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Seems Principal Tom Lopez Of Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado is in a bit of hot water.
Earlier in the year one of the student members of the “Cultural Arms Club” led the entire student body in an Arabic version of our Pledge of Allegiance, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”
Students were forced to say the pledge of allegiance reciting “one nation under Allah”. Critics of this were called racists of course.
We’re all for tolerance in religion. The question we ask is would the members of the Arab league pledging something along the lines of ´one Arab League under Jesus´ at their next Arab League Summit to promote religious tolerance? Here’s the article:
The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents.
The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays.
Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”
Principal Tom Lopez denies any attempt to push an Islamic agenda, saying, “These students love this country. They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”
Principal Lopez doesn’t make any sense. Speaking unintelligible words in Arabic in some way accentuates their meaning? That is an extremely weak argument in defense of an ill-advised decision.
He said the cultural clubs seeks to “destroy the barriers, embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school.
That would translate into “destroy the barriers to Islam and embrace it,” correct, Mr. Lopez?
The Poudre School District communications director, Danielle Clark, said they understand why parents are upset.
She told Fox News, “We understand not everybody would agree with the students’ choice. We’ve heard there are some who are upset.” Let’s put his into perspective for the feeble-minded Clark and Lopez.
It is not the student’s choice. They do not control the public address system. It was a school choice. Her simplistic defense included a reference to “one” supportive email and a reference to a similar mistake last year which drew controversy when the pledge was recited in Spanish.
Somehow not learning from and expanding upon your previous mistakes is perceived as a viable defense for these educators. An abdication of responsibility is also part of their defense.
Clark attempted to pass the buck of responsibility to the students, saying, “This is a student-initiated and student-led club. There is no school sponsor or adviser. It doesn’t come under the umbrella of the district.” To read the complete article go to: GopTheDailyDose.com