School District Receives Dozens of Complaints After Students Asked to ‘Pretend to Be Muslim’

Classroom II pdUNION GROVE, Wisc. — A school district in Wisconsin has received dozens of complaints after high school world history students were recently asked to “pretend” to be a Muslim in an essay that was to include an outline of the hardships an Islamist might face in the United States.

“Pretend you are: 1. Muslim male/female in U.S. 2. Give three examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face,” the assignment read.

The essay was assigned by Beth Urban, a 10th grade teacher at Union Grove High School. The writing assignment was to be based on documentaries that the class had been watching about the matter.

“Keep in mind [that] we’ve been doing work and watching documentaries that have the facts needed to write the essay,” Urban wrote.

One parent whose child is in Urban’s class told EAG News that she believes that assignment was meant to teach children about Islamophobia. She remained anonymous in her comments.

“I feel that the purpose of the assignment is to show prejudices towards Muslims in America or to invent them or exaggerate them,” the parent stated.

While she took steps to expose and express concern about the assignment, the parent said that she doesn’t blame Urban as she believes that she was just following the curriculum.

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“I believe this is a curriculum issue. The teachers are not using their own curriculum, the school boards/superintendents do generally,” she stated. “I brought attention to it because I felt that it was inaccurate for World History. I would have no problem with this assignment if they were to pretend they were in the Middle East and practicing their religion.”

Others have expressed concern about the matter as well.

“When will Union Grove High School have students pretend that they’re Nigerian Christians, and the struggles they face when Muslims of Boko Haram come to their village, burn down their church, and take their female children captive as sex slaves?” asked Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.

WND reached out to Superintendent Al Mollerskov about the issue. He said that—to his knowledge—a similar essay has been assigned in regard to Hindu Americans, but not Christians. However, Mollerskov explained that the assignment was part of a study on the five major world religions, which included Christianity.

While he didn’t see the assignment as Islamic indoctrination, he opined that the essay may have been badly timed and needed to be adjusted for the next school year.

“I remember back in the Cold War if you called a teacher a communist that was the worst thing you could get called. But they never had us writing about it—about what it’s like to be a communist in America. You didn’t go there,” Mollerskov explained. “Islam is such a hot button, I don’t think I’d have the students do a writing assignment like that at all. Maybe I would do that with a different [religion].”

He said that he has received dozens of calls over the Islamic assignment, but none about the Hindu essay, which he noted was almost verbatim.

“I got over 45 calls yesterday from all over the country,” Mollerskov stated. “And most were irate because it (Islam) is such a hot button right now with ISIS and everything that’s going on.”


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  • Jeffery Kinkead

    How about pretending you’re a Christian in a Muslim nation and seeing what kind of hardships you might face there…

    • Deedee Keith

      AMEN…BROTHER

    • weasel1886

      That would be good also, just like this assignment

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Why? What relevance does that have to students in the US?

      • judyt00

        onlu to bigots like him

    • judyt00

      because they aren’t IN a muslim nation, and never will be are they> but you can bet they meet people like you every day who go on about how evil islam is without even checking it out. and no, i am not muslim, I am atheist

      • Nancy Stokes

        Islam IS EVIL! YES, I have checked it out.

        • judyt00

          christianity is evil. I;’v seen dozens of reports on the news where christians torture and murder children in the name of your god, grow up and educate yourself. if you only include the most fundamentalist stories, you would all be judged by the phelps family.

          • Craig Ewoldt

            Christians need to take responsibility for actions consistent with what Jesus did and in obedience with what Jesus taught. That is true Christianity. We are not responsible for those
            who call themselves Christians but who violate Jesus’ teachings and example. Muslims need to take responsibility for those whose actions are consistent with Muhammad’s actions and teaching, and not for those who act inconsistently with his yet call themselves Muslim.

            When we lived in Africa, I went to the market and bought a
            “Rolex” watch for $6. It quit working after a short time. By your
            logic, the Rolex Company is disreputable. After all, it was sold “in their name.”

            Do your own research. Read the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles, the Koran, and the Hadiths, Then you will know which actions Christianity is responsible for, and which Islam is responsible for.

          • judyt00

            why not you do your research on all the hatred condoned by christianity in the USA, Christianity is more evil than Islam. christians in the USA just think you don’t count because you are also ‘Murican’ and somehow that makes you exempt

          • Craig Ewoldt

            Judy,

            I know about all the hospitals, schools, universities and food kitchens Christians have started around the world. I know all the wonderful Christians that have loved me in my lifetime. I know the tremendous example that Jesus was of love and acceptance and giving–even to the extent of giving his own life. I also know that the tide is turning, and much of what we knew to be good is now called evil, and light is being exchanged for darkness. The Prophet Isaiah predicted that. Maybe that is what you are referring to. I trust that some day you may find the peace of God ruling in your life.

