An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
A Muslim student who sued because his public high school graduation ceremony was held in a Baptist church has received an apology from Newark’s school district and assurances that it will not hold future events in houses of worship.
No apology was needed, from anyone! What is this ???
Bilal Shareef said he had to skip his 2006 graduation from West Side High School because his religious beliefs prohibit him from entering buildings containing icons of God.
Poor baby! He missed a long list of names being called, waiting for his name to be called. Big freakin’ whoopteedo! I’ve been in Baptist churches, and I have NEVER seen any “icons of God”. Oh, or does he mean that Cross that some of them have? He’s offended by that? Big freakin’ deal!
The lawsuit was filed on his behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union. Newark public schools apologized to Shareef and his father and agreed to change its policies under terms of the settlement announced Monday.
Oh, now there’s a surprise. The ACLU was involved. The most ANTI Christian organization in the country, bent on destroying anything and everything that might even hint of a REAL ‘religion of peace’. Nope, doesn’t jibe with their commie doctrine. Oh, but anything to do with Islam? Well, that’s A-OK in their book.
“We’re very pleased,” said Ed Barocas, the ACLU lawyer who represented Shareef. “These are important policy changes to ensure that no student is made to feel like an outsider as Bilal was.”
No, instead, they went out of their way to make sure that all the other students might feel like “outsiders”…..in their own country. Way to go sh*t fer brains!
“I was forced to choose between honoring my education and my faith, and no one should be put in that position,” Shareef, now a college student, said in a statement. “I’m proud I stood up for my beliefs and I’m proud that my experience will keep other students from having to face the choices I did.”
I’m pretty sure that you could have picked up your diploma at any time, and saved the rest of the school the embarrassment of having to deal with trash like the ACLU. Yep, standing up for your faith isn’t a bad thing. Standing up for a ‘faith’ that involves murdering other who don’t share that same faith? Not so much. So, when are the Christians in this country going to do the same thing. There are more of us, than there are of them! At least for the moment.