I have been hearing him talk a lot about how they are learning that Islam is the "religion of peace" in school. Then he told me a couple weeks ago they are still reading mostly about Islam and their customs. I was beginning to think there might be an agenda here.
Then this morning, he tells me that at school last week, their 3rd grade class was studying immigration and the different cultures of immigrants.
Sounds pretty acceptable, right?
But then he goes on to say they were reading some assignment last week in the computer room (he is on spring break this week) and 4 boxes appeared on the computer screen about 4 different religious cultures:
Christianity (Christ's birth) was the first box.
Islamic (Ramadan and Eid Ul-ftar) was in the second.
Jewish (Hannakah) was in the third.
African (Kwaanza) was in the fourth.
Each contained information about its respective holiday, why and how it is celebrated, and 4 children were supposed to read out loud, what was in the boxes.
The teacher purposely SKIPPED the Christianity box and spent a LOT of time discussing what was in the Islamic box. (All about Eid Ul-ftar, and why they do this, etc etc)
Now, does it seem picky to you, that I EXPECT the teacher to spend as much time on Christianity as I would expect her to spend on any OTHER religion in the classroom?
What irks me the most about all this, is that EASTER is coming up and they won't be talking about Easter at all (with the exception of bunnies and chickens *the fertility goddess of spring*)! Evidently, it is forbidden to bring up anything about the belief in Christ in school, unless it is in a disparaging way.
He said she told them to really concentrate on the "Eid Ul-ftar" because when they go back next week, and subsequent weeks, they will be learning about that more in depth and it will come up in a quiz!
It isn't even the right time of year for that type of religious celebration anyway, so WHY NOW?
Why do they feel so compelled to keep the children's minds PURPOSELY AWAY from Christ, during the time most of the world celebrates his resurrection, and have them instead focus completely on another religion's customs that is CLEARLY ANTI-CHRISTIAN?
THERE IS AN AGENDA, FOLKS!
I am LIVID! I will be visiting the teacher, the principal, and the school board if need be on this one! I really wish I was in a position to homeschool again. This is getting ridiculous!
I can understand learning about all the different religious beliefs, nothing wrong with that. (IF you aren't leaving out the one that is actually the "reason for the season!")
But I cannot understand concentrating on one in particular that is not celebrated during this time of year, while completely ignoring the one that IS celebrated across the globe this time of year...EASTER!
If her purpose was really to delve into the immigrants and their traditions, this would be a perfect opportunity to talk about Christian immigrants and their celebration of the Passover and Easter and why/how they celebrate it.
As would Christmas time, be a perfect time to talk about all the religions (including Christianity) that celebrate a winter traditional holiday and why/how they do that.
Lots of liberals in my area here. Lots of anti-Christian sentiment.
They are counting on silence from us. Well, they are sadly mistaken!