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Old 09-16-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: California
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Maybe it's that the parents were not told exactly what the field trip would entail. It sounds like a bait and switch.

To me it sound like a couple kids wanted to play. But once you get to this point:
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The trip gained wider attention after the Boston-based group Americans for Peace and Tolerance released a video on Sept. 16 showing five middle school students praying during the trip. A parent who chaperoned the field trip allegedly shot the footage of the trip included in the video.
you can't stop there. It's almost mandatory that everyone in the country overreact.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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Where's the beef?
The beef? If that was a field trip to a church the ACLU would probably be suing the school principal.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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However, under the circumstances the kids were "going through the motions" not actually converting or anything.
Yet, when kids were "going through the motions" of a prayer before a HS football game..people became outraged over separation of Church and State.

A bit of hypocrisy there I'd say since the ACLU got all over the prayer.
A prayer before a game wasn't converting anyone either..would you agree ?
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: California
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Yet, when kids were "going through the motions" of a prayer before a HS football game..people became outraged over separation of Church and State.

A bit of hypocrisy there I'd say since the ACLU got all over the prayer.
A prayer before a game wasn't converting anyone either..would you agree ?
Where is the "hypocrisy"?The superintendent apologized. There isn't' a time machine available to go back and make sure these kids didn't do what they did so the apology is going to HAVE to do. Even the ACLU couldn't get more than that.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wow! I wonder how many parents of these kids would approve the trip if they know what it entailed.
Exactly.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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As a parent, most want to control where their kids worship.

Do you think Muslim parents would be pleased if they went to a Christian church and worshiped Jesus Christ without their permission?
Forget the parents-I wonder what the wackjobs around the world would have said or done.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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School Trip to (http://www.peaceandtolerance.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129:s chool-trip-to-moderate-mosque-inside-video-captures-kids-bowing-to-allah&catid=7ur-statements&Itemid=39 - broken link)

For the past three years we’ve been sounding the alarm about the radical leadership and Saudi funding of the Boston mega-mosque and the organization that runs it, the Muslim American Society, which has been labeled by Federal prosecutors as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”

The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who is currently serving 23 years in jail on terror charges. For years, its board of trustees included Yusuf al Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who was banned by Bill Clinton from the United States in 1999. Qaradawi now chairs the Muslim American Society’s university, which offers classes inside the mosque. Over half the mosque’s $15.5 million price tag was funded by wealthy Saudis and since it opened, several of its leaders, donors and members have been implicated in Islamic extremism.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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More Islamophobia.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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More Islamophobia.
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and say nice sarcasm there
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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Left = pro-Islam and anti-Judeo-Christian. Hell of a mindset.
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