If Christianity can’t be “forced” on the children or even mentioned, no other religion can.
Christian Action Network sent a “Letter of Demand” to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) mandating that it cease its Islamic education program for the nation’s public schools.
The Christian Action Network believes this “educational material” is more like indoctrination of our children.
“It doesn’t appear that the either DOE or PBS LearningMedia offer similar instructional material on Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism or Hinduism through the PBS LearningMedia website,” says Mawyer.
Children are asked, or told, to complete such assignments as:
- “…explore and understand the basic beliefs of Islam as well as the Five Pillars that guide Muslims in their daily life; belief, fasting, almsgiving, and pilgrimage.”
- “…focus on learning about the core duties of Muslims…”
- “…read about what it means to proclaim faith or belief as a Muslim.”
- “…watch the two streaming video segments about prayer preparation and the set of movements for prayer.”
In addition, students are expected to correctly understand and answer such questions as:
- “Describe the process that Muslims go through to prepare to pray.”
- “What do the prayers sound like?”
- “What do the movements look like?”
- “What are some of the things Muslims say during prayer?”
The lesson plan is designed for students in grades 5-12.
Christian Action Network says they will file a federal lawsuit if the materials aren’t removed from schools in 60 days.
Read more about this at christianaction.org/