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The Islamification of Texas

garryb Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 6:41 AM
For a little perspective. Lumberton is about 10 miles south of Kountze where the students had to sue the school district to exhibit religious sayings at a high school football game. No Christianity - Yes Muslim....
jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 7:15 AM
garryb,
If you are asserting that the Kountze school district was sued to allow banners with religious Muslim sayings, I believe you are in serious error with that post. That would again be seriously false and misleading as this column was.

There was a lawsuit filed, but it was to allow banners with Christian sayings, not Muslim. You may be confusing the fact that Kountze was the first town in America to have a Muslim mayor. A black American mayor who happen to be of the Muslim faith.

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 7:16 AM
"Kevin Weldon has been called some of the worst things a Christian man in this predominantly Christian town can be called: un-Christian, and even anti-Christian.
After consulting with lawyers, Mr. Weldon banned the district’s cheerleaders from putting Bible verses on the banners they hoist at the beginning of football games, out of concern that the signs were unlawful and amounted to school-sanctioned religious expression. A group of cheerleaders and their parents sued Mr. Weldon and the district...."

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 7:17 AM
"Mr. Weldon has had to defend his decision even as Gov. Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott and scores of students, parents and others have criticized the district’s ban on the signs... Steve Stockman, a born-again Christian and former congressman running for re-election in the area, suggested that Mr. Weldon’s job was on the line."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/22/us/in-texas-a-legal-battle-over-biblical-banners.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 7:18 AM
"....Kountze is an old-fashioned town of 2,100 . In the early 1990s, residents elected their first black mayor, Charles Bilal, a Muslim. The majority white, Christian voters made Mr. Bilal the first Muslim mayor in the United States. His granddaughter, Nahissaa Bilal, 17, a Christian, is a plaintiff in the lawsuit."
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 11:18 AM
I think you're missing his point. He's saying that the Christians in Kountz were sued for their Christian references last year. This year, Christian girls are asked to wear Muslim garb.

Literally 20 miles apart. Neighboring cities.

Imagine browsing Facebook one day and discovered a photograph of your 14-year-old daughter wearing a burqa – at school.

That’s exactly what happened to a parent in Lumberton, Tex. She asked me not to disclose her identity because she fears for her daughter’s safety.

Her daughter’s world geography class was supposed to be learning about the continents. Instead, they were given a tutorial in Islam – complete with authentic Muslim garments. Some of the young ladies were photographed – and the image has now gone viral.

The students were told the purpose of the class was to change their perceptions of...