Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is in hot water for falsely accusing a high school in the greater Dallas area of being anti-Christian by allowing Muslim students to pray in an empty classroom.
On Friday, Paxton wrote an open letter to Liberty High School claiming that it had violated the First Amendment since the school did not open the classroom’s prayer space to all students, the Independent reported.
“It appears that the prayer room is ‘dedicated to the religious needs of some students’ — namely, those who practice Islam,” Paxton, with the support of Gov. Greg Abbott, wrote. “It is unclear whether students of other faiths may use the room at the same time or at other times during the week. Liberty High School’s policy should be neutral toward religion.”
It turns out Paxton’s allegations are not true. Jeremy Lyon, Frisco Independent School District superintendent, responded in a statement released Friday explaining that the classroom is open to all students.
Lyon also reassured Paxton and other concerned citizens that Liberty High School was complying with both federal and state laws — including Texas’s Freedom Restoration Act. The Freedom Restoration Act requires schools and institutions to not suppress or burden an individual’s right to exercise religious freedom. Read more (3/21/17 12:45 PM)
Fajr passed by as I dreamt on.
Zuhur was lost in the day’s work.
Asr got skipped as I slipped my tea.
Maghrib flew by as I photographed the sunset.
Isha was added to the forgotten list.
Now here I lay, tossing and turning on my bed, wondering why peace escapes me.
Ya Rabb, Ya Karim, whoever wishes good for me in the secrecy of the night or in the openness of daylight, grant them double of what they have wished for me. And whoever wishes harm to touch me, pardon them and stretch distance and forgiveness between us.
Donate at your local cause , spread awareness of the situation in Aleppo , make plenty of dua especially when the chance is great prayer will be accepted. ( after wudhu , during rain , in sujood , last thirt of the night , special our on friday ) .. Just get up even 10/15min before fajr and with your whole heart make dua for the Ummah. Imagine it could be our own family , imagine the pain they go through mental and physical :’(
Lord Jesus we pray that You watch over all of the people affected by Trump’s ‘muslim ban’. May you keep them safe from all harm and draw them near to you. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Leviticus 19:34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 10: 19 You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Matthew 25: 35 I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
Matthew 25:40 Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren you did it to me.