Family Research Council

Are Schools Mosque-ing Their True Intentions?


By Tony Perkins
February 07, 2013

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Thanks to a Maryland principal, kids can finally pray in school--at least to Allah. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Public schools are becoming a mecca of diversity--literally. Faced with a growing Muslim population, more districts are debating how to accommodate them. At Parkdale High School in Maryland, the principal is doing everything she can--including letting kids of out class to pray. Principal Logan is excusing students with high grades--and their parents' permission--to practice a main pillar of Islam. Although some teachers are complaining, Logan says it's not an issue. Public schools may not be religious, she said, but they can legally accommodate students to practice their faith. That's interesting, because most public schools have a serious problem accommodating Christians. Just this month, a New Jersey teacher in was fired for giving a Bible to a student at lunch. If this is the new status quo, then Christian students should ask for the same privileges. Otherwise, it's not freedom--it's favoritism.

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