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UK Islamic school: Kill apostates, transgenders, homosexuals, adulterers!

The video above was taken surreptitiously in an unnamed Islamic school — one of 126 full-time Islamic schools in England. (The number, of course, is even larger for all of the UK.) The video confirms what we know about Islam:

  • It is blood thirsty: The punishment for apostate Muslims, homosexuals and adulterers is death.
  • Muslims don’t believe in friendship or co-existence with non-Muslims. There is only “hatred and hostility forever,” until all non-Muslims are converted to Islam.
  • Christians are vile and disgusting.

This is what the female teacher in a burqa said:

(1) About apostate Muslims who want to “get out of Islam,” the woman asks “What are we going to do?” and answers her own question:

We kill him. Kill the one who rejects Islam. Yeah, kill him. You have to kill him, do you understand?”

(2) About adulterers, the teacher asks “The judgment for adultery, what is the law?” and answers:

Stone him, until he dies. And the one who is not married? Lash him lash him. Yes, with 100 lashes.”

(3) About transgenders and homosexuals:

“If someone makes themselves like a man — a woman like a man — the punishment is kill. Kill them. Throw them for the highest place. We are not going to be like animals, living like animals. Or to be like . . . homosexuals. We have to take the judgment. The judgment is to kill them. The punishment for homosexuals is to throw them from the highest point and then stone them. So if you throw someone off a mountain, you are reducing them to the lowest of the low, because they are falling off the highest place.”

(4) About non-Muslims:

“It is not enough that you worship Allah. We have to also in our heart hate what displeases Allah and love what Allah loves. You have to hate what displeases Allah, especially when living in this country with non-Muslims. Vanity, we are free from you, and whatever you worship beside Allah, we have rejected you and there has appeared between us and you hostility and hatred forever, until you believe in Allah alone. You understand, sister? Islam is keeping away from disbelief and from the disbelievers — the people who disbelieve. Any questions? To be a good friend, to give them all our secrets? No, you understand? You don’t have to be friends with them. That is not allowed, because loyalty is only to the Muslim, not to the kaffir [non-believer; non-Muslim].

(5) About Christians:

“The message the Quran came to confirm the truth in the previous scriptures. We feel nothing sometimes going past the church. We look at it in disgust and think, ‘What are those people doing in there? What they say with their tongues is so vile and disgusting. It’s an abomination.‘ He [A Muslim] shouldn’t be indifferent and say things like ‘You go to church, I go to the mosque. Let’s all stay together like one big happy family and all be united as humanity.’ This is false! It doesn’t work. This concept is a lie, it’s fake and it is a farce.”

(6) During the discussion portion of the class, a young woman in the audience said:

The Quran says we made people different to know one another. And if you communicate with the other and you show the beauty of Islam, then maybe people could come into Islam.”

The teacher’s response:

“It does not mean that we should oppress them. It doesn’t mean that we don’t give them rights. It doesn’t mean that we don’t help them. But it doesn’t mean we should befriend them.

Another woman said:

There are some conditions that can take you into disbelief — to take the British citizenship. Whether you like it or not, for these people, you are selling [out] your religion. It’s a very serious thing. It’s not allowed to give allegiance to other than Allah.”

The teacher said:

“It is not befitting for a Muslim that he should reside in the land of evil, the land of the kaffir.”

To that, I say:

“If it’s not befitting for Muslims to live in the land of non-believers, then why don’t you just leave? Go back to your Muslim country!”

If YouTube takes down the video, you can watch it on Live Leak.

~Eowyn

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D.C. satanists: Sally Quinn of Washington Post used hexes to kill people

For some time now, the Alternative Media have been saying Washington, D.C., is a nest of satanists.

Given the fact that D.C. is where the politically powerful congregate, it stands to reason that the city would be a special target of satanists. What better way than to corrupt and bring down the United States, still the most powerful country in the world?

Last year, we learnt that John Podesta, a longtime Clinton associate who chaired Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, partook of a satanic ritual called spirit cooking dinner — a “sacrament” in Thelema founded by British satanist Aleister Crowley whose motto was “Do As Thou Wilt,” in which menstrual blood, breast milk, urine and sperm are ingested. (See “Evidence that Hillary Clinton and her associates are satanists“)

Yesterday, we learnt that Hillary Clinton who, were it not for the grace of God, would be the U.S. president now, admitted she had wanted to make and stick pins into voodoo dolls of her critics.

Today, you’ll find out about a very powerful D.C. woman who put hexes on her enemies.

A curse is an expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall another (or a place or object). A hex is more than a curse: To hex someone is to call upon a supernatural power, by means of “magic” or witchcraft, to bring ill on another. According to Wikipedia, the word “hexing” comes from the German word for witchcraft.

Sally Quinn, now 76, is a former reporter and current religion blogger for Washington Post (WP) who became the third (and last) wife of the late WP executive editor and later, vice president, Benjamin Bradlee. Bradlee became a celebrated and national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s stories documenting the Watergate scandal.

Together, from their marriage in 1978 until Bradlee’s death in 2014, the couple were among D.C.’s most powerful, reigning over the city’s social scene as its gatekeepers.

In 2006, Quinn wrote that her parents were religious “but didn’t go to church,” and that she was an atheist since the time she was a small child because she could not believe in a God who allowed evil and bad things to happen to people, including her (unnamed) sickness when she was ten years old.

John Nolte reports for Breitbart, Sept 12, 2017:

“For nearly 50 years, the entire social and political world of DC revolved around this couple. Bradlee and Quinn were the New Camelot (his career took off in large part because of his friendship with John F. Kennedy), the Gatekeepers of who was in and who was out, the Elite Deciders among our Ruling Class with the extraordinary power of the Washington Post, and by extension the rest of the mainstream media, to abuse and weaponize their will against the rest of us.

Well, to put it as bluntly as possible, we are now learning that the Queen of Camelot is an occultist, a witch of sorts who honestly believes (according to her own new memoir) that she murdered three innocent people through the dark art of the hex: a young woman who committed suicide after flirting with Quinn’s boyfriend; a magazine editor who published an unflattering profile of her, who decades later died of cancer; a psychic who died of a cerebral hemorrhage before the end of the year after telling Quinn something she did not want to hear. […]

Quinn’s other acts of admitted wickedness include plotting to break up Bradlee’s marriage (which she did) and using the threat of adultery to bend Bradlee to her will.”

Quinn “practiced the occult in the most demonic ways imaginable well into adulthood.” She finally stopped hexing others, not out of a sense of remorse, but because she thought she was karmically responsible for the unusual illness of her and Bradlee’s only son, Quinn.

Quinn Bradlee was born in 1982 (when Sally Quinn was 41 and Ben Bradlee was 61) with a rare and incurable disease called velo-cardio-facial syndrome, aka DiGeorge syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion or Shprintzen syndrome. Caused by the deletion of a small segment (30-40 genes) of chromosome 22, the syndrome occurs in only 1 in 4,000 people with afflictions that can include congenital heart problems, specific facial features, frequent infections, developmental delay, learning problems, cleft palate, kidney problems, hearing loss, and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and Graves disease.

Nolte points out that what is almost as troubling as Sally Quinn’s witchcraft is “the matter-of-fact way in which the Washington Post informs us of this bombshell” under the chatty headline, ‘‘Sally Quinn’s hexes, marital ultimatums and visceral love of her son”. Nolte writes:

“We have just discovered that one of the primary movers and shakers of the last half-century is a practicing occultist, and…

Nothing.

Nobody cares.

The information is dropped as though Quinn’s tell-all is the usual-usual about plastic surgeries and sex.

Worse still, our Ruling Class is now joking about Quinn putting a deadly hex on President Trump. […]

Let’s just say it out loud… The most powerful people in our country are either outright occultists, are comfortable with witchcraft and Satanism, or are moving and shaking among those who are.

Whether or not you believe in the power of the occult, that does not matter. Also beside the point is whether or not the Podestas and Quinn and those calling to have Trump hexed believe.

What we do know is that these people have completely rejected any notion of a loving God, and moved towards darkness.

Furthermore, we also know that this darkness is not about consenting adults behaving badly amongst themselves. Rather, this is about them attempting to harness a power to control others, to manipulate events to their will, to hurt or outright kill those who offend or insult them.

What is remarkable is that, although he was born with a hole in his heart and underwent heart surgery when he was three months old, after which he spent many years in and out of hospital and attended special schools for severe learning problems, and although he never received a religious education, Quinn Bradlee is a believing but non-church going Christian.

In 2006 when Quinn was 24 years old, he told his mother that he believes in God. He said:

“My image of God is what Michaelangelo painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. God is a man stronger and more powerful than everybody else. I also believe that if you think about God, if you say his name all the time, then you will believe in him. It will be in your subconscious. . . .

I knew you and Dad were not very religious people . . . . I didn’t really understand that you didn’t believe in God until a few years ago. I didn’t know what ‘atheist’ meant. It’s a very harsh word, very ugly word. It’s like calling a black person the “N” word. . . .

