GOP legislators in Louisiana have realized to their horror that their bill to provide vouchers for private religious schools can actually be used by Muslims.
Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Republican who represents East Baton Rouge and Livingston, now says she wishes she hadn’t voted for the Jindal voucher bill. “I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools,” Hodges told the Livingston Parish News. "I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school,” Hodges added. The newspaper reported that she “mistakenly assumed that ‘religious’ meant ‘Christian.’”
This representative is an utter moron with not even the basic idea of constitutional rights against discrimination. As we liberals belly laugh at the caricatures before us, the sad fact is that public institutions are being taken over by religious and private interests.
The Tea Party stands with the Taliban on the issue of religious education.
Note that the blog points this out too:
The law has already gone into effect and provides for NO STATE OVERSIGHT regarding curriculum or educational standards.
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This is the kind of "choice" that Auguste1991 has pointed to in the past, as characterizing the right wing. So be it. Muslim children in the state will have state high school diplomas sanctioned by Muslim clerics only, while "hillbilly" white kids have their school funding decimated and will be unable to pay to get a proper education.
Any thoughts on this issue as I have unearthed it here ?