Viral Video Denounces Islamic-Themed Vocabulary Lesson at North Carolina High School

TestFARMVILLE, N.C. — A video denouncing an Islamic-themed vocabulary lesson at a North Carolina high school has gone viral, and has now elicited a response from the local school district over the matter.

Dianne Lynn Savage of Florida recently posted a video to Facebook alerting followers about the matter after a parent whose child attends the school sent her a copy of the lesson. In the assignment, students are provided with new vocabulary words to learn, and are given examples of how to use those words in a sentence—all revolving around the Islamic religion.

“Mohammad was familiar with the teachings of Judiasm and Christianity, [and] found solitude to be conducive to understanding proper faith,” read a sentence that featured the vocabulary word “conducive.” “He also found meditation to be helpful.”

“His success not only could be measured not only in quantitative ways, the numbers of followers of Islam, but also in a qualitative way [because of] the improvement in people’s lives,” read another in teaching the word “quantitative.”

The lesson then provides various exercises where students are instructed to fill in the blank where certain words are missing.

“Mohammad has just finished speaking when I arrive, but I hope the opportunity to hear him ___. I’d like another chance,” one sentence read.

“There are such vast numbers of people who are anxious to spread the Muslim faith that it would be impossible to give a(n) ___ amount,” stated another.

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“You all understand what they’re doing?” Savage declared in the video, which has over 47,000 shares as of press time. “They’re infiltrating our children’s minds!”

“When was the last time you saw your son or daughter, or grandson or granddaughter, come home from public school with a lesson built around God, around Jesus Christ?” she continued. “I thought this wasn’t allowed. I thought they didn’t allow religion in public schools.”

Savage urged others to make their friends aware that students in Farmville were being taught about Islam in a positive light and encouraged parents attend the next school board meeting and speak out.

As Savage’s video has gone viral, the Pitt County School District is responding to the matter, but did not seem to be concerned about the lesson, stating that it was simply a part of the class study of various cultures and religions.

“It was brought to our attention that there were questions about a vocabulary assignment in a senior English class at Farmville Central High School,” spokesperson Brock Letchworth said in a statement. “The course is designed to accompany the world literature text, which emphasizes culture in literature.”

“Concerns expressed to us were related to the religious nature of sentences providing vocabulary words in context. After an investigation, we discovered that the vocabulary lesson was taken directly from a state-adopted supplemental workbook published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,” she continued. “Our school system understands all concerns related to proselytizing, and there is no place for it in our instruction. However, this particular lesson was one many the students this class have had and will have that expose them to the various religions and how they shape cultures throughout the world.”

 

 

 


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  • Neiman

    WAKE UP! We are living in a post Christian America now, one thoroughly secularized , which is at war with the Christian faith and ONLY the Christian faith. It is inescapable and undeniable that we have turned our backs as a nation against “Nature’s God,” against the “Creator” Who endowed us with certain inalienable rights, we have turned our backs on our once mostly Christian nation and mostly Christian people; where in times before 1962, we honored the rights of all people of faith and protected the freedom of people to believe as they choose, while we knew who we were, we were a Christian Nation – no liberals not officially, but in our hearts. Then we honored God and Christ in all our affairs and now thanks to Liberalism, we are openly hostile to the Christian God and the Christian people, we are an atheist nation (Atheism under the guise of Secularism is our national religion) at war with God, determined to wipe Him out at all costs, becoming accountable only to our own sinful consciences.

    So, it is okay to bring in Allah and Mohammad in our schools, to teach the ways of Islam in a pretense that it is a vocabulary lesson, where in reality it is just more of the same liberal aggression against Christ – a hate filled desire to drive His Name out of our culture. America hates the Name of Jesus, they want to wipe out His Name and silence His people – that is what socialists must do if they are to achieve their godless utopia on earth. So, is this all quite innocent, just a lesson in grammar that also is designed to expose children to other religions and cultures? No, it is part of the arsenal of weapons the Left has employed to destroy the Christian faith in America.

