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Thread #41427   Message #600887
Posted By: Steve Parkes
30-Nov-01 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter: Good or Bad Witch part II
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter: Good or Bad Witch part II
Just read this in the Express & Star ( Wolverhampton Express & Star:

Row over band's 'satanic' t-shirt
By Stella Stokes
An up and coming Wolverhampton heavy metal group say they are being unfairly being blamed for the expulsion of an Canadian teenager from school.
The band, Lucys Drowning, told how the 15-year-old was excluded for turning up to school wearing their t-shirt which displays a logo deemed by the local education authority in Winconsin to be satanic.
They say the girl, a member of the group's website fan base, explained in vain that the symbol was in no way cult-related, and that her furious parents are now taking legal action against the school.
The school, Good Hope High, uses a list found on the internet as a guide to what symbols are not acceptable and has also banned the Star of David and the CND sign as they believe it to be mocking the crucifix.
As a result the local council has also barred Lucys Drowning, who have recently played at The Varsity and will headline their first major gig in London in the New Year, from ever performing in the district.
The band, who are all aged 20-24, consists of singer Liam Fisher, who designed the logo, bass guitarist Kurtis Thorne, keyboard player Purity, drummer Richard Hill and guitarist Barry Defect.
Dee Spencer, of Medusa Management which represents the band, said she can't understand the controversy surrounding the design, which is V-shaped and incorporates a circle.
She added: "The band logo is in no way satanic related and does not represent any kind of alternative cult religion.
"The band has been in touch with the school to express their disgust that symbols such as the Star of David and the CND sign are also condemned.''

BTW, the CND symbol is derived from the semaphore signals for the letters N and D, as formerly used by that crypto-Satanic organisation, the Boy Scout movement.

Steve