Students Take Field Trip to Mosque, Receive Koran

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“animis opibusque parati”

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#1 Sep 18, 2013
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by Todd Starnes

A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities.

The students were in an honors world studies class at Hendersonville High School and the field trips to the mosque as well as a Hindu temple were part of a three-week course on world religions.

But some parents objected to the trips and wondered why the school would tour a mosque but not a Christian church or a Jewish synagogue.

“If you can’t go to all five, why are you going to any?” asked parent Mike Conner.“We sent the principal an email and voiced our concerns. She sent back a reply and told us they could not afford to go to all five.”

Daily Roll Call reported the students were taken to the Islamic Center of Nashville.

Children were given punch and cookies at the mosque where they listened to readings from the Koran, Conner said. They were also given copies of the Islamic holy book -- which some students took and others declined.

During their visit to the Hindu temple, students engaged in meditation.

“Our kids are being indoctrinated and this is being shoved in their face,” Conner told Fox News.“It tells me they are pushing other religions and they want Christianity to take a back seat. They want our children to be tolerant of everything except Christianity.”

A Sumner County Schools spokesman declined to answer questions about specific religious activities the children may have engaged in, but he did send a statement acknowledging there was concern about the trip.

“Our district has reviewed the practice and decided to eliminate field trips to religious venues from this class, as it does not provide equal representation to all the religions studied in the course unit,” the statement read.“This decision was made due to the fact that equal representation in regards to field trips for all religions studied in the course is not feasible.”

“animis opibusque parati”

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#2 Sep 18, 2013
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Conner told Fox News his 14-year-old stepdaughter Jessica decided not to attend the trip. So her teachers instructed her to write a paper comparing and contrasting the Christian, Hindu and Islamic faiths. That’s when his daughter noticed something strange.

“There was one page on the sayings of Jesus, two-thirds of a page on the sayings of Gandhi, and five pages on Muhammed,” Conner said.

The section about Islam was titled,“Religious Tolerance in Islam,” according to the worksheets provided to Fox News.

The author wrote that the “Prophet of Islam was prepared to live in peace with the followers of other monotheistic religions, especially Judaism and Christianity.”

The author also disputed claims that Islam is a violent religion or that conquered nations were given a choice – Islam or death.

“There is no denying that Muslims in the Middle East and Asian conquered lands of other peoples but they did not impose their religion over them,” the author wrote.

The author also stated that minorities conquered by the Muslims were treated better than minorities living in the United States.

“If we were to compare the attitude of the Muslim rulers towards the minorities living under their rule during the nineteenth century – with the attitude of the Europeans and the Americans towards their minorities, I dare to say that the record of the Muslims would be better,” the author wrote.

Conner told Fox News his daughter declined to complete what she considered to be an unfair and unbalanced assignment.

“Because of a surplus in information on Muhammed, and a lack of complete and thorough information on Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus Christ, there is not enough true facts to properly complete a comparison and contrasting paper,” Jessica wrote on her paper.

Her parents warned her that she might be punished by her teachers for standing up for her beliefs – and she was. Jessica received a ‘zero’ for the assignment.

Conner and his wife met with school officials who refused to change their daughter’s grade or give her an assignment that was more balanced.

“They told us we were being hostile towards Islam,” Conner said.“It was a very confrontational meeting. Their attitude was,‘I can’t believe you would question our motives with your children.’”

Conner said he hopes the school board will take action against the teachers.

“Someone needs to be held accountable,” he said.“They are our children – not theirs.”

“animis opibusque parati”

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#4 Sep 18, 2013
Florence Charte wrote:
And if they'd gone to a dairy they'd have gotten a glass of milk.
<yawn>
Were you the valedictorian at Rock Hill High, Redman?
Enzyte Bob

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#5 Sep 18, 2013
There is nothing wrong with taking students to a mosque or a Hindu temple. I agree they should also be exposed to a church.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#6 Sep 18, 2013
You Christians sure do complain when other people do exactly what you want to do. Insert emptyheaded prayer in school demand here.

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#8 Sep 18, 2013
A wealth of knowledge is on this site, updates daily what is happening around the world
Gatestoneinstitute.org

“animis opibusque parati”

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#9 Sep 18, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
You Christians sure do complain when other people do exactly what you want to do. Insert emptyheaded prayer in school demand here.
...says the she-man who experienced a myocardial infarction upon learning that an Jackson High School had displayed a painting depicting Jesus Christ for decades...up until this very year.

Don't look now, but your double-standard is showing.

