Another American school, this time in Oregon, has been teaching students Muslim prayers, giving extra credit if they dress as Muslims and more, but Edward White III, of the Thomas Moore Law Center asked, "Would it have been 'just cultural education' if students were in simulated baptisms, wearing a crucifix, having taken the name of St. John and with praise banners saying 'Praise be to Jesus Christ' on classroom walls?"
WorldNetDaily reports that one parent, Kendalee Garner who objected to having her son being taught Islam and the time the public school system spends on the subject, said that her “13-year-old son is being indoctrinated that Islam is a religion of peace, and being dressed up as a Muslim, being taught prayers, and scriptures out of the Quran. I just don't understand the ban on Christianity but Islam has free rein. I'm sure people would be outraged if they dressed up as the pope."
Another assignment included learning the "five pillars" of Islam, studying Ramadan and having Muslim guest speakers to talk to the class about the Quran.
Conservative blogger, AllahPundit, wrote about this, “Cases like this present Christians with a golden opportunity to introduce elements of religious teaching back into the state curriculum by using the left’s double standard towards Islam against it. Now that this case is on the books in the Ninth Circuit as precedent, expect Christian immersion classes to follow.”
Look, maybe every religious person is not thrilled about their children’s classrooms teaching about other religions than their own. Or atheists more than likely would object to any religion being taught in school. But very few would disagree with the standard of “if you teach about one religion in school, you need to teach about all, or none at all.” That’s just common sense, but then, the problem with religious bias in our schools isn’t about common sense, is it?
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