Thank you to my friend Never Contrary for inspiring me to write this article. TSM readers might remember Never Contrary’s story on Gutting Public Schools. In response to Louisiana’s Republican Governor Bobby Jindal pushing for a voucher system, thus gutting the Public School system, Republican Valarie Hodges was very supportive. To Hodges’ great astonishment (a big word for her, I fear) she realized that meant money would not only go to Christian schools, but would also go to 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…Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion. 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.
The Charm Free Bigot, Hodges seems in desperate need of a history lesson regarding our Founding Fathers and the issue of religion. She also seems to need a lesson on Freedom of religion meaning all religions, not just Christianity. Of course I would like to ask Hodges, why do you get to decide? Why do people who don’t fit your idea of being human need your approval? Talk about white privilege! You and Jindal are sad commentaries for the state of Louisiana! Our Muslim brothers and sisters have every right to education as you do, Ms. Hodges. How sad that you, Ms. Hodges, are on the wrong side of history and you are a white bully with power.