The Left are growing increasingly hostile toward religion.
That is especially true of Christianity.
And one school is paying the price after this Christian student was forced to do something that will leave you in stunned silence.
Mariyah Green, a former Chicago public school student, won a $150,000 lawsuit after she was forced to pray to a Hindu god in school.
During a mandated “Quiet Time,” Green was told to bow her head and meditate before a pagan idol.
Green told Fox News, “I’m a very strong Christian…Like, I’m in school right now, why is we learning how to meditate in this way? I just knew it wasn’t right. So that’s what made me take the initiative and go home to tell my parent and my auntie, who was my pastor at the time, that I didn’t feel comfortable with what they was enforcing on me at school…The only time I kneel was when I was at the altar at church when I’m praying and I’m kneeling down for God because that was a way that we was taught, but not the kneeling to that idol. It was inappropriate.”
According to Green, students were told not to tell anyone else their mantras because it would render them less effective.
The district said in a statement that what “[Chicago Public Schools] used was Quiet Time — a meditation-based social-emotional learning tool… which develops programs to serve populations dealing with violence and trauma.”
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is arguably just as pernicious as diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) training, but parents are not yet aware of it.
Schools use SEL to emotionally manipulate students in order to achieve similar goals of indoctrination as DEI.
The organization behind SEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), claims that the program “can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.”
Green said that the students were told the mantras were “meaningless words,” but she looked them up and discovered they were “the names of Hindu Gods.”
Green explained, “Some kids…[are] put in a situation where we can be manipulated…Because who knows what the chant could have meant and what I was putting in my mind, and [then] channel into myself or, you know, my life. So you just gotta be careful because…the devil will come in different ways.”
This isn’t the first time students were encouraged to pray to pagan gods.
In California, ethnic studies educator R. Tolteka Cuauhtin attempted to shoehorn in prayer to Aztec gods into statewide K-12 public school curricula.
The proposal was removed after conservatives discovered it and made a big fuss.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.