In my previous post, “Jesus is not allowed in school“, we saw the perfect example of how Christians and in particular Christian children are being bullied by the benevolent American education system. Time and again we get the “separation of church and state” line of crap. However it’s obvious that only applies to the Christian church or any mention of Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas or Easter … Christian kids are not allowed to mention the name of Christ. (for the sake of ignorant liberals: Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection without which there is no salvation …)
Moving along here, my friend and frequent visitor Muse 1876, left a link for me. I decided to post something about it.
Via: The Christian Science Monitor
Public schools grapple with Muslim prayer
A San Diego school adjusts its schedule to accommodate Muslim worship.
When afternoon recess comes at an elementary school on the outskirts of San Diego, some students rush out for a quick game of hopscotch, while others gather in a room for Muslim worship. Like a growing number of school districts around the country, San Diego’s is changing its ways to meet the needs of its Islamic students. Here, a controversy with constitutional overtones erupted: In accommodating Muslim students, is the school unfairly promoting religion?
The school’s policy “presumes that Christians are less religious and less inspired to worship and praise the Lord and come together,” says Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute. He is asking the school district to set up special rooms where Christians can pray, too.
This outcry, and others like it from conservative commentators and attorneys, suggest that the whole matter may land in court. Potentially at issue is to what extent actions taken by a public school to accommodate special religious needs of some students might require similar allowances for other students.
For now, about 100 students in the Arabic language program at Carver Elementary School are finishing their first year under a daily schedule that gives them a 15-minute recess period in the afternoon, about an hour after lunch. Many of the students are Muslim and transferred from an Arabic-language charter school that folded. Carver Elementary revised its schedule so the students would have the option to pray at the specific times ordained by their religion, says attorney Brent North, who represents the school district. A teacher is present to watch the praying children but cannot lead or take part in the observance.
A question of faith?
Five daily prayers are “part of our fundamental faith,” explains Akram Shami, a retired bank security manager who volunteers at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles. “We pray to God, we worship God, and we recite verses from the Koran.” One prayer is typically performed at specific times around noon or 1 p.m., depending on the time of year, although Muslims differ on the mandated prayer times.
At some public schools, students leave class momentarily or wait to pray until they get home. Mr. Shami says his faith allows prayers to be combined at a later time if necessary.
The San Diego district took special action regarding the timing of recess because “the Muslim faith requires specificity of prayer obligations … that most other religions do not,” Mr. North says. He denies reports that a new recess was added specifically to address the religious needs of the Muslim students.
“As a constitutional law attorney, I don’t care whether kids do or don’t pray in schools. I don’t care to whom or how they pray,” North says. But he adds that he does have to make sure that religious requests are treated in a neutral way.
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So, the school’s policy ”presumes that Christians are less religious and less inspired to worship and praise the Lord and come together.” Can you believe this line of certified b.s.? In my previous post, some Christian kid couldn’t even hand out Christmas candy cane with a benign little religious saying on it, but schools will set up rooms and special times during the day to accommodate Muslims and their prayer times.
I’m sick of liberals and these perverts in schools bullying Christian children … along with the ACLU and/or some parent who gets offended at a cross or some “Christian” symbol displayed in public schools but won’t say one word about the above piece.
I think it’s about time Christians get off their dead, complacent rear-ends and get involved. Make as much, if not more noise than the godless, the atheists and the Muslims and let the left-wing liberal freaks know we’re tired of it. I mean come on folks. What’s it going to take? There are so many Christians who are content to go to their little churches on Sunday and maybe a mid-week service and that’s it. I suppose that’s okay, but Christians need to get involved in politics to a certain extent. “Oh, I’m not interested in politics” you’ll hear them say. Well, they’d better get interested because politics and who we elect to make laws, has a direct effect on our freedom to worship as we choose. One doesn’t have to be into politics to a fault, but geez folks, get involved enough so that after Sunday service and IHop and the football game you can make a difference by getting informed and making wise choices. Until Christians do, collectively, the “Jesus isn’t allowed in school” bunch will continue and will get much worse. Stop being bullied by little weasels, because that’s all they are. Limp-wristed, panty-waist little freaks.
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