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Last nights local news featured this story. Including a tidbit on the county providing the Muslims a place for evening prayer before the meeting.

Bishop Chuck Leigh, president of the Florida Council of Churches, backed him, saying, "I think it's really petty on the part of the school board. ... Instead of giving them one holiday, they decided they're not going to give anybody anything."

IMHO, one holiday would have been just the begining. CAIR would be back and demanding that more Islamic days be recognized. And how long until they started being "offended" (like by Piggy Banks in the U.K.) by Jewish and Christian holidays?

I think the council made the best of a bad situation, given the legal climate in this country. We had better start fighting for our culture because the elites are selling us out fast.

1 posted on 10/26/2005 5:24:30 AM PDT by PogySailor
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To: PogySailor
"A school board cannot recognize a religious holiday for the sole purpose of recognizing a religious holiday," Gonzalez said.....

Says who?

2 posted on 10/26/2005 5:25:51 AM PDT by Skooz ("Political Correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: PogySailor

What is left out is the fact that the board is instead giving everyone three generic religous holidays off to everyone.

That's right, you can declare that festivus is coming and your kid can't come to school and the school will say fine.

No tests or other important events will be scheduled on that school day.


5 posted on 10/26/2005 5:38:12 AM PDT by mc6809e
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To: PogySailor

Has anyone else noticed that each Haloween it gets more and more difficult to find decorations representing ugly, old witches. Depictions of witches are now almost all uniformly young and pretty. Like all the feminists we know. Like the media's pictures of Hitlery for example.


6 posted on 10/26/2005 5:40:32 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus ("When it comes to a wife, give me a woman every time." - The Horse's Mouth)
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To: PogySailor

The obvious choice for Christian parents is to keep their children out of school on Good Friday. Schools get paid by the state for each child in attendance. Christians can make their point in the only way school boards honor...by hitting them in the budget.


8 posted on 10/26/2005 5:45:07 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: PogySailor

The point of including religious holidays as days off on the calendars of state schools is not to 'recognize the holiday' but to prevent compulsory education from turning in a law prohibitting the free exercise of religion.


12 posted on 10/26/2005 6:11:33 AM PDT by The_Reader_David
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Calpernia; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree

ping


13 posted on 10/26/2005 6:27:49 AM PDT by Velveeta
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"CAIR would be back and demanding that more Islamic days be recognized."

That is their goal. Unfortunately, I must agree with you that they made the right decision - at least, temporarily. Now we need to start educating the public about the founder of the power-hungry ideology called "Islam."

15 posted on 10/26/2005 7:14:33 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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Gonzalez said at a meeting packed with dozens of members of the Muslim community...

Does this sound funny to anyone else? If "dozens" "packed" the meeting, then I assume there were only a dozen other or so. It sounds like there were a few voices of protest, but to make news, it had to be worded in such a way as to invoke something much larger...

16 posted on 10/26/2005 7:47:50 AM PDT by QuiMundus (Learn, Act, Educate, Repeat - http://www.smithism.com)
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