School gives children opportunity to explore other religions (and they better take it or else!)

School gives children opportunity to explore other religions (and they better take it or else!)

Rotten appleOh, no, not the dreaded “permanent record.” In England, it’s evidently called “educational record,” but it’s the same deal — a stain on your child’s reputation that will dog him for the rest of his (the school hopes) miserable life.

Daniel Hannan, writing at The Telegraph, shares a letter sent to parents of eight-year-old students at Littleton Green Community School, in South Staffordshire. The document is reproduced below.

Racial Discrimination threatIt references a “statutory requirement” that “Primary school aged children” — elementary school-aged in our neck of the woods — “experience and learn about different cultures.” If that includes absorbing the customs and beliefs of other religions, including hypothetical faiths that advocate slaughtering heathen disbelievers, so be it.

One of Hannan’s pet peeves with the letter is what he calls “the moronic conflation of religion and ethnicity,” but that’s a problem we don’t run into that much on our side of the pond, where any mention of religion is forbidden in our public schools. Well, make that most religions.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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