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One Look At Her Son’s Homework Assignment And Mom Has Stern Message For Teacher

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One California Mom is furious about the homework assignment given to her son because of the religious aspect of it.

Tara Cali, a resident of Bakersfield, California, is completely disgusted that her sons homework assignment on Islam went beyond simple education. As we all know religion in public school is taught to enlighten students about the different religious beliefs practiced around the world. This is a purely educational tool and is in no way meant to persuade students towards any particular one.

However that was not the case when it came to Cali’s sons assignment. On top of having to study Muslim prayer the assignment also included listening to an actual prayer from the ‘blue mosque in Istanbul.’ Meanwhile and depiction of Jesus is forbidden on school grounds.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union the act of teaching religion in school should be limited to a purely educational output. Is that what happened here? Well that’s certainly not how Tara Cali felt and she made sure to leave the teacher a note details exactly how she felt about this assignment.

Via AWM:

“My son WILL not be a part of this in any sort of way. This is bad teaching material. He will NOT partake, If you have a problem with it, call our lawyer.”

Schools have the right to teach children about the religions of the world, they cannot “advance particular religious beliefs” upon their students. The American Civil Liberties Union goes on to describe the role of school’s teaching religion as “The school’s approach to religion is academic, not devotional.”

Forcing children to study and listen to prayers from any religion sounds pretty devotional. What do you think, is Tara Cali overreacting or did his teacher cross the line?

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7 Comments

  1. Ken

    March 31, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I think it’s a working strategy put in place by islamic creep agents that have infiltrated our education system, our educational book marketing businesses, and various government agencies associated with educational process decision making.

  2. Mike walsh

    March 31, 2017 at 7:06 am

    If Jesus and related material is banned from the school, then any and all other religious notions ought to be as well. Sounds like a political agenda from the Obama administration.

  3. LJ BLEIL

    March 31, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Throughout history Islam has had several ways of spreading it’s paganism–you do it by force or you do it by stealth. the fact that they’re doing this in schools means there deliberately targeting kids who don’t have the sophistication to know they’re being proselytized.

  4. Nana

    March 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Whatever emphasis and amount of material content on the various religions of the world is certainly educational…we can’t ignore that religion is a part of our world. However NO religion should have an expanded amount of “education” over any of the other religions. If they aren’t making the students also study The Lord’s Prayer, or the Apostle’s Creed and similar aspects of ALL other religions, they can’t make them study Muslim prayer, or listen to or go to (as some reports have of a few schools, if true) a mosque. If this school or any other has extended studies on the Muslim religion, the ACLU should go after them as vigorously as they went after schools for any other religious aspects. Where is the ACLU on this, by the way?

  5. Dean

    March 31, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Stick to your guns, Mama!

  6. James Burdette

    March 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    SUE THE TEACHER AND THE SCHOOL THEY WANT TO PLAY GAMES GET MORE PARENTS TO SUE WITH YOU

  7. A Concerned Teacher

    April 1, 2017 at 10:35 am

    The picture the article used is in accordance with academic teaching of religion. I teach World History II and we have to cover the 5 major religions: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. In it we have students learn who the main leaders are, what the major beliefs are, what the name of the religious texts are, etc. So the assignment is not out of line.

    As for the 5 pillars, you can teach them without citing the Arabic for sure. So it shouldn’t be a real issue as no one is ‘converting’ in the sense of Islam for anyone who reads or states out-loud the statement of faith.

    So when I teach it, I mention that the five pillars is their moral code, made up of: 1) a statement of faith, 2) praying 5 times a day, 3) fasting during the month of Ramadan, 4) giving alms to the poor, and 5) making a pilgrimage to Mecca. That’s all academic, not evangelism for Islam, or recruitment for Islam.

    We do the same with Christianity and Judaism: covering the major beliefs in each religion. So, this article, while applicable in many instances where the teacher himself or herself have overstepped the guidelines, is not true for all teachers who adequately teach the subject.

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