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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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...