Parents push back against Five Pillars of PC

Friday, October 9, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Muslim man prayingAnother public school - this one in Georgia – is suggesting that students need to learn lots about Islam. 

Christianity, however? Nah, that's not necessary.

Parents of children attending Youth Middle School say the lessons instruct students about Islam while almost entirely ignoring Christianity.

Youth Middle School is located in the suburbs of Atlanta in Loganville.

A "mad dad" who identified as a Christian was able to pull his daughter from the assignment, The Daily Caller reported, citing a local Fox affiliate.

The dad, Ryan Breece, said the curriculum wrongly claims that Islam, Christianity and Judaism all worship the same God.

Youth school officials, meanwhile, claim they are teaching a Common Core-mandated curriculum given to them by the state.

The story quoted a school official who claimed Breece was only one of two parents who complained. 

Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute says this issue dates back several years. On behalf of parents, he says, PJI has been fighting back against schools that "openly promote" Islam, not just teach about it.

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The Daily Caller story by Eric Owens also noted that parents in a Nashville suburb were angered at a public school curriculum that included learning the Five Pillars of Islam. 

That incident occurred in September at Spring Hill Elementary School. 

The story helpfully explained:

A Spring Hill school district official promised that students eventually come across a reference to Christianity when history teachers reach the 'Age of Exploration' in eighth grade. Then, students will hear about Christians persecuting other Christians in some countries in Western Europe.

Dacus, Brad (PJI)So many Islam-in-school stories have appeared in recent years that Snopes.com reported on the incidents in California public schools. 

The website, which investigates reports that sound suspicious or outright outlandish, reported that some stories have been "distorted and overstated" but added that "the core element is present."

What "core element" would that be?

Referring to a grade seven textbook, the website explained that "Islam's place in world history is presented within the context of that belief system's glory days of scholarship and expansion of trade, while the information about Christianity generally only appears against a backdrop of Christians harming their neighbors and attempting to quash science." 

"This double standard has got to come to a halt," complains Dacus, who says PJI is ready to represent parents and students, and challenge school districts.

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