Marine Father Banned from School after Confronting District about Daughter's Islam Assignment

Amanda Casanova | Religion Today Contributing Writer | Monday, November 03, 2014

Marine Father Banned from School after Confronting District about Daughter's Islam Assignment


A Marine Corps veteran who complained to his daughter’s school district after she was given an assignment about Islam has been banned from the school.
 
Kevin Wood, a Marine Corps veteran who fought in Iraq, asked that his daughter, a student at La Plata High School in Maryland, be given an alternate assignment. That request was denied.
 
The homework required 11th grade students to write a three-page essay about the five pillars of Islam.
 
“I don’t agree with it,” Wood told Fox News in a phone interview. “You can’t study God or Christianity in school. You’ve got atheist suing schools for saying ‘God’ in the pledge and not being able to say prayers before football games, but we can force-feed our kids Islam.”
 
Katie O’Malley-Simpson, a spokesperson for the school, said Wood was banned from school property after he threatened to cause a “possible disruption.”
 
“We’re not teaching religion, we’re teaching world history,” she said.
 
However, Wood’s wife said that her husband did not make any threats. For now, Wood’s daughter is taking an “F” for the assignment.
 
 
Publication date: November 3, 2014

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