An all out assault on Christian families is coming, but first it will start in the schools and places of learning. This story for example, is one example of Islambeing promoted to our children.
As reported by the Washington Post, “John Kevin Wood says his daughter’s school has banned him from campus for more than a year, illegally punishing him for raising objections to classroom lessons about Islam. Now he’s gone to court for help, asking a judge to remove the ban so he can watch his daughter graduate from high school.
“She’s in the final semester of her senior year, and as it stands right now, she’s going to have to go through that life experience without her dad there,” said Kate Oliveri, a lawyer from the Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center who is representing the Wood family.
The dispute dates to October 2014, when Wood’s daughter showed him several assignments for her 11th grade World History class at La Plata High in Charles County, Md. She had been asked to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam. She had been asked to write and recite the shahada, the Muslim statement of faith: There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. She had been taught, according to school papers submitted to federal court, that most Muslims’ faith is “stronger than the average Christian.”
The lessons also taught that Islam was a “peaceful religion,” court papers say, and that “jihad” is a “holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; a personal struggle in devotion to Islam especially involving spiritual discipline.” Wood is a Marine veteran who had lost two buddies in combat in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
The school wasn’t just teaching Islam but was promoting it, it seemed to Wood, and in a way that amounted to an assault on his family’s Christian faith.”
My first point is, how can a school ban a parent from a campus just because he objects and makes a complaint about a specific measure of curriculum being taught to his child? Unless there was some physical altercation and threat levied by Mr. Wood, how can the school violate his rights as a parent?
Secondly, just imagine what would happen if the lesson was about Christianity and was based on the confession of faith in Paul’s letter to the Romans Chapter 10? We’ve shared countless times about the Freedom from Religion Foundation and their lawfare assaults against schools regarding “separation of church and state.” Remember the story from Madison County, Georgia where they protested a monument at the high school football stadium that featured the verse from Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” They demanded the monument, purchased and built by private funds, be removed. Or how about the Christian football coach who was assailed for praying with his players?
The double standard is real, and it is intended. Don’t be fooled. This isn’t freedom of religion, it’s enforcement of one, while denying the other. Christianity is under attack, so were are the Christians standing and fighting back? This man can’t be alone.