Skip to comments.Ocala Catholic School Teacher Reprimanded Over Anti-Muslim Reading
Posted on 04/23/2017 6:26:44 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Diocese of Orlando reprimanded the sixth-grade Blessed Trinity teacher for an unfortunate exhibit of disrespect.
A Blessed Trinity Catholic School religion teacher has been reprimanded by the Diocese of Orlando after he assigned sixth-grade students to read anti-Muslim excerpts from a 164-year-old text authored by Priest Giovanni Bosco, who later became a saint.
Mark Smythe, who teaches religion and social studies at Blessed Trinity, gave students several printouts of Boscos 1853 text that states Prophet Muhammad degrades and dishonors human nature and by placing happiness in sensual pleasures, reduces man to the level of filthy animals. The text also refers to Islam as a monstrous mixture of Judaism, Paganism and Christianity.
The news was first reported Wednesday afternoon by the Huffington Post as part of its Documenting Hate project.
The text also calls the doctrines of the Prophet Muhammad ridiculous, immoral and corrupting, according to The Huffington Post story by Christopher Mathias.
The Diocese of Orlando issued a statement about its decision to reprimand the teacher to the Huffington Post. Diocese officials said they would issue the same written statement to the Star-Banner, but that had not been received by press time.
The Diocese of Orlando officials would not answer questions to discuss details about the exact extent of the punishment.
Jacquelyn Flanigan, an associate superintendent with the Diocese of Orlandos Catholic school system, said in a statement to the Huffington Post that she had spoken with Blessed Trinitys Principal Jason Halstead and Smythe.
Flanigan stated that after speaking with the two men, the school district decided to reprimand the teacher for this unfortunate exhibit of disrespect. Flanigan also said in the statement that the material is also not consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
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Pretty good stuff. I don;t see how anyone could object, unless you don’t want the truth to come out about how other generations dealt with their social problems.
Must not speak the truth about the Cult of Satan.
Mustn’t ever tell the truth about Islam.
Must maintain the lie of it being a religion of peace so the sheep do not become alarmed.
"Hell" is what is happening.
This “political correctness” has got to end...It is all BS!!!!!!!!
it’s not just the Catholic Church...
Several other denominations are flipped 180%...
Come back to America......
Teacher has more balls than the pathetic pope.
The Catholic Church is now saying that the Catholic Church is wrong. Gee. I am glad to say that I am Protestant. Of course I also protest the Protestants when they are wrong.
St. John Bosco on Mohammedanism
F. Mohammedanism is a collection of maxims extracted from various religions, which, if practiced, bring about the destruction of every moral principle.
S. In which countries is this Mohammedanism professed?
F. It is professed in a large part of Asia as well as part of Africa.
S. Who started Mohammedanism?
F. Mohammedanism was started by Mohamed.
S. Oh! Wed really like to hear about this Mohamed. Tell us everything you know about him.
F. It would take too long to tell you all the stories about this famous impostor. But Ill tell you who he was and how he came to establish his Religion.
In the year 570, Mohamed was born into a poor family, of a Jewish mother and gentile father, in Mecca an Arabian city not far from the Red Sea. In search of glory and desirous of bettering his conditions, he wandered around several countries and managed in Damascus to become the agent of a merchants widow who afterwards married him. He was cunning enough to take advantage of his infirmities as well as her ignorance, to establish a religion. Suffering from epilepsy, male caduco, he claimed his frequent falls were ecstasies wherein he had conversations with the Angel Gabriel.
S. What an imposter to deceive people like that! Did he also try to work miracles to support his predication?
F. Mohamed couldnt work any miracles to support his religion, as he was not sent by God. God is the sole author of miracles. However, as he claimed himself greater than Jesus Christ, he was asked to work miracles in the same way [as Jesus]. He arrogantly replied that the miracles had [already] been worked by Jesus Christ and that he [himself] had been called by God to reestablish the religion by force.
