When I make comments, both here and on other blogs, about Christians being persecuted in America today, some of those on the left laugh. They claim that it simply isn't possible and that it isn't happening. Well, they are wrong, and here's a huge example of it.
I first read this story on Cross Blogging a week or so ago, but I haven't had time to post about it. I cannot let it sit any longer.
Can you imagine 7- and 8-year old children attending a government-run school in America today and participating in coloring and learning for December? The students might learn about Jesus, King of the Jews, who was God come to earth.
They might put on a play where they re-enact the manger scene with Joseph, Mary, angels and shepherds. They might learn about the 10 commandments and even be expected to memorize them.
The students might be given Bible verses and have different verses that they would be expected to memorize each week. They might even say prayers ending with, "In Jesus name we pray, Amen."
They might even learn about the real meaning of Easter, complete with the entire resurrection story about Jesus and all His miracles. They might read stories and re-enact the story of the loaves and the fishes.
Now, you can imagine what would happen if any school or school teacher in America tried that? Can you even picture the 24-hour news coverage? There would be so much press there, there could be press covering the press coverage!
There would be outrage. There would be accusations. There would be demands for firing of everyone from the school teacher to the school board. The school would have to be shut down. There would be "grief counselors" for the "affected" students. It would be total chaos.
But, if you change all those references from God and Jesus to Allah and Muhammed, it's all perfectly OK...at least according to the anti-Americans on the 9th circuit court.
Students in a government school were being forced to take muslim names, act like muslims, and learn muslim theology, including the five pillars of
salt islam, and even memorizing and saying islamic prayers as a part of class assignments -- and all that is perfectly okay, according to the court.
They made banners that contained islamic prayers. They were required to memorize parts of the Queran. Again, all approved by the school and the court. And remember, this is the same court that ruled that parents have absolutely NO say in what their children are taught in government schools.
Now, maybe those of you on the left still don't see that as religious persecution, but then again, maybe you can't see that the sun rises in the east, either.
And yes, Christians are much more persecuted in other areas of the globe -- most notably where islam thrives -- but the war against Christianity HAS come to America, whether you want to admit it or not.
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