Should children be taught about religion at school? That question is up for debate, but one thing most people can agree on is this: if religion is going to be taught, it should be taught equally, without favoring anything, or focusing on one religion while ignoring another. Unfortunately, liberals don’t actually care about equality or tolerance. They just pay lip service to it. And for some reason, they’ve decided it’s a good idea to promote Islam in our schools while outlawing any mention of Christianity, even banning prayer from students. And one mom wasn’t going to take it.
Tara Cali sat down with her son to do his homework, only to discover that his history lesson was actually all about Islam. Children were even asked to scan a code with their phones to hear a Muslim call to prayer. Tara was furious, so she sent a note back for the teacher.
“My son WILL not be a part of this in any sort of way,” she wrote. “This is bad teaching material. He will NOT partake, If you have a problem with it, call our lawyer.” Before sending it back, she took a picture of the note and uploaded the photo onto her Facebook account. She also wrote several Bible verses onto the worksheet, and asked, “How about Christian practices? That sheet has never come home, this year or last!”
Cali makes a good point, and parents like her would likely be more amenable to lessons in Islam if the lessons were more equitable. If the teachers were sending home lessons in, say, Christianity one week, Judaism the next, and then Islam, it would not come across as indoctrination or favoritism. Yet that’s never what happens. Public education would never send home Bible verses to read or a code for children to listen to Hebrew prayers.
Another frustration with lessons on Islam is that they are never honest. Educators don’t teach about the misogyny and violence inherent in sharia law; they don’t teach about the hundreds of millions of innocent people Muslims have slaughtered over the years. They aren’t being honest about Islam. Yet they can’t teach about Christianity, because that’s “oppressive”. They can’t show the Confederate flag because people were killed and enslaved under that flag. Yet promoting Islam is A-OK?
Cali should be proud of herself for refusing to subject her child to this kind of liberal indoctrination. More parents should do the same.