Ahmed,A Clock, Katy & God

Once upon a time, a boy took an alarm clock out of its case and stuck it in a suitcase to create an object looking very much like a bomb, was arrested for it, and the Twitter world went nuclear. Did it matter that children have been expelled for the far less serious offense of chewing their pop tarts into the shape of a gun? No. Because this boy was named “Ahmed” and he was Muslim, and America is this supposedly anti-Islamic place. Or something.

The fallout from Ahmed’s situation was blown out of proportion, all because he was named Ahmed and was a Muslim…and a bit of a jerk.

Well this week, we have an entire group of 7th graders suffering religious oppression in school. None of them brought suitcase clocks that looked like bombs, nor did they chew their pop tarts to form the shape of Mohammed. Perhaps if they had, you’d have heard about them long before now. Also, ISIS would’ve tried to kill them, ala Pam Gellar’s group in Texas. But you haven’t heard of this story before. And unlike little Ahmed with his dismantled alarm clock he put into a suitcase for reasons we cannot speculate upon because racism, these kids probably won’t get invited to the Obama White House.

The 7th Grade assignment? Deny God is real or… fail.

“She told anyone who said fact or opinion is wrong and that God is only a myth,” Wooley says in her statement. “She started telling kids that they were completely wrong and when kids would argue she had told them that we would get in trouble.”

She added: “When I tried to argue she told me to prove it and I tried to offer things such as the Bible and stories that I’ve read before from people who have died and went to Heaven, but have come back and told their stories.”

Wooley says the discussion became a heated classroom argument that prompted one child to slam her books on her desk and another student to go home crying…

“For her to tell me my religion was wrong shocked me,” Wooley says. “To me there is a God.”

Let’s play a little game. What if the paper asked, “Is Muhammad real?” Or, “Is Allah real?” Five points to the first person who can guess what would’ve happened to the teacher. Five points. Ready…go!

If you guessed “Islamaphobia” would be plastered in 24/7 wall-to-wall coverage, and for the next two weeks we’d be lectured on sensitivity and the merits of Islam, go give yourself five gold stars and ten crescent moons. Because you’re smart. But when Christianity is under attack? Meh. That Jesus guy with his cross?

Also, when we heard all about little Ahmed and the bomb thing, we all heard about “Islamophobia” which begs an important question. Do we even have a word for prejudice against Christians? Christianphobia? Anybody mention it lately? Don’t worry. Christmas is coming. They will.

Of course it’s totes okay to persecute the Christians if you’re a leftist. A) Christians don’t tend to blow people up who draw their leader and b) Christians believe in all that right and wrong stuff about morality and doing the right thing. To a leftist, someone believing in right and wrong is a giant threat against their hedonistic ways of baby butchery and thinking marriage is between two people who can naturally make babies. Which is the real reason they’re being targeted… (Crowder)

The Agenda is The Agenda. The Narrative is The Narrative.

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Naturally, it was the non-liberal media’s fault for blowing this out of proportion (unlike Ahmed and the Clock) so when the issue wouldn’t go away… You get the half-hearted Liberal response that yeah, we did it but we didn’t meant to, it was taken the wrong way….blah blah blah. Exactly, what the Liberals won’t do if the shoe is on the other foot.

On October 26, two West Memorial Junior High parents contacted the school’s principal to share their concerns over a classroom activity that they felt questioned students’ religious beliefs. The school principal immediately investigated and determined that the classroom activity included an item that was unnecessary for achieving the instructional standard. The activity, which was designed to encourage critical thinking skills and dialogue by engaging students in an exercise wherein they identified statements as fact, opinion, or common assertion was not intended to question or challenge any student’s religious beliefs.

Katy ISD says the teacher explained that a commonplace assertion exists when there is room for debate. [The district also said] the worksheet will not be used again in classrooms and that students did not get graded on that assignment.

The teacher is distraught by this incident, as some commentary has gone as far as to vilify her without knowing her, her Christian faith, or the context of the classroom activity.

