From the article:" Based on the above, parents of some of the students sued, claiming that the public schools were unconstitutionally promoting religion, in violation of the First Amendment.
The court disagreed, however, ruling that the state was teaching another "culture."
Well there you have it. according to the the 9th circuit court Islam is not a religion. It is a "culture".
:)Easy Does It:)
This is one of the most disturbing things to come from the so-called 'most liberal court' in the country. They have to do contortions to deny Islam is a religion in order to justify their ruling - when it is such a blatantly unconstitutional decision. A public school simply cannot compel or coerse children to say prayers.
This has already been decided. See Lemon v. Kurtzman, Lee v. Weisman and Allegheny County v. ACLU. These latter two are particularly relevent.
Since the 9th court OBVIOUSLY KNOWS THESE SUPREME COURT CASES, they had to define Islam as a 'culture' in order to get around it - even though in the course of the teaching of this 'culture' the students are forced to recite prayers to a god they don't believe in!
I'm freaking astounded and I'm thoroughly angry about this. I hope the Supreme Court hands this case back to them, with their heads on the proverbial legal platter.
We must NEVER ALLOW ANY OF THESE IDIOTS ON THE 9th TO EVER MAKE IT TO THE SUPREME COURT.