You Mean We Can’t Fund Only Christian Schools?

You Mean We Can’t Fund Only Christian Schools? July 10, 2012

I’m having a good laugh over the situation in Louisiana, where legislators who voted for a voucher program to support private Christian schools are suddenly horrified to discover that they could be used for Muslim schools instead. They seem absolutely baffled by the idea that the government can’t treat one religion differently from another:

Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s overhaul of the state’s educational system might mean taxpayer support of Muslim schools.

“I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools,” the District 64 Representative said Monday.

“I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school,” Hodges said.

Hodges mistakenly assumed that “religious” meant “Christian.” …

“Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion,” Hodges said. “We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.”

See, this is what happens when you elect people into office who are both ignorant and eager to secure taxpayer funding for their religious beliefs.

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