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Now Muslim parents are complaining about flyers for Easter egg hunts

Posted By Eric Owens On 8:30 AM 04/05/2014 In | No Comments


In Dearborn, Mich., home to over 40,000 Americans of Arab descent, some Muslim parents have complained about flyers handed out at public schools advertising an Easter egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church.

The Muslim parents assert that the flyers – emblazoned with the word “Eggstravaganza!” – violate the separation of church and state widely ascribed to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Students at three Dearborn elementary schools received the flyers. A large number of Muslim students attend the schools.

The “Eggstravaganza!” is scheduled to take place on April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn.

The flyer urges students to RSVP “to secure your free spot,” note the Free Press. The associated imagery includes a festive bunny and some eggs.

The event will feature a traditional Easter egg hunt as well as an egg toss and a relay race.

“It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni told the Free Press. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.”

Moughni added that he believes the flyers are “a serious violation of separation of church and state.” Noting that his kids had previously received something about a Halloween event at a church, he said he is worried that Christians are trying to convert Muslim kids through propaganda distributed at public schools.

The Muslim father of two kids, aged 9 and 7, said he would be equally opposed to the distribution of flyers about events at local mosques.

Pastor Neeta Nichols of Cherry Hill Presbyterian noted that the event has absolutely nothing to do with religion.

“It’s designed to be an opportunity to invite the community to come for a day of activity,” she told the Free Press. “There is not a religious component to this event.”

Greg Lipper, a lawyer at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, proclaimed his concern that the flyer is advertising an Easter egg hunt that will occur at a church. In his view, “context matters”—and it matters even more when young kids are involved.

Easter eggs are a symbol many Christians use to celebrate the Christian holiday of Easter. In pagan religions, eggs represented fertility, birth and rebirth. More generally, they symbolize springtime. Kids typically tend to associate Easter eggs with candy and people in rabbit costumes.

For 136 years (as of next week), the president of the United States and his family have hosted the White House Easter Egg Roll. This year, the theme is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” Over 30,000 people will convene on the South Lawn on Monday, April 21 for the festivities.

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Re: Now muslm parents are complaining about flyers for Easter egg hunts
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 07:48:06 AM »
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Greg Lipper, a lawyer at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, proclaimed his concern that the flyer is advertising an Easter egg hunt that will occur at a church. In his view, “context matters”—and it matters even more when young kids are involved.
Perhaps the church has a large yard and adequate parking.

Many times, completely secular music concerts are held at churches. My niece was in the Junior Mendelssohn choir whose concerts were held for many years in a church sanctuary. Apparently, it offered enough seating and good acoustics and there was plenty of parking. Hundreds of people enjoyed those concerts. So I suppose AU would find it objectionable to invite local school children to experience classical vocal music if, heaven forbid, they had to sit in a pew and tangentially be exposed to religious imagery.
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Re: Now muslm parents are complaining about flyers for Easter egg hunts
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 07:56:46 AM »
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Good grief now the sharia lovers are talking the same way Kim Kardashian talks? 


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Re: Now muslm parents are complaining about flyers for Easter egg hunts
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 08:44:37 AM »
"Die-hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I should jump off the cliff with the flag flying-go down in flames. No, if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get ... I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future."

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Re: Now muslm parents are complaining about flyers for Easter egg hunts
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 09:57:29 AM »
Then muslims should never mention Ramadan under any context at public schools.  What's fair is fair, except in islam.
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