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Religious Double Standards on Display at Public School

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By    |   Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:46 AM

When I was a boy in California it was routine for members of Gideons International to give away free copies of the New Testament in junior high schools. If the Gideons appeared bearing Bibles today it would probably result in the SWAT team being called in to handle situation.

But while school officials in Chatham Township, New Jersey, would never permit a volume as dangerous as the New Testament to be distributed in their schools, something tells me they might be open to passing around a few free Korans.

It’s hard to draw any other conclusion after the appearance of Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer, mothers of two seventh-graders, on the Tucker Carlson Show. The concerned mothers objected to the forced participation of their sons, and the rest of the seventh-grade class, in a curriculum called “Access Islam.”

ConservativeBase.com, covering the story, pointed out, “While seventh graders in this public school are taught: ‘May God help us all find the true faith, Islam,’ they are prevented from even mentioning the name Jesus Christ even during the Christmas season.”

Libby Hilsenrath explained her reasoning, “One of my fundamental obligations as a parent is to guide the religious and secular education of my children. That’s why I will continue the fight against the Islamic indoctrination now taking place at Chatham, regardless of the personal attacks.”

Naturally the concerned mothers appearance on Carlson’s show resulted in them being attacked as bigots and Islamophobes.

(I often wonder if it would be considered Islamophobic to duck when a jihadi’s bomb goes off?)

When the mothers appeared before the school board to point out the disparity between the visceral distaste for Christianity demonstrated by the school district and the kid gloves treatment of Islam, Superintendent Michael LaSusa “indicated that any change to the curriculum was unlikely, and the next day also refused their request to meet privately with him to discuss their concerns.”

As their lawyer, Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law Center, said, “After viewing one of the videos which the seventh graders were directed to watch, I can’t imagine any objective person saying this is not Islamic indoctrination. Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination to take place and it’s up to vigilant parents to stop it.”

It’s important that readers take Thompson’s advice. Pay attention to what your child is being taught in government schools. If you detect any kind of indoctrination don’t hesitate to speak up and urge other parents to join you.

We pay for the schools. We pay teacher’s salaries. And we pay for the bloated educrat bureaucracy. So taxpayers should have more than a grudging say in what’s being taught.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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We pay for the schools. We pay teacher’s salaries. And we pay for the bloated educrat bureaucracy. So taxpayers should have more than a grudging say in what’s being taught.
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