the sick gender change surgeons only offer two choices to change too.
Very impressive young man! You are so right Geri we are to speak the truth! Watching the courage of this young man gives me courage, thanks for sharing.
This gave me courage too! God bless you, sis 🙂