          • judyt00

            I personally know of being turned away from donating to a food bank because I was not christian, I personally know I was fired from a job because I was atheist and some of my co workers were upset about me not wanting to pray with them. I also know about atheists right now helping fund the relief effort in Nepal. If one has to join your religion to be healed, fed or schooled, it is not charity, it is forced indoctrination
            and that Jesus story is just that, a story he never existed. now, grow up and stop believing fairytales

          • Craig Ewoldt

            Wow, sorry about the experiences you have had. But I would like to know, on what basis, given an atheist worldview, can you find something bad or evil. Of course, as an atheist, you cannot borrow from a theistic worldview. So yes, the Christians were hypocritical, but if there is no God, on what basis can you adjudge actions to be either good or evil? If there is no God, then we are all just a product of our material universe.
            I am not saying that if a person is an atheist, they can’t be good. Of course an atheist may be an exemplary person, better than many who are religious. What I am saying is that without God, there is no basis for values, and no way to have either good or evil.

          • judyt00

            since your religion denotes slavery, spousal abuse and murder of outsiders as good, I’d have to say I don’t follow your stupid statements anyway, bad is something that harms another in any way, evil is something that is bad enough to affect society in a detrimental way. Duyba therefore, was evil. the basis of society is, don’t do something you don’t want done to you, and it has been around long before your religious nonsense tried to steal it religion removes all the values from a society and replaces then with a set of rules that make people fail at every turn

          • Craig Ewoldt

            You have just airbrushed all of history. William Wilberforce, a Christian believer worked to abolish slavery around the world. Ditto, many other Christians. Slavery still exists in many parts of the world, but not because of the followers of Christ.

            But enslavement comes in many forms, and one human being owned by another is awful, but certainly not the worst. Being in slavery to sin and hate and anger of all kinds is even worse. The Good News about Jesus is what freed me from that slavery and it can also free you.

          • judyt00

            no, your book of rules says all those are ok, kind of a shame you try to whitewash it, I have read the book, more than once, the hatred and torture is there and your being a slave to sin is garbage, sin does not exist. your god does not exist you need to demand your money back. oh, and stop trying to foist your religion onto others

          • Craig Ewoldt

            God bless you Judy.

          • judyt00

            t hat is an insult to any atheist. how about you read a book instead

    • http://www.google.com/ Jan van Niekerk

      By the 10th grade, some kids have the chutzpah to unilaterally change the offensive topic and accept a failing grade for a good essay. When that happens, this “innocent” propaganda exercise turns very obviously evil.

  • Nancy Johnson Burke

    How about pretend you are one of 12 Christians on a boat heading to Italy, fleeing from murders terrorist and you are throne over board are DIE by 15 Muslims!

    • judyt00

      because the assignment was as stated, not your show of hatred

      • Nancy Johnson Burke

        The story is true. The hate lies in those who threw the people over board and murdered them.

        • judyt00

          and you think its ok to further spread hate by teaching kids that? are you so much of a jerk

          • Nancy Stokes

            Kids need to know the TRUTH!

          • judyt00

            they get the news too, however, that has nothing to do with studying islam or any other religion historically. YOU need to know that YOUR truth is not always fact

        • judyt00

          and continued by people like you who continue to call hatred where ever you find difference

      • Nancy Stokes

        Where is Nancy Johnson Burke sharing ‘hatred’ and how?

  • RWH

    Why don’t we pretend that we’ll put our heads in the sand and not learn about others so that we continue to listen to stereotypes and live lives in fear of others? Maybe if we learn how others think and feel, we can find ways to build understanding so that people can live in peace. Just because others believe in doing evil, we should not be rendering evil for evil.

    • judyt00

      and what about the evils christians do world wide? burning children as witches or killing children because they are possessed, the condoning of rape in many church groups, not just roman catholic. the billions conned out of the elderly by “preachers”. are we just to ignore that too, because you are christian?

  • Dream Theater Moment of Reason

    This is an example of what people have argued about concerning Christians. My position on this is in 10th grade, it isn’t a bad assignment. I would like to here the atheist discussion on this one. I’m fairly certain that their answer would be they see no problem with the assignment. Why? Because the argument goes, if Christians can do it, why can’t Muslims do the same thing in public schools. My response is the same. It’s a study in the classroom primarily about the culture of Muslims (hopefully good Muslims since I don’t believe all are bad.) We have examples of ISIS doing horrible things. We also have examples in the U.S. of people that are citizens of the U.S. that are Muslims. If the next assignment is about the same thing for Hindu’s and Christians, etc. the kids will be the one’s to reveal answers that may be good for all of us to hear. I’m not against this, since I would argue that teaching about Christians and the culture/history would be equally beneficial.

    • FoJC_Forever

      It’s not just ISIS. Muslim nations – current recognized governments – are harassing, torturing and have murdered Christians simply because they are not Muslim.

      Islam is paganism, so of course your kind doesn’t have a problem with it.

      • Dream Theater Moment of Reason

        My kind? I’m a Christian. I don’t tolerate harrassing, torture, or murder of Christians. I’m saying that if we as Christians want our message to shine through, it’s imperative that other cultures are studied, in order to preserve Freedom of religion within the U.S. I’m not sure where you came up with the idea of “my kind”. I stated what I did in order to provide the same criteria for Christians in public places. I hope you understand my position now.

      • judyt00

        UM, Islam has the same god as you but with an arabic, not english name, so I guess christianity is also a pagan religion. and this is why religious study should be allowed in schools, to remove the ignorance in your statement

        • Craig Ewoldt

          Judy, When you see liberty, life, love and light (truth), you see the One True God at work. When you see hate death, despair, destruction and deception, you see the influence of false gods. Just look at the evidence, and you will be able to tell the difference, regardless of the name used.

          Incidentally, Allah is the Arabic word for God, and it is used by Christians around the Middle East, Africa, and Asia as well as Muslims.

          • judyt00

            when you describe what YOU call christianity you are describing the ideals of American society, not any reality , when Ilook at christianity, I see kids forcing others to stand during prayers in school, I see children tortured or murdered for being possessed” or insubordinate, I see children in Nigeria being burned sas witches, I see widespread fraud by preachers, I see rape and torture in all religious subgroups, I see hatred of any who don’t belong. I see kids being bullied and beat up in school for being atheist. I see forced prayers in school and government. that is christianity,not the utopia you pretend exists

          • judyt00

            oh, and by the way, your god, if he existed would have been one of the most evil violent selfish creature ever it would be considered a psychotic serial murderer

          • Craig Ewoldt

            Judy,

            I reread what I wrote above, and it doesn’t refer to Christianity. Maybe you are referring to my previous post about what a true Christian and true Muslim is. I don’t, contrary to what you say, think there is any utopia. You misunderstand. I only find that when people honor the One True God there is life and light and liberty and love. But since most people do not honor God, we don’t see much of that. We see more death, darkness, destruction, deception and despair.

            Wow, what is your source on Nigeria? We lived there thirteen years, and that certainly doesn’t represent the Christians we knew. Now almost everyone in Nigeria identifies as either Christian or Muslim, but that does not mean they follow the example and teaching of Jesus or Mohammed respectively. And if they don’t, they are neither true Christians or true Muslims.

            Are you an atheist? Then I suppose by the same logic, you accept responsibility for the horrendous slaughters and atrocities under the atheistic regimes of Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. But I accept that not all atheists act that way.

          • judyt00

            I do not have to accept the atrocities done by people wanting to control the world when I was a child. no war, genocide or torture was ever done in the name of atheism but rather, communism or socialism or simply greed. not one of those people ever said that people had to become atheists or be murdered.
            YOU DO, however have to accept the atrocities happening today in the name of your religion, by people practicing that religion.

          • Craig Ewoldt

            You are right to introduce the term “practice.” People
            practicing Christianity do not commit atrocities. That is not a Christian practice. Those who do what Jesus did and obey what Jesus taught are practicing Christianity. If these same atrocity perpetrators were to call themselves Wiccan, Buddhist, Tao, Muslim or atheist, that is simply what they call themselves. The
            name they choose to call themselves is not what defines them; it is rather their practice. When someone makes an imitation, they usually imitate something of value and beauty. That is why there are so many fake Christians. But that does not diminish the beauty of Jesus or those who follow and obey him.

            Thanks for the good interaction.

    • uzza

      “. I would like to here the atheist discussion on this one.
      OK. This is an excellent assignment, and excellent teaching. This is education. This is what it’s supposed to do. Pretty much what you said.

      • Nancy Stokes

        Ok, then let’s have …’Pretend you are a Christian in Iran’.

        • uzza

          Yes, by all means, lets. Let’s also have “Pretend you’re a member of the NLFT or LRA”. Or let’s have “Pretend you’re a serial killer”, the kids might write a best selling novel. Or “Pretend you’re Jesus Christ” might generate a hit movie like it did for Mel Gibson. This is how we learn things.

          • judyt00

            or hey why not pretend you’re a member of the KKK in the 1960s when blacks were trying to register for the vote

          • uzza

            A good idea. James Earl Jones did basically this in Grimm Prairie Tales, and it was one of the most effective statements against racism one could ask for.

          • judyt00

            and yet, christianity spreads bigotry by insisting only its version of other religions be taught.

      • Dream Theater Moment of Reason

        That is why I support Christians being allowed to provide Bibles in schools, public places, and in group settings at our schools, and Government institutions. The very same reason that it’s fair for Hindu’s and Muslims. Excellence applies to Christian’s as well since the majority of Americans are Christian. So, with that being said do you still agree with my initial statement?

        • uzza

          Yes.

        • judyt00

          so, then you think the majority should not allow others to have any freedom?, that kids should only be taught about the majority?

          • Dream Theater Moment of Reason

            What freedom are you speaking of? Has there been an elimination of Freedom? An example might be that a Wiccan was invited to a state assembly meeting to say a prayer. During that time, members of the assembly who did not want to be a part of the Wiccan “prayer” moved to another room until it was over. I believe the same thing applies to most people, that is what freedom is about. Concerning an atheist, they may choose not to participate. If the atheist as a group decides not to participate, they could move to a different part of the building until the exercise is over. It happens all the time with those who are atheist.

    • Nancy Stokes

      Islam is not a ‘culture’, it’s a religion, so is Hindu. Teaching culture
      is fine, teaching religion is not. They are teaching religion.

      • Dream Theater Moment of Reason

        So, if a Christian project is in the same school, you would be averse to teaching about the history of Christianity? I was speaking about the history of Muslims, the Quran as study material, even the Torah. If we as Christians want to be in the forefront in the Freedom’s of religion in the U.S. we must also be willing for understanding of other religious and cultural situations. That will only strengthen our beliefs. Do you agree with that?

      • Craig Ewoldt

        Nancy–Islam is a religion. It is also cultural, economic, political–the whole package. It is a complete worldview and system. Where it is dominant, it marginalizes non Muslims. In 1900, more than 30% of the people living in Turkey were non Muslim; now it is less than 2%. In 1940, 70% of the people in Lebanon identified as Christian; now it is only about 30%. These are just two examples of many. We lived in a contested area where for more than 200 years the people have resisted becoming Muslim and are faced with severe pressure everyday just as their grandparents and great great great grandparents before them.

        • Nancy Stokes

          Thank you-you are completely right-I appreciate your experience and wisdom.

    • judyt00

      except you can bet that atheism is not brought up in an American school

  • UmustBKiddinMe

    This is terrible. The last thing we need is for students to be examining situations from various perspectives. How it the world are we going to be able to convince them that all Muslims are murdering terrorists if they spend time examining things from different points of view! This education of our children must stop!!!!!!

    “One parent whose child is in Urban’s class told EAG News that she believes that assignment was meant to teach children about Islamophobia.”

    And that would be bad, because?

    ““I feel that the purpose of the assignment is to show prejudices towards Muslims in America”

    And that would be bad, because?

    • FoJC_Forever

      Most of those who pretend that religion, specifically Christianity, has no place in public schools doesn’t object to Islam being introduced. Muslim isn’t a race, it is the name of those who practice the Islamic religion.

      • UmustBKiddinMe

        “Most of those who pretend that religion”

        They aren’t pretending. They actually believe it.

        “doesn’t object to Islam being introduced”

        What is your basis for that?

        “Muslim isn’t a race”

        How is that relevant?

      • judyt00

        yeah, most also want the kids to show some empathy for a group that is ostracised and picked on by the majority

        • Nancy Stokes

          Are you talking about bible believing, conservative kids?

          • judyt00

            the majority, yes. bible believing conservative kids are the ones bullying anyone else who doesn’t go along with their garbage

      • Nancy Stokes

        Right!

        • judyt00

          so, you think its OK to teach YOUR religion in my kid’s school but not MY religion in your kid’s school? do you really think life works that way?

          • Nancy Stokes

            I thought you were an atheist. Atheism isn’t a religion.

          • judyt00

            yes, want to tell kids the truth, that there are no gods out there?

  • weasel1886

    Why is learning about others cultures bad? I guess it’s because only white Christians are worthy of respect

    • The Last Trump

      Oh, so NOW you’re saying religion SHOULD be taught in school.
      I see. So it’s just Christianity that you are biased against and intolerant of.
      Got it.

      • weasel1886

        No we should teach about religion and culture not teach culture and religion

        • Nancy Stokes

          What?

          • weasel1886

            There is a big difference. Saying ” we killed Indians because God told us to” is different that saying ” people believed God told them to kill Indians”

          • Nancy Stokes

            I guess I’m too dense. What you said is redundant in my opinion.

          • judyt00

            yeah, well your opinion is warped by “christian values” and as such should be looked at as not reliable

      • MisterPine

        When did he say that, Rumpy?

      • Paul Hiett

        There’s nothing wrong with learning about religion. Preaching it is entirely different.

        • Nancy Stokes

          …unless it is Christianity.

    • Nancy Stokes

      Islam is not a ‘culture’, it’s a religion, so is Hindu. Teaching culture is fine, teaching religion is not. They are teaching religion.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        Why is teaching religion bad?

        • Nancy Stokes

          It’s not if there are knowledgeable people teaching and if ALL religions are taught. School teachers are usually not religious scholars and should not be teaching religion.

          • judyt00

            but they are teaching ALL religions, really, admit you only want christianity taught

      • weasel1886

        There is a big difference in teaching religion and teaching about religion

        • Nancy Stokes

          That’s what I said.

          • weasel1886

            OK then I agree with you

          • judyt00

            except you only want your religion taught

      • judyt00

        christianity is not a culture either, but you sure as hell can’t tell that to a southern baptist

  • Susan Moore

    You want to be a Muslim? They will beat you, use you to kill for them and then strap a bomb on your back and brainwash you to think you are going to God when you kill your self. (I am not talking about all Muslim’s) But the one’s from ISIS will not see God. Please Love Jesus.

    • judyt00

      bite me, Jesus, if he had existed would have been a gay jewish hobo. and your god exists about as much as all others like Zeus, Odin, Isis and Viracocha,

  • FoJC_Forever

    Typical brainwashing techniques include inducing people to imagine they are something or somewhere. While imagination isn’t always bad, using it to promote Islam in public schools is bad. This is simply teaching children that yet another bad way of living is okay.

    Judgement is coming.

    • UmustBKiddinMe

      How does this assignment “promote Islam”?

      • FoJC_Forever

        It’s designed to create a false sense of empathy among young people who have been intentionally cut off from Christianity by those who falsely interpret the Constitution. Thus, many of these young people will be duped into believing the lie that Islam is a peaceful religion.

        Passive Muslims give way to the “radical” kind (those who believe it to the point of acting on it) we see waging terror wars in Islamic countries. This will happen in America too, if Islam is allowed to continue its spread into our communities and government institutions.

        • uzza

          God forbid we have empathy for others. Jesus hated that, right?

          Your last paragraph could substitute christian for muslim and be historically accurate. That’s exactly why we need this education in our schools.

          • Nancy Stokes

            Name me a time when passive Christians waged war on muslims and don’t bring up the crusades. The Christians fought the muslims because they were killing Christians and Jews in Israel.

          • uzza

            Since you asked: Central Africa, 1986-2007; Tripura, India 1989-present. There’s also the little matter of George Bush, Gog, Magog and Iraq. None of this has anything to do with the topic however. This school assignment is exactly the way to come to understand these events.

          • Nancy Stokes

            #1 Exactly who were the passive Christians in Central Africa, why and what war? Same questions about Tripura, India.
            Also, what do you mean George Bush? Which one? What, when where, why? …and you’re the one that brought up the Christian comparison. “could substitute christian for muslim”
            …and please explain Gog, Magog to me. Who do you think they are? What war did they fight? Why? How do they explain “understand these events”.
            Making many statements without explaining them is exactly why Islam should not be brought up in school unless an Imam is presenting the program and if that happens then we will need a knowledgeable person from EACH religion to express their faith.

          • uzza

            Lol, thanks for a good laugh. ’86-2007 was when the Lord’s Resistance Army was active.
            Google would tell you the others. Gog and Magog are in the bible.
            None of these have much to do with muslims, but a lot to do with this school assignment:

            if your teachers had done as well as Ms. Urban you wouldn’t be so abysmally ignorant. On atheist sites BTW people are far better informed, and generally know about these things.

          • judyt00

            you claim to be able to understand the internets, LOOK IT UP

          • judyt00

            so, you think all muslims waged war on your country, NEWS FLASH 9/11 was a direct response to dubya and his entering muslim countries with tanks and bombs and murdering anything that stood up

          • Paul Hiett

            “Encamping before Jerusalem in June 1099, the Christians forced the
            besieged city’s governor to surrender by mid-July. Despite Tancred’s
            promise of protection, the Crusaders slaughtered hundreds of men, women
            and children in their victorious entrance into the city.”

            Yeah, right.

          • Craig Ewoldt

            The Crusades were a military response to centuries of wars by Muslims against non-Muslims. Hope that clears up any misconception. That doesn’t mean that everything that was done by either side was anywhere near justified.

          • FoJC_Forever

            You don’t know Jesus, so you should refrain from pointing out anything about Him.

            Your last paragraph is false. Your version of history is skewed.

          • judyt00

            HOY THE F**K do you know whether or not he knows Jesus? who made you the one person with all the info about your imaginary hero, who, by the way, if he existed was GAY

        • Ambulance Chaser

          I see nothing in this assignment regarding whether Islam is or is not a peaceful religion. I do see a request that students learn to empathize with Muslims who have been persecuted.

          • FoJC_Forever

            It is Truth that you do not see.

        • UmustBKiddinMe

          “It’s designed to create a false sense of empathy”

          So teaching children to have empathy for citizens of the Muslim faith who, despite having nothing to do with the atrocities in the Middle East, face discrimination in their own country, is bad?

          I’ll ask again: How does this assignment “promote Islam”?

          “if Islam is allowed to continue its spread into our communities and government institutions.”

          What do you suggest we do to stop this “spread”? Repeal the 1st amendment?

        • weasel1886

          So we should end this idea of freedom of religion ?

      • judyt00

        it doesn’t it promotes a sense of empathy towards people their parents tell them are evil. check out FoJC_Forever

    • weasel1886

      Will you be judged for insulting people?

      • FoJC_Forever

        Those whom Jesus witnessed against as liars and as actually being children of the Devil pretending to know God were “insulted” by Him regularly. An insult is subjective.

        God is insulted by those like you who mock the Truth with the desire to mislead people and convince them of lies.

        • weasel1886

          You don’t know me but judge me. You make my point exactly. You judge people you don’t even know, insult them then claim it is OK because you know all the answers and God is on your side.
          “Christianity isn’t like any other religion. It isn’t something you analyze then choose. ”
          So God has already chosen who will go to hell and we have no choice?
          You have a very strange theology

        • judyt00

          yeah, fake scripture written by con men about a guy who didn’t exist. yup, makes sense to me. please open a book besides the babble

    • judyt00

      so, using it to promote YOUR religion isn’t bad, just other religions?

  • Reason2012

    Imagine the very different reaction if this was the assignment:

    “Pretend you are: 1. Christian male/female in U.S. 2. Give three examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face,” the assignment read.

    “Keep in mind [that] we’ve been doing work and watching documentaries that have the facts needed to write the essay,” Urban wrote.

    And suddenly “Separation of church and state!”

    “stop it or we’ll sue!”

    But if it’s about islam, the atheists and ACLU are silent.

    When people ask “with all the religions how can we know what’s God’s truth?”

    The behavior above says it all: the world loves false religions b/c it’s of the world – the world hates Christianity b/c it’s the truth of God. And this is precisely what Jesus said the world would do towards the truth:

    John 15:18-19 “[Jesus said] If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”

    Get active, people and contact schools like this and your representative: anti-Christian agenda of hate is being promoted in America and cannot go unchecked.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Why are you outraged about something that didn’t happen, except as a figment of your imagination?

      • Reason2012

        It does happen that if a teacher dares even talk about Christ, dares even have a Bible on his desk, the rage of atheists comes to bear. But having an assignment where people will full on pretend to be a muslim is “just fine”, which shows the hypocrisy and how this is all really about hate towards the truth of God: Christianity.

        • Ambulance Chaser

          You didn’t say it happened. You said “imagine if…” Now you’re claiming that it does happen, and your proof is some tangentially related things happened? That’s not how evidence works.

          • Reason2012

            Google, friend. IT’s why you need to read more news sources than liberal ones – they’re good at keeping people ignorant to what’s really going on around you.

            So if you want me to do your work for you and claim there’s NO google link showing it, are you claiming it does not happen? That if you google
            school discrimination against Christianity
            public discrimination against Christianity
            you get no links?
            To say “no” would prove you’re being dishonest.
            To say “yes” means the conversation is over and you just refused to look.
            Which is it?

          • Ambulance Chaser

            OK, so just to clarify, “imagine if it happened” was wrong, “it happened” is right, right?

            “So if you want me to do your work for you and claim there’s NO google link showing it, are you claiming it does not happen?”

            No, I want you to show me some examples of it happening. You’re the one that says it happens, burden is on you.

            “That if you google
            school discrimination against Christianity
            public discrimination against Christianity
            you get no links?”

            I got lots of links. Some were about non-Christians being discriminated against, some were from liberals claiming that Christians are whining unnecessarily, and some were from Christian sites claiming persecution but had nothing to do with schools. I got 77 million hits. Do you want to discuss every one of them? Because I’m going to need to go to the bathroom first.

          • Guest

            funny how ALL your links were on christian websites, not on regular news sitesand yes, FOX news is indeed a fundamentalist christian site

          • judyt00

            its funny how ALL your links were on christian websites, not on regular news sites and yes, FOX news is indeed a fundamentalist christian site whether you admit it or not

        • judyt00

          when a teacher preaches, yes, but when religious studies includes ALL religions its not preaching. why is that so damned hard for you christards to understand( and no, I am not calling ALL christians christards, just the ones who don’t see the difference between forcing your religion onto kids and studying about all religions

          • Reason2012

            So we can get students to pretend they are Christians and talk about being a Christian and how you are discriminated against? Except when it happens, you’ll hear quite another reaction to it.
            Please let me know when this teacher does this with Christianity, because right now it’s not even more than islam_being taught, not “all” that you falsely imply it is.

          • judyt00

            they don’t have to pretend, if they are already are, moron. I’ll bet the uproar would be just as bad if the essay was about atheism

    • judyt00

      anti christian agenda. and , they probably already DID do a similar essay on christianity but no parent complained because you all want only your religion allowed.

  • Paul Hiett

    “However, Mollerskov explained that the assignment was part of a study on
    the five major world religions, which included Christianity.”

    Why aren’t you folks outraged over the students having to study Christianity too?

    • FoJC_Forever

      You’re trolling… again.

      • Paul Hiett

        Just pointing out your standard hypocrisy. Why are you ignoring that part of the article?

        • Nancy Stokes

          They didn’t do …’Pretend you are a Christian in Iran’. If they’re teaching religion, which they are, then they need the ‘same’ comparisons like any good argument needs BOTH sides represented equally.

          • uzza

            They’re talking about the US, so why Iran? Why not a christian in Orissa, or the CAR?

          • Nancy Stokes

            Why not Libya?

          • uzza

            Why not Hogwarts?

          • judyt00

            because Lybia is not part of the American History class. again why are you being such a moron?

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Or on the moon? This is not an assignment about how to live in Iran.

          • uzza

            They insist on the false equivalency of muslims in the US with christians in Iran. If they choose to bring up other countries where christians are being killed, then to be fair they should mention countries where the Christians are the ones doing the killing. But they don’t, and I bet they don’t even know what i referred to.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Well said.

          • judyt00

            because it is a study of religions in the USA, you moron

          • Nancy Johnson Burke

            Your name calling is disturbing and lacks conviction of someone who would know right from wrong.

          • judyt00

            if you act like a moron, I’m gonna call you on it, an I really don’t care if it hurts your feelings

        • FoJC_Forever

          You are a hypocrite falsely accusing others of being a hypocrite. You’re a blind man complaining about the Darkness you see.

          • judyt00

            and yours comes from being taught to be a religious bigot!

          • FoJC_Forever

            I’m not the bigot.

          • judyt00

            but you want only YOUR religion taught in schools? that makes you a bigot

          • FoJC_Forever

            It wouldn’t make me a bigot, if that’s what I wanted, but that’s not what I want anyway. This event was optional, not mandatory.

            I don’t want any religion taught in public schools by paid teachers, for certain they will teach error.

            What I want is for people to be able to express their religion without a hateful, bullying organization making trouble for school staff simply because they live in fear of people hearing about God.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        It’s a legitimate question. Are you going to answer it?

        • FoJC_Forever

          No, it’s just a legitimate troll. Paul and his gang have no concern for Truth, just to twist facts and pull out quotes to antagonize people.

          • MisterPine

            You’re concerned about TRUTH, and you don’t even acknowledge that Catholics are Christians. What do you think that says about you to everyone here?

          • Nancy Stokes

            I am a Christian and former Roman Catholic. Roman Catholics are not necessarily Christians. It depends on if they believe Jesus Christ is all they need to be saved or if they believe they need works. It also depends on who they worship; God the Father or idols? i.e.; Mary, their ‘Saints’, angels, etc.

          • MisterPine

            Former Roman Catholics tend to believe a lot of things about Roman Catholics that are not true, for example, that they worship Mary and statues. I was Catholic and never worshiped Mary or statues and I know of no Roman Catholics who did. My personal belief is this is a fundamentalist Christian lie.

          • judyt00

            and now, I’ll bet you are pentecostal or southern baptist, both of which say catholics are not christian as a way to further spread hatred

      • weasel1886

        Why don’t you answer the question instead of just insulting?

      • Paul Hiett

        Not at all. It’s a valid question. The study included Christianity, but I don’t see you upset about that.

        Why?

  • Matthew Spisak

    look what happened in nazi germany look how that turnout kids indoctrinated most were killed some ended up war criminals

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Step away from the keyboard, have a nice cup of tea, and try again to form a coherent thought.

      • Matthew Spisak

        i will not have my kids learn about a fake religion that promotes killing anyone who is not a believer in that religion that is contaminating the minds of kids

  • judyt00

    OOO, get the kids to maybe empathise with someone they are told to pick on by their preachers. yeah, its such a bad thing, grow up you christian bigots

  • Jose Julio Hernandez

    WHY NOT PRETEND TO BE CHRISTIANS? WHY TEACHING ISLAM WHILE PUNISH THE STUDENTS EVERY TIME THEY BRING TO THE SCHOOLS ANY CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS? I DON’T KNOW WHY THOSE MUSLIMS ARE SO POPULAR IN AMERICA AFTER THE ISLAMIC MASSACRE AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

    • weasel1886

      Next time a Christian kills someone I’ll blame all Christians

    • judyt00

      because people like you insist they should be allowed to force christianity onto children instead of teaching them about ALL religion

      • judyt00

        besides, they already did the assignment on christianity

  • Confused

    How difficult it is to be muslim in america today… absolutely! For one thing – I keep getting arrested for making bombs out of my extra pressure cookers, and I wanted to kill my daughter for falling in love with a christian guy…this country is really Islamophobic.

    • weasel1886

      Since a few Christian molested children all Christians are child molester and should be run out of the country.
      Bigot

      • Confused

        Muslims do honor killings of their wives or children IN THE NAME OF ISLAM. They strap bombs to themselves and kill everyone nearby IN THE NAME OF ISLAM, while shouting alahu akbar. Your example is not relevant.

