When will people learn that the last thing you ever want to do, is mess with a good Mother’s child. Whether that child is an infant or a grown adult…just don’t mess with their child.
This Mother is no exception.
Her daughter’s middle school was teaching her daughter about religion, which isn’t a problem to this Mother. However, it was WHAT they were teaching about religion that had this Mother fuming from the ears and taking matters into her own hands.
Her name is Michelle Edmisten, and she is pissed as a MOTHER! ….. would be.
She demanded that the school pull a certain textbook from the curriculum they were teaching. The reason for this demand was due to its chapter on the Islamic faith.
However, the school board (unsurprisingly) said no, they would not pull the book. That was when Edmisten got local media involved.
You see, Michelle Edmisten believes the amount of information that the school is teaching her child about Islam is out of line and contrary to their own family religious beliefs that she is raising her daughter with.
“It is time as parents, teachers and administrators we stand up and take back our families, our schools and our country,” Edmisten said at a school board meeting.
Oddly enough, she was the ONLY parent who came forward with this protest and the only with the will to speak out and up about what she thought was unjust.
This woman didn’t back down either. Not even a wee bit.
“I would like to see the Pearson book yanked from the school immediately. I would like to see parents, Christians, veterans, anyone that’s anyone, stand up for this fight,” she continued.
“How can I, as a Christian, say that I have these values? And I want to instill these values in my daughter, but then say, ‘It’s OK, go ahead and do it’?” she said.
What do you think? Is this Mother acting way out of line, is she being unjust? Or do you believe she has a right to make this demand of the school.
I personally feel regardless of the issue she had, good for her, for following through with what she believes is right for her child despite the possible back lash she could have received.
On the other hand, with my own children…I teach them what they need to know, and that includes thinking for themselves.
If my kids were given a chapter in a textbook to study on Islam…it wouldn’t bother me a bit. They know their standards and values. Learning about another religion is not going to change that. It only expands their knowledge of the world.
That is something I do not want them to be afraid of.
Knowledge, is power.