Islam Rends The Veil That Separates Church and State

The Supreme Court rejected appeal challenging constitutionality of Islamic indoctrination in our public schools.

Could you imagine the furor if there were a three-week course on what it means to be a Christian? Catholics, Baptists and Pentecostals would each get a week. The curriculum would have to embrace all the different beliefs within those denominations so as to fully educate the children on what it's like to be a Christian. Being that it is taught under the guise of cultural studies, the children would go through a confirmation, learn the Sacraments, participate in the Eucharist, memorize verses from the Bible, give up something for Lent, get baptized, speak in tongues and participate in worship through singing songs that praise God. Yeah, that would would fly like a pig over the Mississippi.

But folks, teaching our 7th graders Islam for three weeks is flying over our country right now; just five years after 9/11 and we are indoctrinating our kids into all things Islam.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday by evangelical Christian students and their parents who said a Contra Costa County school district engaged in unconstitutional religious indoctrination when it taught students about Islam by having them recite language from prayers.
The suit challenged the content of a seventh-grade history course at Excelsior Middle School in Byron in the fall of 2001. The teacher, using an instructional guide, told students they would adopt roles as Muslims for three weeks to help them learn what Muslims believe.
She encouraged them to use Muslim names, recited prayers in class, had them memorize and recite a passage from the Quran and made them give up something for a day, such as television or candy, to simulate fasting during the month of Ramadan. The final exam asked students for a critique of elements of Muslim culture.

This slippery slope can work in our favor. Parents from every religion must contact their kids' school and DEMAND three weeks to teach the cultural aspects of whatever their religion is. Christianity, Judaism, Budhism, Hinduism, the Sikh religion, Mormonisn, B'hai. If Islam gets three weeks, then every other religion is entitled to theirs.

Posted by Mutti at October 4, 2006 05:22 PM | TrackBack