This is of course to do with the case of the girl who wants to wear a Silver Ring Thing Ring to school but the school says no and now there are newspaper articles and things.
I admire the girl in question for her desire to stand up for her faith, but I don’t agree that she has the right to break the rules of her school. It’s a not-unrelated situation to the British Airways lady with her cross, who I also didn’t feel should have been allowed to break the rules of her airline.
To me it has to come down to how essential the particular items of clothing or jewellery. If it is absolutely 100% central to your faith and without it you are not following the ordinances of your religion you should be allowed to break the rules and wear it. But if it is not I think you should abide by the rules, like it says in the Bible.
If the particular brand of Christianity that the girl follows says that wearing a special ring is 100% essential to the faith then it is a bit of an odd brand of Christianity and should be frowned at.