Stop recruiting our children to
letter published at
TheRant and various other news sites.
Dear Members of the Curriculum Committee and DOE staff,
I am asking as a concerned parent that more attention would be
given to our religious freedom. Mandating our children to participate
in other religious beliefs is grieving many parents and is causing
many to homeschool. So many officials that I have contacted have
responded with "That's why my child goes to private school."
Please be more cautious about what is being taught to our children.
I am appalled at the religious beliefs presented as fact. I am on the
verge of suing my school district over videotapes that they claim have
been approved by you, case in point,
The Story of Islam
I would like to know why you are mandating our children to accept
religious beliefs as fact. These videotapes are clearly attempting to
recruit children to Islam and many parents are deeply angered by the
seeds being planted in our children's heads, behind our backs, in
Please reconsider your approved list, I was so happy to hear that
Houghton Mifflin has revised their textbooks, I don't want to get into
another huge battle over the supplemental paraphernalia that has been
accompanying it. If I don't hear from you in the next week, I will be
contacting my lawyer. This videotape is unbelievable, worse than the
textbook and after I transcribe it, many more parents will be outraged
I sincerely hope it won't come to that. I hope we can avoid legal
actions, but as a concerned parent whose religious freedom is
continually battered, I don't feel I have a choice.
Thank you very much,
Sincerely, Jen Shroder
Curriculum Commission and Department of Education Staff:
Copy to Governor Schwarzenegger
See also Excerpt of "The Story of