Archive for October 10th, 2006

13 Year Old Fires AK47 Inside School

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

A 13 yr old in Missouri not only brought an AK47 to school, he fired it inside the building after confronting some other students and administrators. While no one was hurt this time, I think its time we took a long look at our children and their motives for such action. I said this in a recent comment on the blog, but I think it bears repeating. When you teach children that they are descendents of monkeys, eventually they will start to act like monkeys. Some of you reading this will say “That’s ridiculous”. Is it? When you take away the value of human life and make people out to be nothing more than glorified animals, then people will believe that they are nothing more than animals. And the end reslut will be a bunch of people with no regard for human life and no regard for their own lives. All one has to do is look at the news and you will see this scenario played out time and again.

JOPLIN, Mo. — A 13-year-old student fired an AK-47 into the ceiling at his middle school Monday morning after confronting a pair of students and administrators, telling them, “please don’t make me do this,” officials said.

No one was injured, and the boy was taken into custody.

The student was wearing a mask and pointed the assault rifle at Principal Steve Gilbreth and Assistant Superintendent Steve Doerr, Superintendent Jim Simpson said.

Simpson said the teen told them “not to make me do this,” then fired a shot into the ceiling, breaking a water pipe, and said again: “Please don’t make me do this.”

“It was a very close call,” Simpson said.

Doerr and Gilbreth persuaded the student to leave the building, where he was confronted by two police officers with weapons drawn, Simpson said. He said the student dropped the rifle and was taken into custody.

Joplin police Officer Curt Farmer said officers also found a note in the student’s backpack indicating that he had placed an explosive in the school, which has about 700 students. The other students were moved to nearby Joplin Memorial Hall, and the school was closed while officers searched the building.

The armed student, whose identity wasn’t released, apparently had been planning an attack for a “long time,” Simpson said. He didn’t elaborate and said authorities did not know whether others were involved.

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“Replacing ‘Mom and Dad'” by Ed Vitagliano

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

(AgapePress) – Kanab, Utah, is a mostly Mormon town of about 3,500 people, beholden to the roughly quarter-million tourists who come through the county on their way to nearby Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. So why have some people called for a boycott of Kanab?

Simply put, the mayor and town council had the audacity to unanimously pass a non-binding resolution calling for government to support and uphold the “natural family.” The reason for government support, the resolution said, is that the natural family is a boon to its members and a protection against the “most serious public pathologies,” such as crime, substance abuse and poverty.

Not exactly shocking stuff, but response to the resolution was swift and vociferous. Articles in the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times claimed the town has split over the propriety of the resolution. Not unexpectedly, a website was created by opponents demanding that the city council rescind the resolution, while Arthur Frommer, author of the popular Frommer’s Travel Guides, called for a boycott of Kanab.

Has our society come to the place where the very concepts of marriage and family are now up for grabs, and if so, what are the ramifications of that new reality?

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‘Five pillars of Islam’ taught in public school

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Even here is Texas, I was dismayed to see the ‘Five Pillars’ showing up in our text books. The publishers did a good job of balancing the three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam…that is until they decided to follow that section up with the “Five Pillars”. I have to say that if a text book had the Ten Commandments or the teaching of Christ (other religious tenants) the book would have been rejected.
I am getting very tired of the both the appeasement aspect and the duplicity of the school systems.

Another school has been “teaching” Islam by having students study and learn Muslim prayers and dress as Muslims, and a lawyer who argued a previous dispute over this issue to the U.S. Supreme Court said such methodologies wouldn’t “last 10 seconds” if it were Christianity being taught.

“Would it have been ‘just cultural education’ if students were in simulated baptisms, wearing a crucifix, having taken the name of St. John and with praise banners saying ‘Praise be to Jesus Christ’ on classroom walls?” asked Edward White III, of the Thomas More Law Center.

His comments came after a new protest arose in Nyssa, Ore., where one parent raised objections when the Islamic teachings came to light. The district there, according to Supt. Don Grotting, is teaching a chapter in a history textbook “Journey Across Time” that talks about “how civilization has developed and some of the particular aspects of Islam.”

“We teach out of the book, and there are some supplemental class activities,” he told WND. “The kids do some skits, they could bring a food from the region, you could build a prop that would have depicted (something) maybe during that time period.

“If you wanted to you could dress up (as a Muslim) for extra credit,” he said.

He said students also learned about the climate of the Middle East, the food and everyday activities of Islam, and the geography and the lay of the land.

Still another assignment was to learn the “five pillars” of Islam, study Ramadan and listen to guest speakers including an American Muslim who arrived dressed in her religious costume to talk to the kids about her Quran.

“She relayed to the kids, if you’re a Christian you have your Bible, this is our Quran,” Grotting said.

Parent Kendalee Garner, however, objected to having her son being taught Islam and also to the time the public school system spends on the subject.

She told WND that her 13-year-old son is being “indoctrinated that Islam is a religion of peace, and being dressed up as a Muslim, being taught prayers, and scriptures out of the Quran.”

“I just don’t understand the ban on Christianity but Islam has free rein,” she said.

She said the guest speakers and skits and reports were wrong, but what set her off was a class in which students in all three social studies classes dressed in traditional Islamic outfits.

“The only reason I knew about it was because my son told me about it,” she said. “They sent him to the library instead of stopping what they were doing. I’m sure people would be outraged if they dressed up as the pope.”

That was White’s point exactly.

If that’s how teaching about religions is done, he said, “then teach all religions in the same way, Christianity, Judaism. Have the kids study Native American religions, do the dance, smoke the pipe. Have the kids dress up as priests and hear confession.”

He said when he suggests that, school managers and even judges get that “panic-stricken” look.

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