A school in Florida has been turned over to an organization representing some strange hybrid of the Nation of Islam and the Church of Scientology. At least that’s the way the story below reads to me.
(DailyKos) — At a Christmas party for students held in a Scientology church, “children were fed candy and pizza, given Scientology books and DVDs, and shown a performance of a play written by Scientology’s late founder, L. Ron Hubbard.” Islam, whose supposed academic credentials come from a school known as a diploma mill and an “institute” that the Tampa Bay Times couldn’t confirm exists, appointed a Nation of Islam student minister as chairman of the school’s board and had the Rev. Alfreddie Johnson, who “was called ‘the liaison between the Church of Scientology and the Nation of Islam’ last October by the Nation’s official newspaper, The Final Call,” give a speech at a school fundraiser.
I’m surprised the Christian right hasn’t gotten wind of this. They can usually be counted on to go apeshit whenever other religions, especially Islam (Let alone Scientology) get their hooks into state or quasi-state tax payer gravy or anywhere near kids. Won’t someone please think of the children? In this case, if the info above is accurate, I wouldn’t mind if they did step in and shut it down. More on this strange story at the Tampa Bay Times.