Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Parent banned from La Plata HS after Islam homework dispute

The father of a La Plata High School student has been barred from the school grounds after officials said he threatened to disrupt the school environment.

Kevin Wood was issued a no-trespass order last week after a telephone call with La Plata High Vice Principal Shannon Morris on Thursday. Wood called to air complaints regarding his daughter’s world history assignment that asked students to examine elements of the Islamic religion.

Morris and La Plata High Principal Evelyn Arnold reported to the Charles County Public Schools central office that Wood in his phone call had threatened to upset the school environment in some way Monday, according to school spokeswoman Katie O’Malley-Simpson. O’Malley-Simpson declined to elaborate on what threats Wood had made.

If the trespass order is ignored, police could be called and have the violator removed.

“We don’t take that lightly,” said O’Malley-Simpson. “We have a lot of students, and safety comes first. We don’t allow disruptions at the schools, especially if we’re forewarned of them.”

Wood, a former corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was enlisted for eight years, said in an interview Monday afternoon outside of the school system’s central office that he did not wish for his daughter, a junior at La Plata, to learn the Islamic religion, a faith he does “not believe in,” he said.

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I think it's a great opportunity for the kids to have the chance to learn about the people who want to wipe them from the face of the earth if it's taught how it should be, with no political correctness and sensitivity bullshit. We all need to know who our enemies are. The Dad has a valid concern about what his child is being taught. Being one of his child's only true advocates, along with her mother, he has every right to agree or disagree with what his child is taught and learns at the local indoctrination center. With a name like O'Malley-Simpson being the school spokeswoman, I don't have any doubt as to where her head is in all of this. 

Like love, spirituality can’t be intellectually or mathematically proven, but our emotions tell us there is a dimension to life that transcends the logical, physical realm. I don't hold judgement against all followers of Islam because there a few who have been damn good friends of mine for many years and have never once referred to me as an Infidel or have ever said anything fly about my beliefs. They feel pretty much the same about the whackos as I do, and in fact, I recently had a long in-depth conversation with one of them about ISIS and how they've shit-canned relations over there that the Americans and natives have built up since we've been in the GWOT. They give the majority a bad name, and there will always be those who take it to extremes. But, is there a distinct ceiling limit as to how far you can take it, especially when it crosses over into infringing on those who don't feel the same way you do? FOR SURE. I know there are nut jobs in every religion. I'm aware that people are more than willing to die for their faith to make an example or martyr themselves. I'm all for religious freedom and believing in what you want to believe, but when it gets into covering a religion in school that is known to produce and be associated with terrorism related activity world wide, that's where I'd draw the line too. But, you know that fact wasn't brought up once, but most of the kids in that class were thinking it I guarantee. Having the training I've had, I'll more than likely have my guard up for the rest of my life.

Call me crazy, but it ain't and never has been the fucking Presbyterians, Catholics, Baptists, Protestants, Lutherans, Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons, or Methodists plotting to fly planes into buildings, behead people, and cause mass panic and destruction by expressing faith and belief or no faith and belief in a God. I'm not here to debate about what you believe in or sway your opinion of such beliefs either way. Just saying is all... Carry on...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The teaching of islam has been incorporated into the common core curriculum. K -12. Parents are slowly figuring it out. Common core is dangerous.