It never gets tiring going after the PC crowd on the radio, online or in the rare instance face-to-face.
But what really sets me off is when they try to bastardize the meaning of the documents that they cite in an pathetic attempt to win an argument.
Dateline: Dearborn, Michigan
On Friday, a parent in Dearborn Public Schools blew a gasket when his children brought home a flyer from the local elementary promoting “Eggstravaganza!” at the Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn.
A copy of the “offending” flyer can be seen here.
Basically, the flyer for the April 12th event (not actually held on Easter), invited people to participate in egg hunt, relay race and egg toss (not actually tenets of the religious holiday of Easter). They were asked to RSVP if they wanted to attend along with an image of a Easter Eggs and a bunny (not actual symbols of the religious holiday of Easter).
I felt it important to highlight those differences, because one parent not only took issue with the fact that the school actually had the audacity to distribute to his children, but this same parent is dangerously ignorant of what our Constitution actually says.
“It really bothered my two kids,” said parent Majed Moughni, who is Muslim and has two children, ages 7 and 9, in Dearborn elementary schools. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.’ ”
Moughni said he’s concerned about “using school teachers paid by public funds … to pass out these flyers that are being distributed by a church. I think that’s a serious violation of separation of church and state.”
I’m going to go out on a limb here and presume that a remedial Catechism lesson isn’t required for most readers.
As I indicated above, the nature of the event was in fellowship, not religious indoctrination.
But it is infuriating when someone tries to argue something that even isn’t listed in our Constitution.
My best defense when someone uses that argument (obviously when its face-to-face) is by slamming down my copy of the Constitution and daring the person to look up for me exactly where that phrase is written.
Obviously, they cannot.
I win, they lose. Go Team KG!
Fortunately, this story does have a positive ending.
This morning a group of about 30-50 Muslims visited Cherry Hill Church. They were not there to protest or cause any problems. They were actually there because they were being misrepresented and wanted to donated $500 towards next weeks “Eggstravaganza!”
This interesting quote on this visit came from today’s Detroit News:
Muslims aren’t upset that Dearborn Public Schools passed out leaflets advertising the event, said Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab American News.
“There is no problem whatsoever. I will be the youngest kid egg hunting on April 12 and I encourage parents to do so as well and bring their kids,” Siblani said.
“There is nothing wrong with kids searching for eggs on a sunny day and reaching out and being together. There is nothing wrong with putting a flier in the school. Why is this being made into an issue for Muslims when there is no one kicking or screaming? I am the publisher of the largest Arab American newspaper in America and I have not received a single complaint about this.”
That last sentence should be an eye opener on what to look out for when people try to mislead others with false arguments.
There is some hope.
And that’s a start.