ABC = Anything But Christianity

Buckle up, because this one is going to be a DOOZIE!  Our nation’s government schools claim that education is “neutral” thanks to the “wall of separation” between the church and the state.  However, it seems that this “separation” is between the Christian church and the state.  Read on.

In 1995,  an English teacher in an Ohio high school assigned tenth graders the task of writing and signing a contract with the Devil, Satan, Lucifer, a genie, a witch, or a warlock.  The contract was to outline what the students expected from the recipient, and what they were willing to give up in return.   Parents caught wind of the assignment and pointed out that the assignment was “demonic,” and went to the principal, who defended the teacher’s lesson plan. 

When asked what he would do if the assignment had been to make a contract with God, Christ, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit, the principal immediately told the parents that the assignment would violate the wall of separation between the church and state.  The school board later apologized and repudiated the teacher’s assignment.

Philip Vaccaro, a 14-year-old student in another Ohio public school was asked to write an essay about someone who had an influence on his life.  He wrote about Jesus Christ.  His teacher told him to choose someone else because Jesus Christ was not a real person.

By contrast, however, many 7th grade students in California public schools are given the opportunity to take a three-week course on Islam.  The course includes memorizing portions of the Koran, adopting a Muslim name, dress as Muslims, and are taught to pray “in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful” and to chant, “Praise to Allah, Lord of Creation.”  I wonder if a three-week course on Christianity might be offered?  Probably not.  ANYTHING but Christianity.

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