Everything happens for a reason. Maybe it’s God’s plan for me to go through this because I can handle it. . . .

In a way, believing in God is like having a girlfriend that you love and care about. You feel safe with her. You feel safe with God, the way you would with your girlfriend. When you get married she will be with you in sickness and in health. That’s what I believe God will do when I’m going through the hard times of life.”

Now 35 years old, Josiah Quinn Bradlee is a filmmaker, author and advocate for the disabled.

See also:

~Eowyn

Jewish LA Times columnist proudly admits Jews run Hollywood

Once in a blue moon, some actor would break the conspiracy of silence and say out loud that Hollywood is run by Jews.

And that actor would then be vilified, demonized, and then ostracized.

Every. Single. Time.

The most recent example is Gary Oldman, 59, the acclaimed British actor known for roles such as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, and the righteous police commissioner James Gordon in the Dark Knight Batman reboots.

In a Playboy interview in 2014 in which Oldman, refreshingly, called acting “just a job” and that he’s a “regular” person with financial responsibilities and children, he made the mistake of criticizing Hollywood and defending Mel Gibson, who earlier had received “the Hollywood treatment” for his “anti-Semitic” rant in 2006. Oldman said:

“There’s a lot of nonsense behavior, especially in a place like Hollywood. The money, the power, they create little monsters…. I just think political correctness is crap…. No one can take a joke anymore….

I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all fucking hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word nigger or that fucking Jew? I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy. Or maybe I should strike that and say “the N word” and “the F word”….

Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him…. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know? But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said, ‘That fucking kraut’ or ‘Fuck those Germans,’ whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That’s what gets me. It’s just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone, that we all stand on this thing going, ‘Isn’t that shocking?'”

The proverbial feces hit the fan. As recounted by Wikipedia:

After criticism from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Oldman apologised to them in an open letter. ADL director Abraham Foxman acknowledged that Oldman was remorseful, but felt his letter was insufficient and asked for “a little more introspection, a little more understanding and a little more education”. Oldman then made a public apology on the 25 June edition of late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he stressed that he was “profoundly sorry” for his “insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed” remarks.

What is little known is that in 2008, two years after Mel Gibson’s drunken rant and six years before Oldman’s Playboy interview, a Jewish Los Angeles Times columnist named Joel Stein not only admitted that Jews indeed run Hollywood, he concluded his essay with an in-your-face f-you to America:

“I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.”

Below is Stein’s op-ed, “Who runs Hollywood? C’mon,” in its entirety.

Who runs Hollywood? C’mon

December 19, 2008 | Los Angeles Times | Joel Stein | jstein@latimescolumnists.com

I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe “the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews,” down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood.

How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.

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The person they were yelling at in that ad was SAG President Alan Rosenberg (take a guess). The scathing rebuttal to the ad was written by entertainment super-agent Ari Emanuel (Jew with Israeli parents) on the Huffington Post, which is owned by Arianna Huffington (not Jewish and has never worked in Hollywood.)

The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement, five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews. The sixth, AMC President Charlie Collier, turned out to be Jewish.

As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you’d be flipping between “The 700 Club” and “Davey and Goliath” on TV all day.

So I’ve taken it upon myself to re-convince America that Jews run Hollywood by launching a public relations campaign, because that’s what we do best. I’m weighing several slogans, including: “Hollywood: More Jewish than ever!”; “Hollywood: From the people who brought you the Bible”; and “Hollywood: If you enjoy TV and movies, then you probably like Jews after all.”

I called ADL Chairman Abe Foxman, who was in Santiago, Chile, where, he told me to my dismay, he was not hunting Nazis. He dismissed my whole proposition, saying that the number of people who think Jews run Hollywood is still too high. The ADL poll, he pointed out, showed that 59% of Americans think Hollywood execs “do not share the religious and moral values of most Americans,” and 43% think the entertainment industry is waging an organized campaign to “weaken the influence of religious values in this country.”

That’s a sinister canard, Foxman said. “It means they think Jews meet at Canter’s Deli on Friday mornings to decide what’s best for the Jews.” Foxman’s argument made me rethink: I have to eat at Canter’s more often.

“That’s a very dangerous phrase, ‘Jews control Hollywood.’ What is true is that there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood,” he said. Instead of “control,” Foxman would prefer people say that many executives in the industry “happen to be Jewish,” as in “all eight major film studios are run by men who happen to be Jewish.”

