Tara Cali is a christian mom that really believes that no other religion should be taught to her son even for educational purposes. She was furious when she saw her son’s homework, and wrote a note to the teacher explaining that her son was not going to be taught about a different religion and if they have a problem with it to take it up with her attorney.
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The seventh grader was given the task to write about the five pillars which comprise of charitable giving, prayer, fasting, faith and holy pilgrimage. On the paper given it included a bar code to hear the call to prayer. at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on YouTube.
Ms Cali decided this needed to be shared on Facebook. She posted the picture above and to her surprise she didn’t have support from her friends. One lady named Eryn said that she is a Christian and feels like she took it too far. She goes on to explain that it is a part of history.
Melanie Sisco said she did an assignment like this years ago and really enjoyed learning about people she knew little about. Sisco said that she felt like this was not handled in a mature manner.
Her friend Rachel German says that they are using the Qur’an as literature for analysis, not to try to get her son converted.
“The only thing being ‘forced’ upon your kid is ignorance and intolerance by YOU, the parent, because apparently Christianity is the only belief system a young human being should be allowed be educated on,” Carson Ramirez wrote. “All you are doing is breeding another member of society with an irrational fear of people who aren’t Christian, and therefore embedding the future workings of hatred into your child’s brain.”
Another friend asked “Why should we support ignorance?”
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Watch the call to prayer at the Blue Mosque, as posted to YouTube, here: