The decision from the 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles granted a special
petition brought by lawyers appointed to represent the two youngest children
after the family's homeschooling was brought to the attention of child
advocates. The lawyers appointed by the state were unhappy with a lower court's
ruling that allowed the family to continue homeschooling and challenged it on
Justice H. Walt Croskey, whose opinion was joined by two other judges, then
ordered: "Parents who fail to [comply with school enrollment laws] may be
subject to a criminal complaint against them, found guilty of an infraction and
subject to imposition of fines or an order to complete a parent education and
- In Surah 2:282 we find this lovely bit of misogyny: And let two men from among you bear witness to all such documents [contracts of loans without interest]. But if two men be not available, there should be one man and two women to bear witness so that if one of the women forgets (anything), the other may remind her. (Maududi, vol. 1, p. 205). The Hadiths clarify the Surah with this observation from the Prophet himself: The Prophet said, "Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?" The women said, "Yes." He said, "This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind."
Therefore, according the Quran, we shouldn't believe either of the two women and the case is moot.
- Abdullah al Araby, writing for the Islam Review, notes that, while the Quran in general forbids deceit and dishonesty, it is perfectly hunky dory to lie to infidels and other non-believers. Therefore, why should we believe this young Muslim woman?
Look, I don't want to take sides in the this particular issue, but don't you think it's a bit overboard to side with the Muslim woman over the Christian? In America? After all, most observers would agree that the case is much ado about nothing.
However, Political Correctness mandates that the majority, simply by being the majority, is automatically suspect. Therefore, in the PC worldview, the Christian woman must have been in the wrong.
So what happened to the Christian woman's right to preach? In PC, she has no right to preach!
THE PREACHER AND THE POLICE:
In Salem, Mass, a Christian preacher was arrested for preaching the Gospels on Halloween Night in 2007. Salem, you might recall, has made witchcraft something of a cottage industry, thanks to its infamy in the Salem Witch Trials. To be sure, the police didn't actually put "preaching the Gospels" on the paperwork, but that was all Michael Marcavage was doing, as shown by this video. Apparently, preaching to would-be witches and other non-Christians has now become "disorderly conduct".
But, in this brave new PC world, that is only right. Christianity is intolerant, not witchcraft. And besides, the witches were persecuted, so it's only that preacher's just desserts.
More PC thought control? You betcha'!
PICTURES OF GUN CONTROL:
This last case really takes the cake! Young Donald Miller III, 14, wore a T-shirt last December emblazoned with a picture of a gun, with the words "Volunteer Homeland Security" on the front and the legend "Special issue — Resident — Lifetime License — United States Terrorist Hunting Permit — Permit No. 91101 Gun Owner — No Bag Limit." on the back. He said he wore this shirt in support of his uncle, who is fighting for our freedoms in Iraq.
Well, his school, Penn Manor in Lancaster, Pa, took the view that the shirt was a threat. Said Kevin French, the school district's attorney, the policy of the schools is to foster a safe environment, where no one would feel threatened. Even a picture of a gun violates that policy.
So, this poor kid gets detention for a patriotic shirt in a time of war. He expresses his support of the Second Amendment and the defense of America, and he is threatening? Precisely whom is he threatening? An Islamo-fascist terrorist? Are there any in Penn Manor? Why aren't they in violation of school policy?
Ray Bradbury wrote the cautionary tale, Fahrenheit 451. Presciently, he predicted just the sort of dystopian thought control we are witnessing in America today. How long before our firemen start pumping kerosene?
Copyright March 9th, 2008