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Proud Active Christian ConservativeTexans that has actively opposed the CSCOPE Instruction Materials pointed out the pro-Islamic content of the CSCOPE lessons. Thomas Ratliff, member of the State Board of Education has fought to keep the CSCOPE Instruction Materials in the Texas Schools. Ratliff labels any and all who are anti-CSCOPE as Extremists.

If being an extremist means that I support the Constitution of the United States of America, then I will proudly wear the Extremist Badge,

If being an extremist means that I do not support teaching public school children about the patriot acts of our forefathers, such as those involved in the Boston Tea Party, then I’ll put another Extremist Badge on.

If being an extremists means that I do not want public school children indoctrinated with the Islamic religion, you can give me the largest activist badge.

I am asking how many Activist are in Smithville, Texas. In other words, how many in Smithville are supporting the extensive –intense indoctrination of the Muslim culture. Reading about the Muslim culture is one thing, but Smithville is bombarding the Smithville students and community with months and months–from fall through spring of ongoing Muslim programs. Who is really behind this? Who is paying for all this? Tax payers?

The following is an article describing a program to enlighten Smithsville Commiunity about Islamic culture and literature. The Smithsville Library Director Judy Bergeron was one of the event organizers. This event will be on going during the entire school year, starting in the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014.

Are city taxes, school taxes being used to pay for this program?

Why has the Muslim culture been chosen to be so promoted?
How is the Muslim Culture positively affecting the world today?

Note that to give Americans a real slap in the face, the announcement for this exhaustive Muslim Culture Feast was announced on September 11—-

Will the Smithville ISD students be required to be involved in this indoctrination of Muslim Culture Event?

Janice VanCleave

EDUCATION: On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Sandra Stokes<sand_614stokes@yahoo.com> wrote:

Learning about Islam

Smithville events to highlight Muslim culture, literature

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Austin Community Newspapers Staff
A program to enlighten the public about Islamic culture and literature will be presented to the Smithville-area community this fall and into next spring.
Titled, “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys – Points of View,” the educational program will center around discussions of five books as well as films to be shown.
In their proposal for the event, organizers – including Smithville Library Director Judy Bergeron – said one of the goals of “Muslim Journeys” is to “open the avenues of discussion towards a better understanding … and appreciation of a culture that is prominent in the past history of Western culture.”
The discussions are meant for “an audience of all ages and diverse backgrounds.”
A group of scholars in the field of Muslim culture and history, including from the University of Texas, will facilitate group discussions which will center on five books that may be read over the course of the next 10 months. There will also films, food and Islamic-related arts activities at Smithville Playhouse and other locations (see below).
The books to be discussed and their scheduled Smithville discussion dates are: “In the Country of Men” on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Smithville High School, “Persepolis” on Jan. 20, 2014, “House of Stone” on March 24, “Broken Verses” on May 19 and “Dreams of Trespass” on June 30. (Locations for 2014 discussion groups will be publicized in the near future.)
A discussion panel of scholars will include members of the University of Texas Middle Eastern Studies and English departments. Members of Smithville’s Spoken Word writers group, the Friends of the Library and Smithville school district will also be part of the discussions.
“We have multiple copies of the five books at the library,” Bergeron said, adding that one of the key goals is also to include high school students.
Playhouse Smithville will be involved in the project, serving as a site for discussions and related activities. A dinner and show will feature the arts, music and cuisine of Islamic culture in conjunction with the Islamic New Year in early November.
“Let’s Talk About It” is a reading and book-discussion program that was launched in 1982 on a nationwide level for libraries by the American Library Assocation. The program involves reading a common series of books selected by a nationally-known scholar, and then discussing them in the context of a larger them – in this case, Islamic culture and history. For more information about the program and specific times and dates, contact the Smithville Library at 512-237-3282, “or come by,” Bergeron said.
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  1. Wait a minute! What! Really! Austin American Statesmen covered this story. Wow! No you don’t have to be closed minded, or even be called a racist to know that this is not the American Way. The American Way is liberty and justice for all. The tea party activists should of jumped on this if the taxpayers where paying for this event. What happened to separation of church and state? Boy! This country is in a huge mess. People what to talk about Hitler. Lets talk about Hitler I don’t see Obama being much more than another Hitler. Reason for that comment is that Obama the person in charge of the common core kicked a German family that was legally over here in the U.S. so they can homeschool there children because the German government didn’t want them to homeschool there children to feed them the same liberal education that we as Americans are feeding our children. You want to talk about genocide the new common core doesn’t even teach the holocaust. The poor Jewish community must feel insulted on that one. People want to talk about “oh those poor muslin people” its those same muslin people that our killing our solders. No! I am not racist. I know someone is going to say ‘ooh your racist.” Those same soldiers our fighting for our freedoms. This is a slap to our veterans and current serving militaries face. This is so sad. The Christian faith is being taken out of our schools and this Muslin crap is being put in our schools. Wow! People are just plain dumb. Don’t get me started on Obamacare.

  2. April Daniels says:

    Sounds like a wonderful program! I am a big supporter of anything that starts discussion. How is is any different to say we shouldn’t discuss Jewish culture or Hindu beliefs than it is to say we shouldn’t discuss Muslim beliefs. I am a Christian and certainly hope people who are not Christian don’t think that I am like those Westboro Baptist Church people. Is there some belief here that people of Muslim heritage who practice Islam are all horrible because of the beliefs of terrorist extremists? Why don’t we also ban Muslims from going to our schools, holding public office or shopping in our grocery stores. I live in Smithville, Texas and I am proud of our diverse, strong community.

  3. Sounds more like you are proud of being a small minded fascist to me. The Founding Fathers who worked tirelessly to insure all our freedoms would be disgusted with your attempts to squash other Americans rights to be educated (not indoctrinated) about other cultures and peoples. Would you feel the same if it were “The Diary of Ann Frank” they were discussing? Or did you support the Nazi regimes genocide of another people based on their faith? Just wondering where the line is drawn. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.