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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Supreme Court Says It's Ok To Have Children Recite Islamic Prayers In School

The hell it is! I can tell you that if my children are ever asked to do this, I will yank them out of class so fast the Principal's head will spin right off her body.

Isn't it bizarre that the Supreme Court is bound and determined that children are not allowed to pray in school when there is the possibility that those prayers may be Christian prayers, but if they are Islamic prayers, then it is a-ok?

Say it with me now, "Screw The Supreme Court of the United States."

Justice is a crap shoot.

Here's the article from the San Francisco Chronicle:

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 court, without comment, left intact a ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco last November in favor of the Byron Union School District in eastern Contra Costa.

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.

Here's my critique of Muslim culture. It is an evil, death worshipping culture. They brag about how they hate life, while we love it. Check out this post from my buddy Reliapundit:

“All those who hate me love death” – [YHVH], Proverbs 8:36

“We love death. The US loves life. That is the difference between us two.” – Osama bin Laden, November 2001

I think Osama's quote - especially juxtaposed with the quote fro the Bible - proves that the jihadists are - in their own words, and in comparison with the essence of Judeo-Christian/Western ethos - the essence of evil. Pure, unadulterated, diabolical evil. Utterly false prophets. Poole at TAT has more; RTWT. The New Testament has more, too:

Jesus spoke about creeds - false creeds and false prophets. What he said is very instructional:

"You will know them by their fruits."Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits." - Matthew 7:6-20

Meanwhile a 12 year old girl named Amber Magnusson, at a schoolin Prince George's County, was told by her Principal that she is not allowed to read the Bible under a tree at recess. From the Washington Post:

Amber Mangum was a frequent reader during lunch breaks at her Prince George's County middle school, silently soaking up the adventures of Harry Potter and other tales in the spare minutes before afternoon classes. The habit was never viewed as a problem -- not, a lawsuit alleges, until the book she was reading was the Bible.

A vice principal at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel last month ordered Amber, then 12, to stop reading the Bible or face punishment, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by Amber's mother. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, alleges that the vice principal's actions violated the girl's civil rights.

"Amber's a new Christian, and she's trying to learn all she can," said Maryann Mangum, the girl's mother. "She reads her Bible and she goes to Sunday school. . . . It really upset me when she was not allowed to read it on her own time."

Mangum said her daughter was reading her Bible on Sept. 14 when Vice Principal Jeanetta Rainey approached. According to Mangum and the lawsuit, Rainey told Amber that reading the Bible violated school policy and that she would face discipline if she continued to do so.

I wonder how the Supreme Court will rule on that.What is going on in our country?

I'm telling you, the Christian Church is going to have to start getting real serious about protecting the traditional freedoms and rights of Western Civilization. There is a creeping Islamification and Leftist ideological assault on that which we believe in.
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Blogger Demosthenes said...

You should be more precise. The SC didn't say it's ok to have children recite islamic prayers in school. They just didn't want to take the time to overturn yet another flaky Ninth US Circuit Court decision. I believe the SC would have overturned the Ninth if the SC had thought it important relative to the other cases that they could debate.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 5:37:00 am  
Blogger Demosthenes said...

On a different note, the teacher's multicultural approach make me sick to my stomach to even read about.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 5:39:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Your point is well taken. I will think about it. For now, it is my opinion that you couldn't find a much more important issue than this. The idea that a teacher could have students basically pretend they are Muslims for three weeks, reciting prayers and memorizing verses from the Koran, seems an atrocity to me.

That the Supreme Court does not deem that worthwhile dealing with seems to me a tacit approval.

I am very angry about this right now. Maybe tomorrow morning I will change the wording.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 6:08:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The law firm that defended the school has listed this case under the heading of "Victories"

"* Eklund v. Byron Union School District: Established the right of public school teachers to use games, role-playing, and other methods considered to be best pedagogical practices to teach about the history, culture and religion of Islam as part of a secular program of education in a world history class."

And Linda Lye, the attorney that represented the school district, is a member of the ACLU:

"She is a member of both the Board of Directors and the Legal Committee of the ACLU of Northern California, and is Co-President of the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Law Foundation."

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 7:39:00 am  
Blogger KG said...

"...if the SC had thought it important relative to the other cases that they could debate."
What the HELL could be more important?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:55:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In a comment piece in Le Figaro on September 19, he [Robert Redeker] said Muhammad was "a merciless warlord, a looter, a mass-murderer of Jews and a polygamist". He called the Qur'an "a book of incredible violence" and contrasted what he said were Christianity's peaceful roots and Islam's violent ones, adding: "Jesus is a master of love, Muhammad a master of hate."


Wednesday, October 04, 2006 1:24:00 pm  

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