Where’s the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the ACLU when you really need them? On Monday, WCSC reported that a parent expressed outrage after sixth-graders at Alston Middle School were taught about Islam and the Quran.
According to WCSC:
The mom says she is infuriated and that others agree with her.
“Our concern is that if the need permission to teach sexual education, they should be getting permission to teach religious values,” she said.
Dorchester District II spokeswoman Patricia Raynor says sixth graders are taught about several working parts of communities in their “Survey of Civilization” class, including geography, economic structure, and religion.
“Worksheets on all these features of a civilization are used as teaching tools, including all religions involved,” Raynor said in a statement. “One of the next civilizations beings studied in the course will be ancient Rome that will include the study of Christianity. South Carolina curriculum standards specify the material covered in this study of civilizations. This curriculum is taught in all school districts in South Carolina.”
According to Raynor, teachers do not promote one religion over another.
“We work with our families,” she said when asked if parents who don’t want their kids exposed to the class can opt out.
Here’s photos of two worksheets provided to the station:
Imagine the outrage if this were a class about Christianity…
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