Now the Teacher is the “victim”!!

Nancy Pelosi is a “devout” Catholic who pushes Planned Parenthood at ever turn. So that means nothing.

Still, this does not excuse the fact that this ungraded activity was ill-conceived and because of that, its intent had been misconstrued.

I have a degree in Education, and it’s the teacher’s job to go over the lesson plan and the assignments ahead of time.  This apparently wasn’t done, or is it just that they didn’t manage to sneak this one past?

Screening for bias or questions that can be misinterpreted is part of the teachers job. I had an ENTIRE SEMESTER course on writing test questions alone. It’s not easy, but it’s your job.

As a result, the activity will no longer be used by the school, and the teacher has been advised and appropriate personnel action will be taken.

Meaning, NOTHING will happen. It’s not like they are going to screen for Liberal Bias now. 🙂

The school regrets any misconceptions that may have resulted from this teacher-developed classroom activity and assures its school community that the religious beliefs of all students and staff are welcomed and valued at West Memorial Junior High.

Half-hearted, mealy mouthed response after getting caught doing it. Let’s downplay it as much as possible.

Unlike Ahmed & The Clock.

But that’s hardly going to stop the Secularist Liberal for their appointed arrogance and feelings of superiority of all.

So, I’ll give the atheists the last word:

There’s a controversy currently brewing in Katy, Texas, because that question about God’s existence is being used as evidence for Christian persecution.

That accusation is being made by seventh-grader Jordan Wooley, who said the statement about God was a fact. Her teacher correctly told her that was the wrong answer. Now, Wooley claims she is being forced to choose between her grades and her faith.

If that sounds like the plot of the next God’s Not Dead movie, that’s because it’s just as ridiculous. But that’s the narrative conservative websites are pushing.

Yeah, the narrative the Left is pushing is not relevant here…. 🙂

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Holy War

Michael Brown: When a white supremacist murdered black parishioners in Charleston, SC, there was national outrage leading to the banning of the Confederate Flag and a fresh discussion of race relations in America. But when Christians are targeted and murdered on a campus in Oregon, much of the nation yawns.

Christians are Politically Incorrect. Period. End of Story.

There are unconfirmed reports that several news outlets are trying to make the Oregon shooter more “white” than mix-race, also for The Agenda.

This pesky little fact that Harper-Mercer killed Christians on purpose gets in the way of trying to leverage a good crisis for progressive political gain. That is why we heard more about gun control in the hours after the shooting, than we did about this very integral part of the tragedy.– James Woods

According to eyewitness reports, the Oregon shooter asked students what their religion was, and if they said “Christian” he shot them in the head. Yet the secular media, for the most part, is focusing more on gun laws than on the shooter’s alleged anti-Christian motivation. Why?

faith

Can you imagine what would have happened if the shooter went into a creative arts class, asked the students to declare their sexual orientation, and if they said “gay” shot them in the head?

Oh. god (no pun intended) the Mainstream Media would be on it 24/7 for weeks bashing into sub-atomic particles!

There would be a massive media frenzy, with instant accusations of national homophobia and pulling of quotes from Christian leaders whose failure to support same-sex “marriage” would somehow make them complicit in the deaths.

The Left wouldn’t stop at “The Dukes of Hazzard” in that case.

The same thing would have happened if the killer had targeted Muslims, with immediate charges of “Islamophobia” shouted from coast to coast.

Not so, though, when it’s Christians who are killed for their faith.

Is it any surprise, then, that hours after the eyewitness accounts had been released and well after conservative news outlets were reporting the alleged targeting of Christians, liberal news outlets had not said a word about the alleged anti-Christian connection?

James Woods: We know the shooter’s name, his age, what he looks like, and now even who his specific targets were, who all had one thing in common. Yet, coverage of this front page news story is not speaking to the most important detail of that day, completely omitting it from their reports. When Chris Harper-Mercer walked onto that campus, he asked each person he shot if they were Christian. If they answered affirmatively, standing for their faith, he shot them in the head.