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#10 Sep 18, 2013
Florence Charte wrote:
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And -tip- would be posting about some "lactose intolerant" student being exposed to a potentially dangerous situation and quoting parents demanding somebody do something to hold someone accountable.
Throw the damned korans away and get on with learning something useful. The 7th century was a long time ago.
What the hell are you babblin about, Geronimo?
You'd best get back to hating the Mexicans who slaughtered your family.

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#11 Sep 18, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
There is nothing wrong with taking students to a mosque or a Hindu temple. I agree they should also be exposed to a church.
Synagogue, Bob?
Enzyte Bob

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#12 Sep 18, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
You Christians sure do complain when other people do exactly what you want to do. Insert emptyheaded prayer in school demand here.
The rest of the world does or at least did things that way. But you crazy secular kooks elevate the opinions of lawyers (an overrated group if ever there was one) over what has worked for millennia.
Enzyte Bob

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#13 Sep 18, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
A wealth of knowledge is on this site, updates daily what is happening around the world
Gatestoneinstitute.org
Why shouldnt students have a survey of work religions and understand some basics about their neighbors across the street. One of my brother's best friends in school, a Palestinian Muslim from Akron, attended Catholic schools through high school.

All religions teach basically the same thing. And as I've pointed out before, Jesus and Mary are both highly regarded in the Koran.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#15 Sep 18, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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...says the she-man who experienced a myocardial infarction upon learning that an Jackson High School had displayed a painting depicting Jesus Christ for decades...up until this very year.
Don't look now, but your double-standard is showing.
I did? That's strange, I don't remember that. And no, son, it is your double-standard that is showing. You just aren't bright enough to realize it.

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#16 Sep 18, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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I did? That's strange, I don't remember that. And no, son, it is your double-standard that is showing. You just aren't bright enough to realize it.
^^Thick as a whale omelette.^^
But immensely entertaining.

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#17 Sep 18, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Why shouldnt students have a survey of work religions and understand some basics about their neighbors across the street. One of my brother's best friends in school, a Palestinian Muslim from Akron, attended Catholic schools through high school.
All religions teach basically the same thing. And as I've pointed out before, Jesus and Mary are both highly regarded in the Koran.
The obvious point, Bob, is that these public educators did not attempt to hide their disdain of Christianity in contrast to Islam and Hinduism. A balanced educational perspective it was not.
Duke for Mayor

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#18 Sep 18, 2013
Poor poor Tippy.

Always so maligned and victimized, just like Paco before the big divorce.



woof
Duke for Mayor

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#19 Sep 18, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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The obvious point, Bob, is that these public educators did not attempt to hide their disdain of Christianity in contrast to Islam and Hinduism. A balanced educational perspective it was not.
Hey you moron. You ever been to Tennessee?

woof

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#20 Sep 18, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Why shouldnt students have a survey of work religions and understand some basics about their neighbors across the street. One of my brother's best friends in school, a Palestinian Muslim from Akron, attended Catholic schools through high school.
All religions teach basically the same thing. And as I've pointed out before, Jesus and Mary are both highly regarded in the Koran.
I have no problem learning about other religions. In fact, my brother has a PhD in world religions.
My problem is when they get in your face, and start demanding changes to suit their own beliefs. This is rapidly happening here in this country and around the world. Read some of the info from that site and you will find what's going on and what slowly is happening here. It's a reality we as a nation must address, but are ignoring all the subtle signs.
I am not saying all muslims are bad, of course not. It is the radicals who are imposing their beliefs onto others. They are gaining stride. They are already pushing for sharia in this country but in two states, the initiative was voted down..they are very persistant and will never back down.

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#21 Sep 18, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Hey you moron. You ever been to Tennessee?
woof
Hey you moron. You ever add substance to a discussion?

Woof, no.
Duke for Mayor

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#22 Sep 18, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Hey you moron. You ever add substance to a discussion?
Woof, no.
If you have ever set foot in the great state of Tennessee you would understand that the scenario described in the "story" you have linked is no threat to Christianity.

Once again, you expose yourself as a fool.

woof

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#24 Sep 18, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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If you have ever set foot in the great state of Tennessee you would understand that the scenario described in the "story" you have linked is no threat to Christianity.
Once again, you expose yourself as a fool.
woof
Well, can we count on you to keep your canine pie hole shut if an Akron public school class should visit a local parish for Mass and a local synagogue for Seder Feast, while excluding the local mosque and Sikh temple, and specifically, omitting class discussion of atheism?

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