Sikh couple kicked out of theater over religious 'weapon'

Jun 26, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

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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“People will think I'm crazy”

Since: Jan 07

Rome, Italy

#109 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.


Look out, Pontius Pilate @ 3 O'clock
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Sydney, Australia

#110 Jun 29, 2013
Syloc wrote:
He was carrying a knife and wants an apology,no way!!
thank you for bringing this important topic, we had afair discussion and we all know what we believe now on.

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#111 Jun 29, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
They want to carry around their knifes without hassle, then they need to go back to their country.
You go back to your own country
You stole it from the Indians you racist pos

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#112 Jun 29, 2013
Hassan al Madji wrote:
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You go back to your own country
You stole it from the Indians you racist pos
steal it hell we had to fight them for it

“People will think I'm crazy”

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#113 Jun 29, 2013
Hassan al Madji wrote:
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You go back to your own country
You stole it from the Indians you racist pos




Buyers market, Beads was a good deal,...

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#114 Jun 29, 2013
note is was all swamp land ...yes it was

400 years ago_ Manhattan was a swamp ... Delaware tribe living on the island of Manhattan was a swamp

now you know how New Yorkers discovered Fla..and the great land sales

“People will think I'm crazy”

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#115 Jun 29, 2013
tallyho wrote:
note is was all swamp land ...yes it was
400 years ago_ Manhattan was a swamp ... Delaware tribe living on the island of Manhattan was a swamp
now you know how New Yorkers discovered Fla..and the great land sales


Whatever Trish,...








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#116 Jul 1, 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.
Agreed....It's called respect for others.
We respect the Sikh religion......now Sikh's, please respect the "no weapons" sign at the movie theater.

Thank you.

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#117 Jul 1, 2013
DILF wrote:
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Agreed....It's called respect for others.
We respect the Sikh religion......now Sikh's, please respect the "no weapons" sign at the movie theater.
Thank you.
But the standards would be held just a little lower if it would've been a leatherman carried in by Bubba, huh?

This is a perfect example of ignorance on the behalf of the theater - although they can make their own rules for entry (no shoes, no shirt - no service), singling out a Sikh for this is an example of racial profiling. I just wonder how many other movie-goers in attendance that day had concealed weapons?

Afterall - it was a theater, right?

Wait for it - metal detectors in every movie theater.

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#118 Jul 1, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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But the standards would be held just a little lower if it would've been a leatherman carried in by Bubba, huh?
This is a perfect example of ignorance on the behalf of the theater - although they can make their own rules for entry (no shoes, no shirt - no service), singling out a Sikh for this is an example of racial profiling. I just wonder how many other movie-goers in attendance that day had concealed weapons?
Afterall - it was a theater, right?
Wait for it - metal detectors in every movie theater.
If standards were held differently because of religion, I agree with you 100%. The theater MUST paint everyone with the same brush.

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#119 Jul 1, 2013
DILF wrote:
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If standards were held differently because of religion, I agree with you 100%. The theater MUST paint everyone with the same brush.
Like I said - I'd bet there was more than one concealed weapon in that theater that day - his attire made him a target.

Paint everybody with the same brush and run everyone through a metal detector prior to admission.

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