Christianist Shoe On Islamist Foot and Guess Who Is Pissed?
Basically its an ironic article about a Muslim Charter(public) School in Minnesota that is allowing, neigh forcing prayer, in a publicly founded school. According to Meyers, the author, "Katherine Kersten, who is a far right-wing kook with a history of hypocrisy... I am actually quite happy to see her and her fellow Christianists tearing their hair out in anxiety over the existence of a culturally Islamic school in our midst — maybe (but I doubt this a bit) they are actually getting a vague idea of what it feels like to be non-Christian in America, and watch as the schools are blithely used as organs of theological propaganda while the administrators claim they are not."
My favorite quote from the piece was: "The prayer I saw was not voluntary," Getz said. "The kids were corralled by adults and required to go to the assembly where prayer occurred." Lol, I just had a flashback to JesusCamp when I read this.
This is definitely a situation where the shoe is on the other foot, and the backlash will be seen as an affront to Christians that are being denied access to prayer in school while Muslims are allowed ample access to pray. I wholeheartedly disagree with what this charter school is doing and hope they lose public funding if they are in fact guilty of what this article purports. I just wonder if any Christians that are trying to get prayer back in the schools will actually try and side with the Muslim school as a means of giving support to their own prayers in charter schools where Christians dominate the landscape.
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda