In May, 2019, the Thomas More Law Center asked the Supreme Court to decide how far schools can go to promote Islam while disparaging Christianity.
Thomas More Law Center Now, that Christian high school student who was urged by a teacher to recite the Islamic Creed is back in the headlines. CBN News reported in May that her case had been appealed to the US Supreme Court. Now we’ve discovered the girl’s plea is on the high court’s online docket which shows it has been distributed for a conference at the court on Oct. 11.
Four years ago, Christian high school junior Caleigh Wood was compelled by her teacher at La Plata High School in La Plata, MD, to recite the Islamic conversion creed – the Shahada – as part of a written assignment. She was required to write the Islamic creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
The World History course also taught that “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian’s.”
Wood refused to complete the assignment, believing that it is a sin to profess by word or in writing, that there is any other god except the Christian God. School officials refused to let her opt-out of the course, and as a result, she received a lower percentage grade for the course.
The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) on behalf of the Wood family filed a lawsuit, claiming the school had violated the First Amendment Establishment Clause and the girl’s right not to be forced to profess faith in another religion. Both the Federal District Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the high school’s Islamic curriculum.
Now, the TMLC has appealed the case to the Supreme Court asking the high court to decide whether any legal basis exists to allow public schools to discriminate against Christianity while at the same time promoting Islam.
Thomas More Law Center uncovers taxpayer-funded Islamic propaganda forced on teachers.
The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has uncovered evidence of a well-orchestrated Islamic propaganda campaign aimed at teachers in school systems throughout Michigan and several other states.
Concerned about a two-day mandatory teacher-training seminar on Islam conducted by a Muslim consultant hired by Michigan’s Novi Community Schools District, TMLC filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the workshop.
Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center, commented on the results of their investigation, “We found that the teachers were subjected to two days of Islamic propaganda, where Islam was glorified, Christianity disparaged, and America bashed—all funded by Novi taxpayers.”
Moreover, during the past five years the school district has presented no teacher-training seminars focusing on Christianity, Judaism or any other religion – only Islam. READ MORE