Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Award

OK! Today’s AYFKM? Award goes to this Oregon principal. I will update when I have more information as to the name of the principal.

Posted: 8:36 AM Jun 11, 2008Last Updated: 8:36 AM Jun 11, 2008

(CBS) Most children growing up in the US memorize the Pledge of Allegiance. But, in one Oregon elementary school, the kids won’t be allowed to recite it at an end of the year assembly.
The principal banned it that day so as not to offend Muslims.

One resident of Portland, Oregon was a little surprised when she received an e-mail from her stepson’s school principal.

The e-mail said that the children would not be reciting the pledge because of its reference to God.

Instead, the students would memorize and sing the Preamble to the United States Constitution.
But it’s not just non-Muslims who were offended. At least one Muslim community leader says he feels the same way. Muhammad Najieb says that ‘God’ is central to the Muslim faith, and there are several references to him in every prayer.

Portland school officials say the principal was trying to be sensitive, but some Muslims say the ban caused hurt feelings, and may foster bitterness and division within the community.

2 Responses to “Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Award”
  1. Mary Ellen says:

    That story just sums up why our educational system is failing in the United States….idiots in the school administration.

    In one of the high schools in our area, the Principal was fired for plagiarizing a speech he used at the high school graduation. Not only did he plagiarize it, but the speech was originally written and used by one of the past student graduates as her valedictorian speech. She happened to be in the audience because her little brother was in the graduating class. He said he thought of calling her and asking her if it was ok, but decided that she would just be happy that he liked it enough to use it.

    Of course, one of the school rules is, if a student is caught plagiarizing, they are immediately suspended from school and will receive an “F” in the course. The principal is the one who put forth that rule when he started working there.

    Idiots…they’re freakin’ idiots!

  2. Diamond Tiger says:

    Do as I say, not as I do? Yeah – this is exactly why the AYFKM? Award exists. I am so tired of us just letting this kind of crap go by because everybody does it. I am trying to wake people up and say all of this ridiculous sh** needs to stop!

    You are right – Idiot Children In Charge!

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