Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Where is the ACLU calling for the separation of mosque and state?

Apparently, some religions are okay to have in public schools.

Update:

Examples:

Byron, CA, requires kids to take an Islamic immersion course complete with Koran passages.

Taxpayer-funded footbaths in Minnesota and Michigan public institutions.

UNC-Chapel Hill: Freshman students required to read Koran

TIZA - Taxpayer-funded Muslim charter school in Minnesota

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  • Steve
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    The ACLU has opposed mandatory religious practice (of any sort) in public schools, and has supported the personal right of religious freedom (of all sorts) in every school.

  • 1 decade ago

    "Church" doesn't indicate the building, but rather the religious dogma. "Separation of Church and State" isn't an ACLU concept, but an American concept.

    Temples, mosques, churches, altars, pentagrams, and any other physical construct are not the issue. The dogma is. Separation of church and state is the idea that the state can not impose any dogma on her citizens.

    If she can require that they say the Lord's Prayer twice a day, there is nothing stopping the local elementary school principal from requiring all students to sit inside a Pentagram and hail the Great Destructive Forces of Hell. Is that what you want? Seriously.

  • LOL
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You are probably addressing the TIZA case. Here's a summary of what's on the link below.

    TIZA shares the headquarters building of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, TIZA’s operation as a public, taxpayer-funded school is troubling because TIZA may be operating what is essentially an Islamic school at taxpayer expense. Some feel there’s a double standard at work here — if TIZA were a Christian school, it would likely be gone in a heartbeat.

    Interesting case...

  • justa
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    There is a problem when the requirements of your religion command that you pray several times a day.

    My suggestion would be that if its that important to them that they form religious schools as the Catholics did so that they can do what they need to do without disruption to the rest of the school.

    And if they do go to secular public schools, they obey the same rules.

    They would be against spying on the Catholic church as well.

    In fact isn't it interesting that the Catholic church for many years seemed to feel its pederast problem was one that didn't have to be handled by the courts, and all they did was move those child molesters around? All the ACLU can do is what they are asked in on, like when they wanted to help Rush in his claim that dr./patient privacy was violated when he had that drug problem? They offered, but he refused.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If the ACLU had its way, you would be forced to install a foot bath at your house.

    Seriously, the ACLU long ago gave up the ghost on being a true champion of civil liberties and is now proudly a leftist pressure group. They are fighting school choice initiatives in Arizona tooth and nail.

    I'm a Libertarian and was once a member of the ACLU but tore that card up long ago.

  • 1 decade ago

    Technically they mean any religion when they use the term "church."

    But if you look at what they spend their time on, it is mostly against Christian activities.

    In fact, in 2003-2004, they were attacking the FBI for "spying" on mosques (go to www.aclu.org and search the term "mosque" to see the articles on it). They were trying to stop the agency from spying on mosques, in effect, defending a religious group which is not their normal play at all.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm still waiting for those scum-bums to file suit against Hussein Obama for saying "God" in a government building after his lengthy blathering session the other day.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ACLU= Against Christian Lifestyle Union

  • dlk207
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Pray rugs in Ca.

  • 1 decade ago

    By "church" they mean any kind of religion

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