When school district representatives told a Southern California teacher to remove the banners he had on display in his classroom, “diversity” and “tenure” were used to justify the order, according to Robert Muise, a lawyer for the Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center.
“Mr. Johnson, if a Muslim student came in here, he wouldn’t be comfortable,” bureaucrats told the educator, Muise said at a Capitol Hill seminar on October 28, 2009.
The Thomas Moore Law Center is representing the teacher. Funny, we’ve yet to run across a case in which school boards worried about whether the presence of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender groups on campus might alarm devout Muslims.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.
*This blog entry has been corrected from the original version.