This wasn’t a random massacre, it was a religious attack. But we’re not hearing about that, unlike the focus of the coverage of white boy Dylann Roof, who opened fired on a room filled with black church-goers, and the country was collectively outraged about the racial attack.

And led to absolute hysterics.

Politically outspoken Hollywood right-winger James Woods predicted this media reaction. When news broke about the shooting, he tweeted, “If it is determined that the Oregon shooter targeted Christians specifically, that’s the last we will hear of it on MSM.” Sure enough, as soon as the very important Christian piece of this story was released, proving the motive for killing, the New York Times completely left this fact out, and it could not be a coincidence.

The Agenda is The Agenda and Political Correctness must be adhered to at all costs, especially the truth.

It could well be that the Oregon shooter suffered from a mental illness, which suggests that we can’t read too much into his actions. But why, then, did we read so much into the Charleston shooter’s actions, since he reportedly suffered from a mental illness as well?

The Oregon attack is also one isolated incident, which suggest that we can’t extrapolate too much from it in terms of national sentiments towards Christianity. But why, then, did we extrapolate so much from the Charleston shooting in terms of race issues?

When it comes to the Oregon massacre, we still don’t know all the facts and, at this point, only God knows the motivation of the murderer. But we do know there is a growing national climate of extreme hostility towards Christianity, and from professional news media to popular social media, it is open season on committed followers of Jesus.

It’s one thing to have a civil debate on the meaning of marriage or to disagree on what the Bible teaches on sexuality or to have different perspectives on the best way to address transgender issues.

It’s another thing entirely when your failure to support the redefinition of marriage or your adherence to biblical sexuality or your opposition to gender-neutral bathrooms gets you branded as a sick, vile, bigot worthy of death.

Today, it is not just the Bill Mahers and Dan Savages of the world who are trashing Christianity and vilifying conservative believers. It is not just radical liberal professors on college campuses who continue their aggressive attack on people of faith.

Today, Bible-bashing and Christian-mocking is a favorite pastime on social media, replete with unprintable insults, ugly invective, and death wishes galore. Simply stated, it has become part of the larger pop culture.

True.

Within a 72-hour period last week, at least 6 different people posted death wishes on my Facebook page, some getting into graphic detail (including the person who didn’t know how to spell pancreatic), while scores of others posted comments that were so ugly they were immediately blocked.

At about the same time, a reviewer of my newest book (which, by the way, has an entire chapter calling on Christians to take the highest moral ground and to overcome evil with good and hatred with love) claimed that, “This book is in pure and perfect alignment with the views of white supremacy groups and the KKK.”

Mind you, these are the “diversity” police who are preach “tolerance”. 🙂

Also about this time, someone posted on my Facebook page, “Oh goody another neo Nazi crazy fanatical zealot posting their b****** on my wall.” (Actually, we post things on our page; we didn’t post anything on that person’s wall.)

Of course, this is nothing new for me or other conservative believers, since ridiculous rhetoric like this has been coming our way for years.

The problem is that more and more people actually believe this baseless drivel, and instead of comments like this coming from the most extreme anti-Christian groups and individuals, similar remarks are becoming more and more mainstream.

Well, if you tell a lie often enough, it can become the truth. The Left’s favorite tactic.

In short, we are not just dealing with the incremental criminalization of Christianity in America (to use the words of Janet Folger and Mike Huckabee) but with the demonization of Christianity (and Christians) in America. And while this is hardly the first time in the last 2,000 years that believers have been demonized – far from it – it may well be the first time in American history that hostility to the faith is so vile, mean-spirited and widespread.

At this point, we have no idea whether this hostile climate contributed to the Oregon massacre. But it is certain that words have consequences, that hateful people do hateful things, and that when you declare an ideological war against Christianity, the results could be deadly – literally.

This calls for renewed faith, renewed courage, and renewed boldness.

As we unashamedly confess Jesus’ name here on earth, He will unashamedly confess our names in heaven.

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