But Foxman said he is proud of the accomplishments of American Jews. “I think Jews are disproportionately represented in the creative industry. They’re disproportionate as lawyers and probably medicine here as well,” he said. He argues that this does not mean that Jews make pro-Jewish movies any more than they do pro-Jewish surgery. Though other countries, I’ve noticed, aren’t so big on circumcision.

I appreciate Foxman’s concerns. And maybe my life spent in a New Jersey-New York/Bay Area-L.A. pro-Semitic cocoon has left me naive. But I don’t care if Americans think we’re running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.

46-year-old Stein is now Time magazine’s resident “humorist”.

Tim Graham of Newsbusters alerts us to some of Stein’s pieces over the years:

See also:

~Eowyn

28% of Brits think Jesus to be extremist

Jesus the “extremist”

 Wojciech Zdrojkowski reports for Breitbart that according to a July 2017 poll of over 2000 British adults on whether they considered certain figures to be extreme, 28% (more than one in four) of UK residents considered Jesus an extremist.

Dr. David Landrum, director of advocacy for the Evangelical Alliance, said that “The poll shows the scale of moral confusion in our society with the public having no way of deciding whether something is extreme or not.”

The poll’s other findings lend credence to Landrum’s interpretation that Brits are morally confused:

  • 25% thought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an extremist.
  • 20% thought the same of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 36% thought it was extreme for the UK to leave the EU (Brexit), while 30% thought it extreme if the UK were to remain in the EU.
  • 41% found it extreme to believe marriage should be between a man and a woman.
  • 37% didn’t think it was extreme for children not to be assigned a gender at birth.

It’s not just ordinary Brits who are confused, a parliamentary report last year found that UK government ministers also “struggled to define extremism” and that “it was far from clear that there is an accepted definition of what constitutes extremism, let alone what legal powers there should be, if any, to combat it.”

In June 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to set up a Commission for Countering Extremism because “There has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years – and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia. This is why this government will act to stamp out extremism and hateful ideology, both across society and on the internet.”

Landrum fears the widespread confusion about the definition of extremism can create problems when trying to deal with it. He advises:

“Detached from terrorism and incitement to violence, extremism does not work as a litmus test for judging peaceful beliefs and opinions. Indeed, the government have tried and failed over the last two years to define extremism without any precision and this poll shows that the public share that confusion.

It therefore seems unlikely that a newly established quango, such as extremism commission, will solve such problems. It is not wise to foster a society where volatile public opinion can be used to determine what might be extreme or acceptable views.”

Meanwhile, TruNews tells us that another survey conducted by Premier Christian Communications of more than 12,000 “ordinary” UK Christians found that more than 90% of Christians in the UK believe their faith is being marginalized and not given the same respect as other religions in the UK.

~Eowyn

Muslim clerics alarmed over ‘exponential’ increase of Christian converts in Iran

Something extraordinary and wondrous is happening in Iran.

It is the Light of Christ.

Mohabat News, the Iranian Christian News Agency, reports on August 11, 2017, that “Christianity has been growing at an exponential rate in the last couple of decades in Iran, causing the Islamic government a great deal of concern.”

Senior Islamic officials, such as Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, one of the most senior Islamic Shi’ite clerics, repeatedly have expressed their concern over the spread of Christianity especially among young Iranians, including the son of an Islamic cleric. Other officials are:

  • Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, a “high profile Islamic seminary official,” recently bemoaned that “accurate reports indicate that the youth are becoming Christians in Qom and attending house churches”.
  • Ayatollah Wahid Khorasani said he had received reports about the exponential increase in popularity of Christianity amongst the youth in the Islamic city of Qom.
  • Another Ayatollah, based in Tabriz, said he had received reports that at one time, 600 residents of one of the cities in Khorasan province had converted to Christianity.

The “high rate” of conversion of Iranian youth to Christianity is in spite of the government’s two fold plan to stop the spread of Christianity:

(1) Propaganda and indoctrination:

The first front is the allocation of millions of dollars for Islamic propaganda across the country and to support Islamic organizations that promote Islam among the youth within and without Iran’s borders, especially in cities such as Mashhad and Qom. Last year, after Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi expressed his deepest concern over the popularity of Christianity in the suburbs of Mashhad, the city’s religious and political officials immediately sent a vast number of Islamic teachers and preachers to Mashhad’s suburbs to turn the youth away from Christianity.

