Sikh couple kicked out of theater over religious 'weapon'

Jun 26, 2013 Full story: WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 111

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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#88 Jun 28, 2013
I don't shop for milk at Home Depot,...



RAJ

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#89 Jun 28, 2013
ban this pindooooooooooooo religion sikhism
John

Toronto, Canada

#90 Jun 28, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Fragmented, not fragment.
And no you can't.
You can read about sentence FRAGMENTS here. Try and learn something for once in your life.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/62...
John

Toronto, Canada

#92 Jun 28, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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The word "indefinitely" was even in his post.
I know, the guy is confused. He had nothing intelligent to say so he attacked a spelling error. lol
our religion

Ashburn, VA

#93 Jun 28, 2013
RAJ wrote:
ban this pindooooooooooooo religion sikhism
yes we want monkey god hanuman cow piss flying chariots half bull half man called yamraj money godess laxmi

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#94 Jun 28, 2013
SLACK wrote:
<quoted text>thats three
no it isn't , try to think just once .. like you he had the fifth

bet you can not

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#95 Jun 28, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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
Bummer.

I guess that excludes those who insist on wearing one from flying commercially and anything else where weapons are expressly forbidden.

Call it the cost of practicing their religion.

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#96 Jun 28, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>its funny how the religion rules apply in this country, think about it, some think its ok for this man to carry this thing "based on his religious beliefs"...
and then u have the notion that its not ok to have prayer in our schools because some don't have the same beliefs..

makes no sense!
lol
:)
Carrying a religious symbol is not the same as forcing everybody to participate in some particular set of beliefs.

Wearing a cross necklace in school does not force me to partake in Christianity. Praying over the PA system does.

See the difference?

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#97 Jun 28, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I can't move past a poor old lady, on her own, being told she
cannot keep her little bird...(:

Sometimes rules can be bent....

I don't blame Mr. Singh one bit for sticking to his guns, he
was baptised and forbidden from removing his kirpan. I do
think it would be gracious to offer him an apology...the man's
pride is at stake here. Equally, I would expect Mr. Singh to
accept that in this day and age, some perhaps act rather hastily,
suspecting anybody whose religion they do not understand.
But here, you expect the theater to bend their rules, but you don't even consider that the Sikh should be asked to bend his.

And this in spite of the fact that the theaters rules are clearly spelled out while most Americans would have to look up the Sikh's rules to know that the knife is symbolic.

And whether it is symbolic or not, it is a weapon.

Why do religions get a free pass to break rules?

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#98 Jun 28, 2013
centereach ny wrote:
<quoted text>I hate to say it tally but you are being quite retarded here even if a person has a permit to carry a concealed weapon how dooes that stop them from one day going crazy and pulling their weapon and shooting people?
I read a story not long ago concerning a shoplifter at a walmart. the guy got away from security and someone with a gun and a concealed carry permit opened fire on the car the shoplifter got into in his getaway attempt. no one was hurt but this person had no right to pull that weapon and fire at the person.what if a ricochet bullet hit an innocent bystander? or even if this guy was a better shot had actually hit and killed the driver? concealed carry permits or any other permit does not give you a right to pull your weapon and shoot at people
Everybody wants to be a hero.

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#99 Jun 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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Everybody wants to be a hero.
the gist of my comment to out reach was .."did you ever hear of conceal".. he [out reach] wanted to know why security guards didn't see a gun found in the restroom........

any how he missed the point and drifted off to another issue

....

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#100 Jun 28, 2013
never ever heard security guards at a movie theater... that should be our concern

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#101 Jun 28, 2013
the Aurora movie theater Shooter to Appear in Court ,






sure Clueless, invent me a handheld, secure uplink, with a Nato plug, not that outdated two pin crap,...

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#102 Jun 28, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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But here, you expect the theater to bend their rules, but you don't even consider that the Sikh should be asked to bend his.
And this in spite of the fact that the theaters rules are clearly spelled out while most Americans would have to look up the Sikh's rules to know that the knife is symbolic.
And whether it is symbolic or not, it is a weapon.
Why do religions get a free pass to break rules?
I think we have gone over this, but anyway...

I DID consider that the Sikh could possibly remove his Kirpan
but then learnt thanks to the beauty of the Internet, that he
is forbidden from doing so.

I would say to you that if everybody entering a cinema or theatre in this country, where we have had terrorist attack after attack,
was asked to remove what could be construed or misconstrued as a dangerous weapon, then half the population would be turned away,
or put into an equally embarrassing position as this gent and his wife were.

I wasn't aware religion on the whole did in actual fact get a free pass, that is news to me, however, perhaps if so, it is to prevent
further insult to what is the new American, the new British, it is called Respect.
equal opportunist

United States

#103 Jun 28, 2013
Ya know, in Christianity, the blood of Christ is represented by wine. So that makes most American drunk diving arrests bigotry, right? They were just partaking of the blood of the lamb. They can't put their religion on hold for the laws of a nation, and the common welfare of citizens. How dare you even ask!

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#104 Jun 28, 2013
laws of the land were around long before Christianity ...

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#105 Jun 28, 2013
OK, what if the Sikh religion (or any other religion) condoned the strapping of a grenade to ones forehead?? It's religious right? Therefore it should be allowed right?

Wrong.

A wesapon is a weapon and religion has NOTHING to do with it. The theater had every right to remove the WEAPON (and apparently the person attached to it). Maybe this Sikh guy should go to a Sikh movie theater where WEAPONS are allowed inside.

8-)

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#106 Jun 28, 2013
DILF wrote:
OK, what if the Sikh religion (or any other religion) condoned the strapping of a grenade to ones forehead?? It's religious right? Therefore it should be allowed right?
Wrong.
A wesapon is a weapon and religion has NOTHING to do with it. The theater had every right to remove the WEAPON (and apparently the person attached to it). Maybe this Sikh guy should go to a Sikh movie theater where WEAPONS are allowed inside.
8-)
I thought SEGREGATION had been abolished.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#107 Jun 28, 2013
All religions are of equal validity and
Sihkism has its place, but carrying a weapon
where they are banned for everyone else just
isn't kosher.

When in Rome do as the Romans do.
Bob

Sydney, Australia

#108 Jun 28, 2013
Gary wrote:
All religions are of equal validity and
Sihkism has its place, but carrying a weapon
where they are banned for everyone else just
isn't kosher.
When in Rome do as the Romans do.
Sikh don't consider themselves equal to any religion.Sikhism is a cult of Hinduism and till late 1929 Sikhs had all Hindu idols and use to bow them and worship them.
Even the Sikh God has different concept , like there is no afterlife and there is no Heaven or Hell after death.
This pretty much relives Sikh God aka waheguru to work for man made 10-13 sikh gurus, most were outlaws and thugs during mogul period and were buried alive or cut into pieces as per mogul justice system ( The rulers had no part in that)

Sikhs always lie and always have cheated the system, that feeds them.Sikh have more than 1000 urls where they have cooked up their own false glorified history without any genuine non Sikh authority.

Even now in 1984 indians reacted to sikh after killing Indira. Sikh makes false claims and false begging to US, UK, Canada

http://www.punjabnewsline.com/news/41-fakes-d...

http://observers.france24.com/content/2012032...

Would you like your USA to be like this ?
The people who have always lived a violent life of deceit will change in USA?

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