PJ MEDIA First, why would a school in the middle of the Bible Belt present something like this? Second, will they give the same pride of place to Christianity? Judaism? Mormonism? Zoroastrianism? Third, where is the ACLU? They have been quick to sue over so-called establishment clause issues in school in the past, so why are they not hammering Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary School for this outrageous promotion of religion?
(To be continued)
Reader Laurie H has provided contact information for this school:
PHONE: (316) 973-8800
From Freedom America:
Superintendent: John Allison
Alvin Morris Administrative Center
201 N. Water – Wichita, Kansas 67202
UPDATE: A bulletin board at a Wichita elementary school that illustrated the Five Pillars of Islam has been removed “because of
the misunderstanding parental outrage that has been promoted by … one photograph,” district officials said Monday.
Offensive Islam mural removed from Kansas school The bulletin board at Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary was intended to aid students’ study of major religions of the world, district spokeswoman Susan Arensman said in an e-mail. It featured five white, construction-paper columns and the words, “The Five Pillars of Islam.” A photograph of the bulletin board, reportedly taken on the first day of school Wednesday, was posted over the weekend on a Facebook page titled “Prepare to Take America Back.” It has since been shared on several conservative blogs.
“Students at Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School in Wichata (sic) Kansas were met with this their first day of school,” a caption under the photo said. “This is a school that banned all forms of Christian prayer. … This can not stand..”