Recently, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a voucher program allowing state educational funds to be used to send students to schools run by religious groups. The plan is set to be a model for the nation, with Mitt Romney's education policies calling for the adoption of similar school choice schemes across the country.
And so far, things have been going swimmingly. Thousands of students are set to enroll in private Christian academies, where they can learn about dinosaurs (more appropriately called Jesus Horses, I believe) such as the Loch Ness monster and their relationship to evolution. It's complicated.
But one Louisiana legislator has noted a wrinkle in the state's plan to subsidize the teaching of the most backward elements of the One True Faith…
Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov. Bobby Jindal's overhaul of the state’s educational system might mean taxpayer support of Muslim schools.
"I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America's Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools," the District 64 Representative said Monday.
"I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school," Hodges said.
Hodges mistakenly assumed that "religious" meant "Christian."…
"Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders' religion," Hodges said. "We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana."
"The only taxpayer subsidized structure for Muslims should be in Guantanamo Bay," added this remarkably dumb legislator, probably.
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Tags: Bobby Jindal, Christianity, Education, Islam, Louisiana, Religion, Science & Technology, State Legislature
According to a newly-released poll, more than one-third of all Americans know that the president of the country that they live in is a Christian — a full percentage point more! And only a little more than one-in-ten believe he's Muslim…
Just 34% of Americans correctly say U.S. President Barack Obama is a Christian, while 44% say they don't know Obama's religion and 11% say he is a Muslim…
Republicans are less likely than Democrats to say what Obama's faith is and are more likely to say Obama is a Muslim. It is unclear whether the 18% of Republicans who say Obama is a Muslim do so because they truly believe this is his religion, or because it is a politically charged idea.
Point that out next time someone tries to tell you that Americans are dangerously uninformed.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Christianity, Islam, Polls, Religion
* The White House just tweeted this photo, in an obvious attempt to show voters that the President is so dedicated to his job that he's taking his meals in the Oval Office.
* Michele Bachmann unveils the liberal lamestream media's transparent scheme to win the health care battle by complimenting Anthony Kennedy for his dreamy transfixing eyes (or something not all that much less silly).
* While we're on the subject of Enquirer-esque revelations from Rep. Bachmann, have you heard about all those Muslim Brotherhood agents who have infiltrated in the DOJ, Homeland Security and NIA?
* A Politico reporter was suspended for making distasteful sensational remarks about a presidential candidate. Odd. Normally, they're given promotions.
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Oh, my! What a hilarious comedy of errors Santorum aide Alice Stewart treated us to this afternoon. I might be mistaken here, but wasn't something very similar to this a plot line on one of the latter-day Three's Company episodes?
A spokeswoman for former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum said Monday that she "misspoke" when she said the candidate had been describing President Obama's "radical Islamic policies."
[O]n Monday, Santorum aide Alice Stewart told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, while elaborating on what the candidate sees as a dangerous environmental agenda, Stewart said Santorum was speaking of the "radical Islamic policies the president has."
"I was talking about radical environmental policies and I misspoke," Stewart told The Fix. "I regret it."
Totally understandable and relatable mistake! Could have happened to anybody. In fact, it happened to mejust the other day.
My wife and I were having dinner with some friends we hadn't seen in a while, and I meant to comment on how creamy the mashed potatoes were, but I accidentally accused my friend of trying to impose Sharia Law upon the whole of humanity. Oops!
Tags: Alice Stewart, Barack Obama, Islam, Primaries, Religion, Republicans, Rick Santorum
Hey, they're called the Greatest Generation. Not the Most Salient Generation.
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