Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Supreme Court Says
It's Ok
To Have
Children Recite
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?

It appears that Justice is a crap shoot in our country at this point.

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 school
in 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.