Sikh couple kicked out of theater ove...

Sikh couple kicked out of theater over religious 'weapon'

There are 111 comments on the WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg story from Jun 26, 2013, titled Sikh couple kicked out of theater over religious 'weapon'. In it, WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg reports that:

A Sacramento man said he and his wife were asked to leave a movie theater because company policy considers his religious item a weapon.

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“Hey Moe ! ! !”

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#1 Jun 26, 2013
He was carrying a knife and wants an apology,no way!!

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

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#2 Jun 26, 2013
Syloc wrote:
He was carrying a knife and wants an apology,no way!!
Are you aware of this: http://americanturban.com/2012/11/27/californ...

“....VETS”

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#3 Jun 26, 2013
oh brother sounds like a well planned suit in progress... strike well plan suit...

what a scam artist

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Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jun 26, 2013
Are they gonna Sikh damages?
tiger_-_dad

Hugoton, KS

#5 Jun 26, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you aware of this: http://americanturban.com/2012/11/27/californ...
The blades of 9/11 were under 2 1/2" in lenght, and look what was done with them.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

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#6 Jun 26, 2013
They want to carry around their knifes without hassle, then they need to go back to their country.

“Hey Moe ! ! !”

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Alapaha , Georgia

#7 Jun 26, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you aware of this: http://americanturban.com/2012/11/27/californ...
But they were soldered so they could not be opened,which I agree with and they were only 2 1/2 inches rather than 5 1/2 inches long.
William Wallace

New Zealand

#9 Jun 26, 2013
Och,I always have the same problem.

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#10 Jun 26, 2013
Syloc wrote:
<quoted text>But they were soldered so they could not be opened,which I agree with and they were only 2 1/2 inches rather than 5 1/2 inches long.
and how far under the skin is a Carotid artery?????

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#11 Jun 26, 2013
GenOmazing wrote:
<quoted text>Which is more dangerous, knives or guns? Lots of folk carry guns. I've even seen some country bumpkins with their deer knife strapped on their belt......
thought: a deer is fleet of foot , how fast are you????

“Geaux Tigers!”

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#12 Jun 26, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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thought: a deer is fleet of foot , how fast are you????
Depends; is he on top or is Ferret?
Sickh is Shiit

Sydney, Australia

#13 Jun 26, 2013
After honouring the killers of ex Army Chief General Vaidya, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has now honoured the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Committee tried to justify it by calling it an annual event. While those who have fought for India's sovereignity are completely shocked at the way terrorists are being hailed as martyrs, there is no word whatsoever from either Parkash Singh Badal or Subhbir Singh Badal.

“hellshade”

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#14 Jun 26, 2013
just recently a gun was found in the bathroom of a theater by a 9 year old.
guns are ok just don't Sikh the knives on us....

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

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#15 Jun 26, 2013
centereach ny wrote:
just recently a gun was found in the bathroom of a theater by a 9 year old.
guns are ok just don't Sikh the knives on us....
Where are you going with this?

There are no weapons allowed in a movie theater. Period.

Do you not get this?

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#16 Jun 26, 2013
1].........In Florida, where state records show there are about 1 million residents licensed to have a concealed weapon, there's no ban on taking guns into movie theaters

2].........Texas law: Guns are allowed in theaters unless signs say ...different

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#17 Jun 27, 2013
Does this also mean that Scots are not allowed
to wear the National dress which includes a
Dirk(dagger)within the stocking?
I mean, how many Scots are there in America?

“....VETS”

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#18 Jun 27, 2013
as many as there are Irish on St. Pat's Day

go onto any bar and sing Danny boy

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#19 Jun 27, 2013
i think they did the right thing, the policy is put there for a reason, i don't see why they should have to apologize either, the guy could have just given it to them to hold until after the movie, He made it a big deal...

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#20 Jun 27, 2013
Let's see now. Would I be considered a threat
because I am wearing a rather large crucifix
around my neck...after all, I could stab someone
in the eye with it...it is in effect, a weapon.

My stiletto heels....a weapon.

Nail files in my handbag....

My perfume spray...could blind someone.

No, I think it is completely over the top,
it is paranoid behaviour on the part of the staff.

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Right here under my thumb

#21 Jun 27, 2013
Carrying a Kirpan (or ceremonial dagger) is a Sikh tradition for those baptized in the Sikh religion.

"It is a religious commandment given by Guru Gobind Singh (the tenth Guru of Sikhism) at the Vaisakhi Amrit Sanchar (a holy religious ceremony that formally baptizes a Sikh) in 1699, all baptised Sikhs (Khalsa) must wear a kirpan at all times along with other Articles of Faith. Although not all those who identify themselves as Sikhs carry a kirpan, it is one of the five articles of faith required to be worn by baptized Sikhs."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirpan

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