Pastor Terry Hagedorn, Arthurdale
A West Virginia parent, Rich Penkoski, was displeased to see his 7th grade daughter bring home a “calligraphy” assignment that asked students to write an Islamic pledge to Allah in Arabic last week.
He contacted the principal, Ron Branch, at Mountain Ridge Middle School (in Gerrardstown,) and wanted an explanation as to why his daughter was asked to inscribe the Shahada. The Arabic passage translates to, “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.”
If students had come home with the Lord’s Prayer, we would have atheists suing all over the place.