A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities.
The students were in an honors world studies class at Hendersonville High School and the field trips to the mosque as well as a Hindu temple were part of a three-week course on world religions.
But some parents objected to the trips and wondered why the school would tour a mosque but not a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue....
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Thomas the Doubter from Ohio writes: It is the responsibility of Christians to remove their children from secular humanist government indoctrination centers"
I don't have children, but if I did they would never attend todays public schools. I know that's easy to say because I know private schools arw expensive and not every family can swing home schooling, but I'd figure something out.
"But some parents objected to the trips and wondered why the school would tour a mosque but not a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue."
And the slight mental discomfort the parents felt dissipated over the following week and Mr. and Mrs. Doe hugged and kissed Billy and Sally before school the next morning and sent them on their way to be salt and light for a lost world, hoping today would be a better day for them!
Seriously!!!!!???? Oh there's more to this story if you read it! They got to tour a Hindu temple and meditate, too! Oh yes, they are truly getting an education... I whole heartedly concur with Be like a Berean - Colin turned out a phenomenal study of the why and wherefore of public education.
"There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Romans 3:18)
Crissy, I agree public schools are NOT the way to go, but it's not because prayer was taken out of school. I highly recommend watching Indoctrination by Colin Gunn, it will open your eyes to how we got to where we are today.