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Exclusive: Teacher calls parent a ‘neo-nazi’ after he challenged indoctrination

November 3, 2013

Josh Barry, the parent of an eighth grader at the East Pennsboro Area School District in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, told the Examiner that an assignment his eldest daughter brought home from school was clear political indoctrination.

After expressing his concerns to the school, a teacher he had never met contacted a mutual friend from Facebook and spoke disparagingly about the dedicated dad.

It all started when Barry, a vigilant parent, reviewed his daughter’s paperwork and was shocked to see a highly political assignment citing a New York Times article that blamed the Republicans for the government “shutdown,” along with a worksheet that accompanied the article.

The worksheet asked in part,

“Whom do you hold most responsible for the government shutdown?”

and,

“Do you feel it is principled or irresponsible, for politicians to threaten a shutdown?”

Josh said,

“I was immediately disturbed by the slanted view on the topic as well as the amount of information that was left out of the article that was relevant to the discussion.”

Mr. Barry contacted his daughter’s American History teacher via email, and copied the school board.

He wrote in part,

“It is safe to say I am less than pleased with your non objective approach to education when it pertains to current political discussions in the classroom….Questions on your worksheet are pre-loaded with politically ideology and pre-loaded with incorrect premises.”

The American History teacher, Darin Yoder, responded in part,

“…The objective was not to promote any political agenda but to work on non-fiction reading skills. The article we used was a non-fiction article from the New York Times. The no-fiction [sic] skills were apparent in the article and the lesson. We allowed all students to share what they know about the government…”

After this dad responded to Mr. Yoder, the principal, Mr. Andrejack contacted Mr. Barry to schedule an appointment to discuss the situation. The principal said in part to Mr. Barry,

“As a parent myself who raised 4 boys, I take great offense to what you said.”

Clearly, the principal was not happy. But at least they were working on a solution.

Enter teacher Cydnee Cohen, who never met or spoke with Mr. Barry, but works at his daughter’s school. She is a mutual friend of one of Josh’s Facebook friends, and contacted the friend to presumably get information about Mr. Barry.

Ms. Cohen left a voicemail (click on the video to hear the voicemail) that said in part,

“We’re having some problems with a parent in our school district and on his page you are one of his friends…but I would like to know, some of it seems like he is a neo-nazi…call me…”

The mutual friend sent a text (see screenshot) to Cohen, saying that Josh is the “furthest thing” from a neo-nazi, as he is Jewish. Cohen responded, “he is tea party right wing!”

Barry told the Examiner that he is perplexed why Cohen would call him a neo nazi, but speculated that with the political atmosphere, many have a kneejerk reaction to those who believe in limited government and fiscal responsibility.

Mr. Barry’s speculation is not without merit, as President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and many others have made inaccurate and denigrating comments aimed at the Tea Party.

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Contrast Barack Obama’s Quotes About Islam With His Quotes About Christianity

Contrast Barack Obama’s Quotes About Islam With His Quotes About Christianity

September  28, 2013 by  of FREEDOM OUTPOST

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“You are about to read some of the most shocking quotes that Barack Obama has  ever uttered in public.  A few of these have been widely circulated, but most  of  them are very obscure.  Even though he claims to be a Christian, throughout  his  political career Obama has repeatedly attacked traditional Biblical  Christianity  and he has a very long  history of anti-Christian actions.  In public speeches he has repeatedly  cast doubt on the Bible, he has repeatedly stated that he does not believe that  Jesus is necessary for salvation, and he has consistently said that he believes  that all “people of faith” believe in the same God.  At the same time, Obama  has  always referred to Muhammed as “the Prophet”, he has always expressed great  love  and respect for Islam, and he has even removed  all references to Islam from terror training materials used by federal  government agencies.  So what in the world does “the leader of the free world”   actually believe?  Read the quotes below and decide for yourself…

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2 “The  sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so  much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

#6 “Islam has always been part of America

#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in  Muslim communities”

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s  role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human  beings.”

#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead,  they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance  and  the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an  important part of promoting peace.”

#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it  was first revealed”

#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the  forefront of innovation and education.”

#14 “throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the  possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for  great diversity and racial equality”

#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and  we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one  another.’”

#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White  House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and  factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim  innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped  unlock the secrets of our universe.”

#19 “That experience guides my conviction that  partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what  it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the  United  States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they  appear.”

#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part  of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian  nation.”

#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?  Should we go with  Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an  abomination?  Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your  child  if he strays from the faith?”

#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural  edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in  Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more  culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of  Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage  nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious  leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they  should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of  Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil  union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital  visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are  of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that  considers  an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than  the Sermon on  the Mount.”

#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of  alignment with my values.”

#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died  for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep  coming to church, would they.”

#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow  Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion,  including  Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and  prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people  haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to  hell.”

#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would  consign four-fifths of the world to hell.  I can’t imagine that my God would  allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian  faith to somehow burn for all eternity.  That’s just not part of my religious  makeup.”

#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very  strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter,  the  aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some  evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced  Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke  God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is  accessible to people of all faiths.”

#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that  controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns  in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced  them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush  Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these  communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising  then  they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who  aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way  to  explain their frustrations.”

#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf  alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she  dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto  shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

#18 “we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own  path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our  own”

#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of  Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the  Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it  to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and  Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully  together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when  Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer.   (Applause.)”

#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief  that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a  people.”

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