Earlier this week, the Supreme Court declined to take the case of a public school teacher who demanded her students recite an Islamic “conversion prayer” or receive a failing grade.
The Thomas More Law Center is defending Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in 11th grade at La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland.
Wood refused to deny her faith “by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada – ‘There is no god by Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,'” Thomas More said.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the teacher did not violate the Establishment Clause.
Wood also had been forced to view a series of Islam-promoting PowerPoint slides, including one casting aspersions on Christians that said, “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”
The chief counsel for the Thomas More Law Center said he’s “not aware of any public school which has forced a Muslim student to write the Lord’s Prayer or John 3:16.”
Yet that’s what they required of Wood.