    • thoughtsfromflorida

      “to teach the ways of Islam in a pretense that it is a vocabulary lesson”

      What “ways of Islam” were taught?

      “if they are to achieve their godless utopia”

      If the goal is a “godless utopia”, then what sense would it make to include subject matter regarding religion?

      “it is part of the arsenal of weapons the Left has employed to destroy the Christian faith in America.”

      How would the examples given lead to a destruction of “the Christian faith in America”?

  • Tim Raynor

    It’s a comparative history class that teaches “about” many religions around the world, including Christianity. These classes do not indoctrinate nor practice the rituals of any of the faiths. It’s perfectly legal and has been in public education for decades. Think of it as a “history class” without any praying, which it pretty much is.

    • Neiman

      I don’t care how long it has been in place or your opinions about what it is designed to do and I would need proof that Christianity is treated fairly.

      • Tim Raynor

        And I’m not giving you my opinion. Just passing the info. Take it easy there champ.

        • Neiman

          Maybe you should clean up your own house first, then get back to me.

          • Tim Raynor

            Not sure what you mean by that? But whatever.

          • James Grimes

            You are correct in that you are suspicious of his motives. His opinions in the past have been those of an Atheist, so he will be supportive of anything that Christians have issues with.

    • Terry Roll

      oww, well I guess we should have all been smart enough to ask the context I guess. Rookie move on my part. It sells it as a vocab class in the title though.

  • Jeffery Kinkead

    Public Schools Intolerant of Christians!: http://youtu.be/9zcdR-9MOWw

  • david dorian

    ONE Problem: AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY??

    That is the crime. It is white Genocide. IT is state violence. Politicians past and present must be held accountable. ‘Just obeying orders’ is not an excuse.

    Do you wish to spend the rest of your life supporting swarms of non-citizens streaming across our borders and voting for you to give them more of your earnings?

    Translation: The state hides behind its guns and use of force while it avoids accountability to the population for the creation of multiculturalism, White genocide and state over-reach into everything.

  • John Mark IB

    haha the term Dhimmi dupes need but apply, here we go post Christian world, hello muslim, false churches, false religions and coming one world ruler, who many will fall for, even now are already giving into antichrist, and soon to be false messiah, and for the muslims the Mahdi same thing a false messiah, who will finally bring the world the John Lennon imagine false peace, able to bring the world together and appear to give peace to the world stop all wars and sign the treaty between Israel and her enemies, the new world religion one world govt. and economy also fast approaching, people need to get out of the emerging and contemplative false churches that are growing daily in their deception it is no wonder, of course islam is just a vacuum for the mindless foolish masses of pathetic violent loving, peace hating Jew hating, Christian hating idiots, who can’t see the truth from the road in front of them…anything that does and will go against Biblical morals values and truth of Jesus will be ridiculed mocked attacked and scorned shunned as it is and has been so it will get worse, what could we expect from our tax payer supported public but yet federally controlled robot propaganda institutions? the beheadings will only get worse after the rapture and during the tribulation as it is written, but really folks islam is just the tip of the iceberg, look at England, and France won’t be long unless we get together and do whatever we can to fight it!! it’s coming and day by day you can see it, fight the good fight keep the faith and spread the truth pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and GOD’S people!! and for the lost muslims who need to repent and get born again and Biblically saved by the blood of the lamb Jesus The LORD!!!!

    http://faithsaves.net

    http://www.pillarandground.org/home/?page_id=36

    http://www.chick.com/the_story_of_Jesus/

    http://kentbrandenburg.blogspot.com/

  • thoughtsfromflorida

    I’d be interested in knowing more about “this particular lesson was one many the students this class have had and will have that expose them to the various religions and how they shape cultures throughout the world.”

  • Terry Roll

    All the more reason to keep religion out of schools. I wouldn’t want my kids having the same vocab lesson referring to Jesus.