When a mom looked down at her son’s homework, she was horrified. She couldn’t believe that her boy was being forced to learn this in public school. While reports from school after school come in from across the country denying students an opportunity to display their Christian beliefs, they only seem too eager to shove Islam down their throats.
Since Tara Cali posted a simple photo of a note she wrote on her son’s homework assignment on Facebook, she has sparked a nationwide debate about what is and is not appropriate to teach children in school about religion.
The California mom thought she was living in a nightmare when she saw that her son’s seventh-grade teacher was spoon feeding her boy a lesson in Islamic belief and prayer. The country is now engaged in a raging debate about who is right, the Bakersfield mom or the school system…
Tara Cali couldn’t believe that her son was being forced to study Islam when a portrait of Jesus isn’t even allowed to hang on a school’s wall.
Tara’s son didn’t only have to learn about Muslim prayer. His assignment included a scan code that would allow him “to hear the call to prayer from the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.” Cali considered this indoctrination in a religion.
Although the teacher demanded that the boy listens to the Muslim prayer, mom wrote a scalding note back in response.
“My son WILL not be a part of this in any sort of way. This is bad teaching material. He will NOT partake, If you have a problem with it, call our lawyer.”
Tara was so outraged at the California school that she posted a picture of the assignment on Facebook. Tara refused to let her son learn about Islam. And then she cited several Bible verses to prove that she is right.
Schools have the right to teach children about the religions of the world, they cannot “advance particular religious beliefs” upon their students. The American Civil Liberties Union goes on to describe the role of school’s teaching religion as “The school’s approach to religion is academic, not devotional.”
They said that “The school may strive for student awareness of religions, but should not press for student acceptance of any religion.”