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  • Appeal on school's lesson in Muslim culture is rejected

    10/03/2006 2:24:00 PM PDT · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 21 replies · 1,079+ views
    www.sfgate.com ^ | October 3, 2006 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday by evangelical Christian students and their parents who said a Contra Costa County school district engaged in unconstitutional religious indoctrination when it taught students about Islam by having them recite language from prayers. ... ... The teacher, using an instructional guide, told students they would adopt roles as Muslims for three weeks to help them learn what Muslims believe. She encouraged them to use Muslim names, recited prayers in class, had them memorize and recite a passage from the Quran and made them give up something for a day, such as television...
  • A Warning to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    02/23/2005 1:31:32 PM PST · by jent · 54 replies · 7,334+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2/23/05 | Jen Shroder
    Child Care Provider Takes on Politics "Work on the book, work on the book." That thought pestered me for my whole Christmas vacation. "Across the Centuries," a nationwide 7th grade social studies book which maligns Christianity and embraces Islam had recently gotten my attention. Not that I had time for it. I was to have a whole week off from child-care over Christmas vacation, a much needed time of silence and freedom. HA! "Work on the book, work on the book." "But GOD! (whiney voice) What about that Christmas party?" The reply was consistent, "Work on the book." I'm a...