Skip to comments.Supremes have no problem with teacher forcing Christian student to voice Islamic prayer
Posted on 10/15/2019 11:22:09 PM PDT by amorphous
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take the case of a public school teacher who required her students to recite the Islamic "conversion prayer" or receive a failing grade.
The Thomas More Law Center is defending Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in 11th grade at La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland.
Wood refused to deny her faith "by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada 'There is no god by allah and Muhammad is the messenger of allah,'" Thomas More said.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the teacher did not violate the Establishment Clause.
Wood also had been forced to view a series of Islam-promoting PowerPoint slides, including one casting aspersions on Christians that said, "Most Muslims' faith is stronger than the average Christian."
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The center explained Wood "believes it is a sin to profess the existence of any other god but the Christian God. She stood firm in her Christian beliefs and was punished for it. School officials refused her fathers request that she be allowed to opt-out or be given an alternative assignment. She refused to complete her anti-Christian assignment and consequently received a failing grade."
Does Ron Reagan Jr. and his Freedom From Religion Council know about this injustice?
Coming to a school near you!
[ Wood refused to deny her faith “by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada ‘There is no god by allah and Muhammad is the messenger of allah,’” ]
Good for her. Spirit of antichrist and One-World Religion in action. The NEA is a Communist organization. /Captain Obvious
Who also represent David Daleiden, of the Center For Medical Progress, who recorded Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to sell the body parts of aborted babies.
It's unbelievable how far this government has strayed from the path our founding fathers established.
Problem is, it's not obvious to most moms and dads who naively send their sons and daughters off to be indoctrinated with leftist ideology completely contradictory to their values, and to of our American way of life.
You mean Wrong Reagan,don’t you?
The damned teacher needs to be WarmTar & Feathered in the School parking lot then ... if I say anymore Ill be Banned forever from FR.
I am so going to Home School the newest Grandson. Hes already smarter than the public scrool teachers and their corrupt curriculum at 2.5 years old.
How does the Supreme Court NOT take this case?
Where else could it possibly go?
Being forced to speak words of conversion to another faith? Or suffer consequences?
That IS religious persecution.
The news here is only one student refused to comply.
That this teacher is still employed, the school principle was not run out of town and the school board was not voted out speaks volumes as to where we will be in another few years.......
Funny you mentioned it:
I got my first Facebook spanking today for insulting ISIS! At least I died onto the Gatling gun I was using. Used up the whole can. No prisoners!
I think a lot of my fellow Americans who said, Never forget, forgot.
Why is it unbelievable? It’s been happening over the last 50 years.
And unfortunately, they and the left control our school system. This should surprise anyone. And, it’s kinda tame considering what the current curriculum is in public schools.
Good for you. You save one among the many thousands the conservatives don’t care about and they vote. And we wonder why our education system is what it is as well as every other institution in our country.
Please. It’s where we were 50 years ago and nobody cared.
“Wood was also required to complete a work sheet on the growth of Islam, the beliefs and practices, and the links between Islam, Judaism and Christianity. A fill-in-the-blank section included the statement: There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, a portion of an Islamic declaration of faith known as the shahada.”
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“Wood received a lower grade for the lesson, but it did not affect her final grade, filings show.”
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“...students were not required to memorize the shahada, to recite it, or even to write the complete statement of faith, according to the ruling.”
It’s good to know something about other religions, but when I was a high school student, we never had to get into the minutiae of each religion’s statement of faith, etc.
They sure forgot.
But in education, they didn’t even care let alone forget. I’ve been in the battle since 1988, as a teacher then a parent then a teacher again.
Our side isn’t fighting this battle. It gave up decades ago. It gave up in the 70s when my oldest brother was fighting it.
My kids go to private, catholic, homeschool, it doesnt affect me blah blah blah. It affects all of us and the fabric of our society. Nobody really cares. My catholic k-8 and public high school kids turned out just fine so there’s that. But, I’ve been a teacher in an off mostly on since 1988 and it astounds me that parents and society in general have no clue what is being taught in our public (and private) schools. Read the Curriculum. And that’s just the beginning. But nobody really cares. And frankly, I’m tired of fighting when no one cares.In 8 years I’ll retire with my pension and medical benefits and probably afterschool my grandkids. But it probably won’t matter since their education, media will be slamming the agenda 24/7.
I’m so pissed off at conservatives for not fighting this for the last 70 years. Allowing our education system to be taken over by liberals as well as every other institution just pisses me off.WTF? How does that “it doesn’t affect me” work when it affects everyone?
So tomorrow, I’ll go to work at my school with my students and try to teach my curriculum content area and avoid the stupid bullshit. I’ll also try to ignore the disrespect and no back up because heaven forbid I try to discipline the students and provide a safe environment for the whole class...
What pisses me off the most is that the students are the ones who suffer the most: academically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. None of this crap is for them! In fact, it limits them.
So, to all those who are going to or already homeschool their kids or those too old to care, sure keep doing that. But know it isn’t going to change an entire system, the education system that is affecting our society: politically, socially, economically, etc.
And frankly, most of these parents couldn’t homeschool their kids because they are stupid, dumb as rocks stupid. I will never understand how smart people gave our education system to the dumbest people on the planet.
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