        • weasel1886

          So all Muslims do that. OK then I’m correct all Christians are child molesters

  • Confused

    I would pretend to be a muslim, converting to christianity and being saved.

  • Paul Hiett

    Perhaps they should pretend to be a gay person living in the Bible Belt…it would give them a much better sense of what being persecuted is like.

  • Coach

    The worst part about embracing islam is the fact that you first have to close your eyes to the countless people murdered in the name of islam and according to the koran, the terrorists are real muslims, not the ones who don’t believe in killing non-muslims. Muslims are commanded to smite the necks of non-muslims, hence why so many are joining isis and other terror groups.

    • BarkingDawg

      the fact that you first have to close your eyes to the countless people murdered in the name of islam

      It’s a good thing no one was ever murdered in the name of Christ, or you wouldn’t be able to open your eyes at all

      /s

      • Coach

        Wolves in sheep’s clothing murder in the name of Christ. I don’t have to speak for people who claim Christ and don’t belong to Him. There were kkk members who went to church and went through the motions, claiming to follow Christ. I don’t have to speak for them, the koran directly attacks Christianity by name, so when a muslim kills in the name of allah, he/she is obeying the koran, just like when a Christian says Jesus is the only way to heaven he/she is obeying the Bible. You’re asking me to open my eyes, but you willingly close your eyes to the truth.

        • judyt00

          and yet good born again christian AMERICAN missionaries are going to Africa and leading the burning of children as witches and raping kids and handing out bibles to hungry people instead of food. don’t talk about evil of other religions until you clean up your own shit

          • Craig Ewoldt

            Whoa, gonna call you on that one. We lived and worked for 13 years in Africa, and we met and knew a lot of born again Christian American and British and Korean and Ethiopian and Egyptian and Nigerian missionaries. All of them were doing tremendous ministry–including feeding the hungry, helping the widows, taking in street kids, educating, training, working with abandoned women with AIDS, and handing out Bibles. We went to one center and met a couple of boys who had been brought their that day. Their uncle tried to kill them. These missionaries helped everyone, traditional religion, Christian, Muslim–everyone without regard.

            Our heads were not in the sand–but I have never heard of or experienced what you are alleging. Please–stick to what is true.

            I would be happy to share more of our positive experiences with you if you like.

          • Coach

            First, though many claim America is a Christian nation, most professing Christians in America are apostate. To talk about American missionaries who are burning and raping children and refusing to feed hungry people, if there are people as you state, don’t call them Christians. There are many pastors who aren’t Christians and there actions prove it. God will judge between those who are His and destroy all who belong to the evil one.
            As for islam, the koran attacks Christianity and calls for muslims to smite the necks of unbelievers, so for me to keep silent about islam because of what false-Christians do is insane.

          • judyt00

            sorry dude, but a christian is anyone who believes in jehovah god and that Jesus is his son. most christians don’t act very christianlike, you included, since you decided you get to decide what christian is.

          • Coach

            Satan believes and knows Jesus is the Son of God, but he’s not a Christian. It is my Christian duty to point out falsehood. Believing the facts doesn’t anyone a Christian, they must be born-again. Anyone who is born-again takes on a new nature and a desire to serve God.

          • judyt00

            Satan was made up by John Calvin, bu nice try at sounding smart. all you did was show your bigotry and hatred for anything not just like you. and that born again garbage just reinforces your hatred

          • Coach

            Satan was written of long before John Calvin was born. John Calvin didn’t write the Bible. That’s like me saying the sun was made up by George Bush. Please do some research on the Bible, seeing as how you’re so insistent on arguing against it, do you have a clue what it says.
            Judy, I hate the idea of people like you going to hell and walking around with a bunch of assumptions. Your ignorance of the truth won’t excuse you. The idea of being born again isn’t garbage, it’s being born again by the power of Jesus Christ that has given me life, so why would I reject what I know to be true and follow the deceptive lie in-which you live. Judy, please read the Bible, you’re standing on sand, it’s His Word that offers hope and a solid Foundation.

          • judyt00

            Have you read a bible printed before John Calvin was alive??? Didn’t think so! Have you even read the whole bible? Satan was an angel before Calvin turned him evil, and his real name is Lucifer, but again, bible before KJV!

          • Coach

            Correction Judy, Satan’s name was Lucifer long before Calvin, Satan is the name associated with his fall. Isaiah 14:12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened nations!” Calvin didn’t turn him evil, he turned himself evil when he rebelled against God.

            Where do you get your information from, it’s terribly twisted? It’s strange that you bring up John Calvin so frequently, he’s not responsible for your unbelief, blame your deceiving friend Lucifer.

  • BarkingDawg

    How about an alternative assignment?

    “Pretend you are: 1. religious bigot male/female in U.S. 2. Give three examples of what you do daily for your bigotry and any struggles you face,”

    How does that work for you?