Outrageous Muslim Parents: Local Church's Easter Egg Hunt Flyer Violates Constitution
Muslim parents in Dearborn, Mich. are upset after students received flyers promoting an Easter Egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The parents say the egg hunt violates the U.S. Constitution.
Here's more on the story from Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes:
The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church’s “Eggstravaganza!” They were also troubled by images of a bunny rabbit.
“It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.’ ”
The school district did not comment and the pastor of the church said there’s nothing remotely religious about the event.
“Part of our ministry in Dearborn is to invite the community to let them know we’re here,” Pastor Neeta Nichols told the newspaper. “We’re offering various kinds of programming, fun opportunities, so what we can be engaged with the community.”
Fear not, peeps. I'm not a theologian, but I’m fairly certain Peter Cottontail was not at The Last Supper.
On Fox and Friends this morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck got some reaction from author and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser. He called it "absurd" for parents to equate this to a violation of separation of church and state.
"Do we really believe that his nine-year-old daughter was threatened by this scary brochure that he held up for the media in Detroit?" Jasser asked, pointing out that communities openly celebrating religious holidays is part of American history.
"We can't let this alliance between the hyper-secular anti-religious left and the Islamists to continue to marginalize the big part of American culture which has a lot to do with Christianity," he said. Jasser recalled that when he was growing up in Wisconsin, he participated in Christmas and Easter traditions with other children, never feeling that his Muslim faith was threatened.
Watch the discussion above.
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