(2) Suppression:

The second front is a crackdown campaign on newly converted Christians in order to plant fear in those who are interested in learning more about Christianity and possibly becoming Christians themselves. Young people who resist indoctrination and became Christian converts are arrested and harassed by the government’s law enforcement and intelligence ministry, and subjected to long term prison sentences and heavy bails for their temporary release. Churches, including house churches are disbanded. As examples, the government closed down the Central Assemblies of God (AOG) church and Janat Abad church in Tehran, and the AOG church in Ahwaz. Publication of anything related to Christianity or any material referring to Christianity is  restricted, and books about Christianity already in the market are confiscated.

But the government has failed on both fronts — a failure that is obvious as Iranian Islamic authorities continue to express their concern over the rapid growth of Christianity in the country.

Another indicator of the failure of the government’s anti-Christian campaign is the “significant” increase in the number of house churches in Mashbad. Mashbad is the Islamic capital of not just Iran, but the Shi’ite Muslim world. Other Iranian cities with “a record number” of house churches are Tehran and Karaj.

One of Tehran’s imams said in an interview, “today Christians present their gospel to our youth in the most appealing way. They gather in many neighbourhoods across the city, including Bani Hashem neighbourhood (in Tehran) where tens of homes have been turned into house churches which evangelize their neighbours”.

Pray for the Christian converts of Iran!

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: Take up your cross and follow Him

Matthew 16:21-27

Jesus began to show his disciples
that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly
from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.
Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him,
“God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.”
He turned and said to Peter,
“Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

Then Jesus said to his disciples,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world
and forfeit his life?
Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory,
and then he will repay all according to his conduct.”

What a grim reading for today.

For the first time, Jesus predicts His impending persecution, terrible suffering, and death by execution. Then, He warns that being His follower is not a path of roses, but one of self-abnegation and suffering:

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

Christians actually have had it good in America, compared to both the early Church and the many persecuted Christians across the world today, especially in the Middle East where Christianity is near extinction. See:

But the days of the comfortable U.S. Christian are rapidly fading, as the light of Christ dims in post-Christian America. See:

No matter what the future brings, we are to heed the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians 6:10-16:

Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

In the meantime, we take strength and solace from our Lord’s words and promise:

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? . . . For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay all according to his conduct.”

May the peace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

California Catholic school removed statue of Jesus & Mary so as not to alienate students

Founded in 1850, San Domenico Catholic School in San Anselmo in the San Francisco Bay Area serves 671 students grades K-12, and is California’s oldest independent school and first Catholic school. The school is not an archdiocesan school, but an independent school sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.

In an effort to make the Catholic school more “inclusive” and less “alienating” to prospective students, the school recently removed 162 Catholic statues and icons, including a statue of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. The statues were stored in the school’s basement or donated to “appreciative recipients”.

Chair of San Domenico School’s board of trustees Amy Skewes-Cox justified the relocation and removal of some of the school’s 180 religious icons as “completely in compliance” with San Domenico’s new strategic plan:

“If you walk on the campus and the first thing you confront is three or four statues of St. Dominic or St. Francis, it could be alienating for that other religion, and we didn’t want to further that feeling.”

Nor is the Catholic school offering Catechism classes. Head of School Cecily Stock said the year before last the school began offering catechism after school and then last year phased it out entirely because:

“We had very few families interested. I think last year it was fewer than five. It just made sense to have the students prepare for communion with their local parishes where they would be with a larger group of students. Over the last few years we’ve had fewer Catholic students as part of the community and a larger number of students of various faith traditions. Right now about 80 percent of our families do not identify as Catholic.”

Instead of teaching students about Catholic theology and doctrines, San Domenico provides students with instruction in world religions and philosophy because truth is relative and subjective:

  • School principal Stocks says: “It’s really about empowering each student and giving them the information so they can discover their own purpose, their own truth”.
  • Mirza Khan, the school’s director of philosophy, ethics and world religions, says: “The Dominican teaching philosophy is not to teach there is only one truth.”

Outraged parent Shannon Fitzpatrick, who has an 8-year-old son enrolled at the school, sees the removal of the statues as a steady erosion of the San Domenico’s Catholic image. In a letter to school officials, Fitzpatrick wrote:

“Articulating an inclusive foundation appears to mean letting go of San Domenico’s 167-year tradition as a Dominican Catholic school and being both afraid and ashamed to celebrate one’s heritage and beliefs. In our time here, the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed from the curriculum, the lower school curriculum was changed to world religions, the logo and colors were changed to be ‘less Catholic,’ and the uniform was changed to be less Catholic.”

So what would be the point for Catholic parents to send their kids to San Domenico?

Source: California Catholic Daily; FoxNews

H/t Barbara R. and rr.

~Eowyn