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Old 09-16-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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YouTube - Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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Wellesley superintendent apologizes for letting students on field trip pray at Islamic mosque - Wellesley, Massachusetts - The Wellesley Townsman

It was a field trip the parents gave permission for. While it's not something I would have done given the current climate in the US, before Youtube this wouldn't have been an issue. So I have to ask myself what the real problem here is.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Where's the beef? Oh, never mind.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I've never heard of a public school doing field trips to churches and worshipping once they got there.
I'd say the issue is separation of church and state here.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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Wellesley superintendent apologizes for letting students on field trip pray at Islamic mosque - Wellesley, Massachusetts - The Wellesley Townsman

It was a field trip the parents gave permission for. While it's not something I would have done given the current climate in the US, before Youtube this wouldn't have been an issue. So I have to ask myself what the real problem here is.
So, because we never would've known about it 20yrs ago, let's all stick head in sand and ignore. WOW!
Plus, you obviously did NOT watch it, as you posted that less than 5min after I started the thread and the video is over 10min long.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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I've never heard of a public school doing field trips to churches and worshipping once they got there.

The usually don't. This one said the kids could if they wanted to. I guess some wanted to.

I'd say the issue is separation of church and state here.

Hence the apology I guess.
However, under the circumstances the kids were "going through the motions" not actually converting or anything.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Wow! I wonder how many parents of these kids would approve the trip if they know what it entailed.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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It was a field trip the parents gave permission for. While it's not something I would have done given the current climate in the US, before Youtube this wouldn't have been an issue. So I have to ask myself what the real problem here is.

Maybe it's that the parents were not told exactly what the field trip would entail. It sounds like a bait and switch.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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However, under the circumstances the kids were "going through the motions" not actually converting or anything.
if if it were a Cristian outing the ALCU and 90% of the liberal dems would be all over it and it would be 100% bad
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Where's the beef? Oh, never mind.
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?
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