The first amendment guarantees the free exercise of religion, but if the creeping specter of Islam has their way, just the activities of those that practice religion will be banned. Not only religious activities, but any activity that might offend Allah.
The city of Dearborn, Michigan, newsmakers in the past have made news again, this time in an attempt to crush anything that smacks of Easter. Three schools in Dearborn received flyers promoting an Easter egg hunt at a local church. The event is slated to be a non-religious event for the kids, complete with a pagan Easter bunny. That isn’t good enough for some of the parents of Muslim children that received the flyers. The fact that it will be held in at a church has sparked outrage in the Muslim community in Dearborn. They justify their intolerance with a twisted interpretation of the first amendment.
What parents are saying, according to the linked article, is that the event violates the separation of church and state. Apparently, they feel that sending these flyers to public schools somehow consumates the marriage of the church and the state. If these parents had ever read the Constitution, they would know that nowhere does the phrase separation of church and state appear in the Constitution.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Not good enough for the folks of Dearborn. Of course, we know this isn’t about the Constitution at all though. This is about the dominance of Islam, and the extreme intolerance to anything that isn’t all Islam, all the time. This event is not religious in nature, but it will be in close proximity to religious symbols and settings, and that is unacceptable to these parents.
What these parents can do at this point is anybody’s guess. The flyers have already been handed out. You can be sure though, that they will not be distributed at schools next year. If that is the case, then it might actually bring up a constitutional question. A school actively banning these flyers because of a belief that they are religious in nature would, in the words of the Constitution would be prohibiting the free exercise thereof. There is no comparison in Islam, because those children do not enjoy the kinds of things that Christians-or any other faith bestow upon their children. What we can expect from the Muslim children here that experienced the devastating humiliation of receiving a flyer is yet another generation of parents that will inflict an extremely intolerant religion on their own children. And the cycle will continue.
We see Islam imposing their will in Dearborn. We see Keith Ellison riding a wave of Muslim support all the way from Minnesota to Washington. We see the state in New York literally stopping traffic while Muslims pray in the street. So far, no whining about the Constitution on that note. There are thugs with swords, and there are thugs with pens as well. What happens in the courts and what happens with pressure from parents such as these may have an even deeper impact on America than any terrorist could envision. Of course, they’ll have to rewrite the Constitution here and there, but hey, if the SCOTUS can do it, why not them? And that they will.