One of the things we have noticed in the USA in recent times is that it is politically “correct” to mock Christians, eliminate Christian references from the public, etc.—but it is ok and politically correct to mention teachings from other religions in a generally positive light! It seems Christians are the ‘bad guys’ these days. Accordingly, here are excerpts from a Fox News Radio program (from its website):
A battle over religion is brewing in central Indiana after a public school wanted second graders to sing a song declaring, “Allah is God.” The phrase was removed just before the performance after a national conservative group launched a protest. The principal of Lantern Road Elementary School in Fishers, IN, said they were trying to teach inclusiveness through their holiday production. It included references to Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa. However, no other deity, other than Allah, was referenced in the show … Hogan, a Christian, told the American Family Association, a conservative advocacy group, that he was deeply concerned to learn that his daughter had been singing, “Allah is God.” Here’s what the children were assigned to sing:
Allah is God, we recall at dawn, Praying ‘til night during Ramadan At this joyful time we pray happiness for you, Allah be with you all your life through.
But when it came time to perform the “Christian” part of Christmas, children were assigned to say:
I didn’t know there was a little boy at the manger. What child is this? I’m not sure if there was a little boy or not. Then why did you paint one on your nativity window? I just thought if there was a little boy, I’d like to know exactly what he [sic] say.Micah Clark, executive director of the Indiana AFA, launched an Internet protest once he heard about the allegations. “What surprised me here is that we’ve had a secular scrubbing of Christmas for so long and the school apparently didn’t see the problem with kids singing to Allah,” he told FOX News Radio. “You won’t even mention Jesus and you’re going to force my child to sing about Allah? ...”
Read the detailed report at: http://www.foxnewsradio.com/2009/12/14/public-schoo-kids-singing-to-allah/#ixzz0bHXChgSW
It’s just another example of the de-Christianization of America. Praise the Lord for organizations like the American Family Association that brings such matters to the attention of the public and helps organize ways to deal with such situations.
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