Friday, November 14, 2014

School Dumps Christmas to Appease Muslims--Action Backfires

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There's a new front in the war on Christianity....and Christmas.

Ironically, it's a war being waged in the suburbs of our nation's Capitol.

The school board in Montgomery County, Maryland has decided to appease Muslims by making the school calendar "religious neutral."

Beginning next year, all Christian and Jewish holidays will be removed from the calendar. They won't even mention the word Christmas or Easter or Yom Kippur.

Muslims have been urging---actually demanding, the district close schools on at least one of their 2 holidays, and have been gathering outside the school board offices holding signs that read "Support equality for Eid." And, "Because ...our children matter too."

Now that the Muslims have been appeased and Christmas, Easter and Yom Kipper have been dumped, everything is okay, right?


School board member Rebbeca Smondrowski told the Washington Post, "This seems the most equitable option."

The school board said the new calendar will reflect days the state requires the system to be closed and that it will close other days that have shown a high level of student and staff absenteeism. Though those days happen to coincide with major Christian and Jewish holidays, board members made it very clear that the days off are not meant to observe those religious holidays, which they say is not legally permitted.

The school board says the only noticeable difference will be that the published calendar will not mention any religious holidays by name.

They promise not to say the word.

This has got to be a highlight---a sort of Christmas miracle for the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation who fights this Christmas battle every year threatening a law suit against any school that recognizes or observes Christmas in any way.

The Post says the Muslims have been asking Montgomery school officials for years to close the school for at least one of their two major Muslim holidays.

How many Muslims attend the school?

The Post says that is unclear.

History has shown appeasement doesn't work.

History is correct. The Muslims were shocked by the school board's decision. They are not happy.

They say "by stripping Christmas, Easter, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper, they have alienated other communities now and we are no closer to equality."

Equality is elusive isn't it?

Muslims have been focused on getting their holiday on the school district calendar for next year. Now they feel the board threw them a curve,

They say the board's members were willing to "go so far as to paint themselves as the Grinch who stole Christmas" to avoid granting equal treatment for the Muslim holiday.

That's an interesting analogy.

Multiculturalism is a terrific concept. It is destroying Europe. France has awoken to the error of it, and England is awakening to the issue. Germany has already taken steps to deal with the consequences of multiculturalism. Spain is wondering if its too late. Now its attempting to put its hands on the throat of our own culture.

If we could loose ourselves from the chains of political correctness.... what about suggesting to our Muslim friends that America's heritage is strongly linked to Christianity and Judaism? Not Islam.

And because of this historical bond and our heritage as a nation, we recognize these holidays.

However, we could say, they, and other religious people, are welcome to live here legally and enjoy the unprecedented freedom and prosperity that these Christian beliefs have produced in America.

If there is any question in anyone's mind how America's Founders viewed religion---specifically Christianity and the Bible in relationship to this country, a closer look at their words makes it abundantly clear that we have lost our way.

David Barton has collected the Founders thoughts and words on the subject. A mental stroll through their comments will be refreshing, informing and energizing...and hopefully motivating.

Example: Noah Webster-Founder and Father of pubic education.

"The Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children under a free government ought to be instructed. No truth is more evident than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."

I'm talking more about this on the radio today. Join me at 9 AM PST. Here's how.

Be Informed. Be Blessed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Free.


3 comments:

  1. It seems to me it's as if few really know what freedom of religion really is.

    It seems to me the school would have done well to ad the Muslim holiday to it's calendar if one or more students had asked, since there are religious days given mention for other religions.

    Isn't that what freedom of religion is all about? I don't believe the school should feel the need to give a day, or more off for a Muslim religious day simply because they do for Christmas, or some other days. That should be decided on how many students would miss those days for that purpose, and what their policy is on those things.

    I believe the military should have Muslim services for Muslim service men and women if they are of that religion and would like that.

    When I was in the service, religious services were provided, but attendance was not required. It was something that was simply provided for, and attending religious services was encouraged, though not by any particular name or denomination. Mention was made by name, and by denomination, but encouragement to attend religious services was never made by any particular name or denomination.

    I believe we lived the free exercise of religion when I was in the service and that we did it according to the constitution.

    Some people have told me that the Muslim religion requires the overthrow of all others, by force if necessary, but that would be in violation of our freedom of religion which is protected by our constitution. If any soldier was found practicing such a forceful thing, trying to force other service men and women into attending anything because it's what they decided to practice, I expect they would be subject to disciplinary actions under the uniform code of military justice. Such an action would also be in violation of the oath they first took in order to join the military.

    "Radical Islam" should not be given any place in the military or public school system. Same should go for anything that would seek to promote itself by force, taking away the freedom of others. Those things we should give no place to, "Radical Atheism" is what I'm thinking about now... that should not be tolerated anywhere.

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  2. And what if some student says that he is a Satan worshipper and would like to have days to honor him on a calendar?

    I suppose so many question would come to mind as to what I might like to ask such a one, such as, by Satan, does he mean the one who tempted Jesus and was out to steal, kill, and destroy?

    Stealing, killing, and destroying is definitely contrary to our constitution, and no public school should give such things any place whatsoever.

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  3. We really need to keep with the constitution. Some challenges will be, because there may be some deceit in some religions, as to whether or not they are a forceful, or "radical" type, and hopefully we will have good judges to decide such things when we need them, but a good constitution is what we have and we need to stay with it.

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