Eid al-Adha holiday

Maryland Public Schools Schedule Days Off for Muslim, Hindu & Jewish holidays

Over the past several decades, public schools have been told that they can no longer celebrate or close school for Christmas or Easter because they are religious holidays celebrated by Christians. Any mention of the Christian holidays such as Christmas carols, etc., have also been banned. Many public schools now celebrate a winter holiday instead of Christmas or a spring holiday instead of Easter.

Additionally, public schools have been banned from holding a traditional Baccalaureate service for graduating seniors because it’s a Christian holiday. Schools have been sued over Christian clubs on campus, prayer at athletic events and even student led prayer during lunch.

Any attempt to mention anything Christian in a public school will most likely result in a lawsuit filed by one disgruntled atheist or liberal, demanding their rights trump those of the vast majority. Sadly, our twisted liberal judicial system has regularly ruled on the side of a very small minority against the rights of the overwhelming majority.

However, it seems the same standards of the supposed separation of church and state do not apply for non-Christian religions which supports my claim that in America today, there exists Selective Allowable Discrimination.

For example, high schools in Dearborn, Michigan are holding girl only proms to accommodate Muslim students. Many other schools allow Muslim students to pray during school hours, when Christians are denied the same right. A growing number of schools are teaching Islam in the classrooms. Students are reading from the Quran, reciting the Muslim Call to Prayer and that Allah is God Almighty, but no one is complaining and no lawsuits are being filed to hold them to the same policies they that are used to ban anything Christian.

Now a growing number of school districts are putting Muslim, Hindu and Jewish holidays on their calendars. The Baltimore Sun just reported about last week’s meeting of the Howard County School Board:

“The motion, which was proposed by board member Janet Siddiqui and voted for by all eight board members, will give students days off on Lunar New Year Eve, as is the case in the current year, but also the Hindu holiday of Diwali, and the Muslim religious observance, Eid al-Adha — either through school closings or professional development days for teachers. Schools will continue to be closed on the two holiest days of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana.”

When I graduated high school, I would never have believed that Christians would be persecuted for their faith here in America. The United States was still a Christian nation, governed by biblical principles which also governed the morals and traditional family values that made our nation great and the envy of the world.

Now I’m seeing Christians being sued, fired, expelled, suspended and arrested for holding to and living their faith. Minorities complain that the Bible offends them so the Bible is outlawed in many places and venues. It’s being replaced by the Quran, the Vedas and godless evolution.

Ironically, the people responsible for the spiritual, moral and political decay of our nation wonder why we are in such a mess and what can be done to stop it. They are blinded by their sinful godless ways, preventing them from seeing that they are the problem.

Until our nation as a people gets down on our knees, repent, beg forgiveness and follow the Lord’s statutes, America will continue to crumble away until we become a Christian desert, devoid of the lifesaving eternal waters of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the meantime, more schools will continue to replace the only source of truth and knowledge with false pagan religions.

 

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Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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