It is no longer about the separation of Church & State, if it ever was. Last week we had two senior Senators, Ray Lesniak and Nia Gill (both Democrats), deny a member of the Christian clergy the right to even mention the word "God" at a public hearing. This week, we catch public school officials including admonishments from "ALLAH" in official school materials.
Could it be clearer? For folks like Lesniak and Gill, is ALLAH in fashion and Christ out of fashion?
Read the story below, courtesy of the Asbury Park Press (kudos to reporter Amanda Oglesby):
Barnegat school health handouts: Allah loves cleanliness
BARNEGAT – The father of a second-grader in the Cecil S. Collins School was alarmed to see references to hijabs and thawbs – clothing worn by religious Muslims – and a quote from the Quran included in a health and hygiene worksheet given to his daughter.
The worksheet included instruction about cleanliness and neatness not just of shoes and clothing but of a student's hijab and thawb, an ankle-length robe-like garment worn by Muslim men, according to pictures sent to the Asbury Park Press by Barnegat father Chris Sharpe.
The sheet also included a reference to a Quran quote that read "Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure."
Read the full story here: http://tinyurl.com/zzs828p