With all of this he claimed to have worked one miracle. He said he had been able to restore a piece of the moon after it had fallen onto his sleeve; to commemorate this ridiculous miracle, the Muslims made the half-moon their emblem.
You laugh, beloved sons, and you are right to do so, since a man of that sort [simply] had to be deemed a charlatan, not the predicator of a new religion. For this reason, his fellow-citizens wanted to imprison him and put him to death since his reputation as an imposter and disturber of the peace was widely known. But he managed to escape and retreated to the city of Medina along with some libertines who helped him and made him the ruler of that city. 
S. What exactly does the Mohammedan religion consist of?
F. Mohameds religion consists of a monstrous mixture of Judaism, Paganism and Christianity. The book of Mohameds laws is called the Quran i.e. the book par excellence. This religion is also called Turkish (Ottoman) since it is widely diffused in Turkey; Muslim [Musulmana] derives from Mosul, the name that the Mohammedans give to their prayer director; Islamism, from the name of some of its reformers; at any rate, it is still the same religion Mohamed established.
S. Why did Mohamed put together this mixture of various religions?
F. Since the peoples of Arabia were in part Jews, Christians and Pagans, he consequently selected a part of the religion they professed in order to induce them to follow him, choosing in particular, those points that would favor sensual pleasures the most.
S. Mohamed must have been an erudite man?
F. Absolutely not, he couldnt even write; and in composing his Quran he was assisted by a Jew and an apostate monk. When discussing things contained in Holy Scripture he confused the facts; for example, he attributes to Mary, Moses sister, many facts that regard Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, in addition to many, many other frightful errors.
S. This seems hard to believe: if Mohamed was ignorant and he didnt work any miracles how could he have propagated his religion?
F. Mohamed propagated his religion, not through miracles or persuasive words, but by military force. In a short time, this religion which favoured every sort of licentiousness, allowed Mohamed to become the leader of a troop of brigands. Along with them he raided the countries of the East and conquered the people, not by indicating the Truth, not by miracles or prophecy but with one aim only: to raise his sword over the heads of the conquered shouting: believe or die!
S. What a villain! This cannot be the way to convert people! Without doubt, Mohamed being such an ignoramus must have planted many seeds of error in the Quran?
F. We could say the Koran is a series of errors, the most enormous ones being against morality and the worship of the true God. For example, it excuses from sin those who deny God out of fear of death; it permits revenge; it guarantees its followers a Paradise filled only of earthly pleasures. In short, this false prophets doctrine permits things so obscene, that the Christian soul is horrified just naming them.
S. What is the difference between the Catholic Church and the Mohammedan one?
F. The difference is very great. Mohamed established his religion with violence and arms; Jesus Christ established His Church with words of peace using His poor disciples. Mohamed incited the passions; Jesus Christ commanded the denial of self. Mohamed worked no miracles; Jesus Christ worked uncountable miracles in broad daylight and in the presence of countless multitudes. Mohameds doctrines are ridiculous, immoral and corrupting; Jesus Christs are august, sublime and pure. In Mohamed not even one prophecy was fulfilled; in Jesus Christ all were.
To sum up, the Christian Religion, in a certain way, renders man happy in this world so as to raise him up to the enjoyment of heaven; Mohamed degrades and dishonours human nature and by placing all happiness in sensual pleasures, reduces man to the level of filthy animals.
That's the problem, it should be because it's accurate.....
There is nothing in Islam to respect.
Cunningham is doing his Sunday thing. I don’t have his email address but somebody perhaps one of the FR’s do. copy and send this out to him.
The Catholic Church let Satan's nose into the tent many years ago when they looked the other way as homosexuals infiltrated the priesthood. Those chickens have been coming to roost for a while now, and it will not get better until Satan is expelled from church leadership.
Was this because the Turks were Muslims or for some other reason?
I’d like to see him teaching in my granddaughters class. What we have now leaves something to be desired.
I didn’t see anything presented that isn’t the truth. What’s the problem here?
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