While Americans bend over backward to accommodate Muslims, the Christian religion is ignored and even mocked by some on the left.
Freedom of religion should be for EVERYONE.
Just look at what happened to President Trump yesterday when the people of Lee County, Alabama asked him to sign their Bibles.
The media couldn’t wait to mock President Trump and the Christians who were there even though past presidents have signed Bibles:
1) Truman's signed note in an admirer's Book of Psalms https://t.co/XoWv9LHJ9T
2-3) Autographs of Clintons, Gore, Carters, Mondale in bible of collector Stephen Koschal https://t.co/LieTXZHftk
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 9, 2019
While the news media mocked Trump and the people with Bibles in Alabama, they ignored the case of a Catholic student being asked to remove Ash Wednesday ashes from his forehead…Priorities
Wouldn’t you know that Fox News was the only national news network to mention the story about a Utah teacher who forced a young Catholic student to remove the ashes from his forehead?
The teacher even gave the kid a wet wipe to remove the ashes that are traditionally received by Catholics on Ash Wednesday. We’re not sure why this woman isn’t aware that Ash Wednesday is a day to celebrate the beginning of Lent. You would think it would be something that networks would cover, but only Fox News reported on this religious story:
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McLeod said that his teacher told him that the ashes on his forehead were “not appropriate”. He explained the importance of the ashes to his teacher and she continued to demand that he remove them.
This would have been covered 24/7 if it had been a Muslim hijab that was removed.
TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW:
MARTHA MACCALLUM: William McLeod is a fourth grader in Utah, and like hundreds of millions of Catholics, he received ashes in the shape of a cross on his forehead for Ash Wednesday. But the nine-year-old says that when he got to school, his teacher said “what is on your head? Wipe that off.” And she gave him a wipe to wipe it off. And tonight, that teacher is on administrative leave. William joins me now with his grandmother Karen. Good to have both of you with us. Thank you so much for being here. So, William, you are not alone. I was…last night on the show, I think we have a picture. I also had my ashes on and I guarantee you that there were some people out there who didn’t understand what that smudge was on my forehead so what did your friends say when you walked into school with your ashes, William?
WILLIAM MCLEOD: So they said like what are those? And I was like I’m Catholic and it’s, it’s Ash Wednesday…
MCLEOD: …and they put ashes on your head. It’s the first day of lent and they are like well where do they get the ashes…from like a burning (inaudible). I was like no, it’s like from the last palm Sunday.
MACCALLUM: That’s right. And what did your teacher, what did she say and what did she do, William?
MCLEOD: So, so when she saw it, she was like what is that? And she said, and she said that’s not…and I told her what it was. And she was like that’s not appropriate in this school, go wipe it off and she pulled me to the corner.
MACCALLUM: Oh, no.
MCLEOD: And yeah, she gave me a deinfection wipe and made me wipe it off and I, I tried to tell her two times and she told me two times to wipe it off in front of my friends in the corner and I wiped it off; she said more until it was like gone.
MACCALLUM: Oh, no.
MCLEOD: That felt me like…
MACCALLUM: Were you upset?
MCLEOD: Yeah. When I went in the…so when I went in the office I was crying because I felt like, like I was in trouble.
MACCALLUM: Yeah. That’s heart-breaking. Karen, what was your response?
KAREN FISHER: I was plenty angry. I got the call from the principal.
MACCALLUM: So the principal called you and said, what did he say?
FISHER: The first thing she said is William’s not in trouble.
FISHER: And she said but this is a situation and she told me that he…she saw him with no ashes on his forehead and had thought maybe he had gotten rid of them. But he…then I found out he was told to wipe them off after trying to explain them to her twice.
MACCALLUM: And what did you, what did you say to the teacher about all of that?
FISHER: The teacher had called me later and I told her I wasn’t happy and she asked me what can I do? And I said nothing. I have never been in this situation. You know, I have raised four boys here and this has never happened. So I didn’t know what to do; whether I should call my priest or, or what.
MACCALLUM: Well, she wrote a note now. She said William, I’m so sorry about what happened today. I hope we can move forward from this. Mrs…Mrs. P. So, William, do you accept her apology?
MCLEOD: Yeah, I kind of feel bad.
MACCALLUM: You feel bad for her. Do you think she genuinely didn’t know what they were?
MACCALLUM: But you did explain it and it is, the whole thing is, is really disturbing. I don’t blame you. So what did you…William, what are you going to give up for lent?
MACCALLUM: Fortnite. Is that going to be hard for you?
MCLEOD: Not really.
MACCALLUM: No? Do you like to play Fortnite?
MACCALLUM: I gave up Instagram so that’s kind of like giving up Fortnite, I guess, if you’re your age. Karen, you must be very proud of him.
FISHER: I am. He’s a good boy. I am proud of him.
MACCALLUM: All right. We wish you both well and we hope that it was ultimately a good lesson all around. So thank you very much, William. All the best to you. I hope you get a lot of candy on Easter Sunday and Karen, thank you very much for bringing William in tonight.
FISHER: Thank you.
MACCALLUM: We appreciate it.