Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and ‘pray to Allah’ during a religious education lesson.
Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.
They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at…which included wearing Muslim headgear — was a breach of their human rights.
This is what we were told would happen in George W. Bush’s America, right? Key points to take from this are that the children were forced to participate, and they were forced to participate in something that wasn’t Christian. I await the ACLU’s response.
I have a confession to make. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with America.
I love my country not because she is perfect, but because she wants so badly to be.
Longer post, but well worth the effort.
This is the image I cropped to stick as the holiday banner (see it on the home page). Gonna use that as the default for all the more patriotic holidays.
Honestly glad to find this image to use, since I don’t really think I need to be using Charisma Carpenter wearing that flag any more. And by “honestly glad,” I mean, “I wish Charisma wasn’t wrapped in that flag, I wish she was wrapped up in some Suppa–Huggy Johnnie Bear!”
That would be me. I…would be…the Suppa–Huggy…thing.
Too much information. Note to self: learn to fight impulses.
But I am incredibly thankful for the blessings I do have, even if those blessings are relatively Cordy–free.