“A federal judge has ruled that a California school district didn’t violate the Constitution when it taught seventh-graders about Islam.” This from AP, with thanks to nicolei.
“Parents who sued the Byron Union School District said students were required to participate in role-playing. It included wearing Muslim clothing, saying Islamic prayers and giving up candy for a day to demonstrate the principle of daytime fasting during Ramadan.
“Critics said the lessons crossed the line between instruction and indoctrination.
School officials said parents were given the option of not having their children participate.
“Federal Judge Phyllis Hamilton found that there was no evidence that students were doing activities with devotional or religious intent.
“But the plaintiffs’ attorney says the ruling reveals ‘a double standard when you’re dealing with religious issues in public schools — one for Christians and one for all the other faiths.'”
I was an expert witness in this case, and will be bringing you much more information about it as circumstances allow.