Tennessee Pastor Greg Locke recently called on students to intentionally fail a history class because it includes a lesson about Islam, which he called "Islamic indoctrination." Locke posted his advice (video below) on his personal Facebook page and on the Parents of Wilson County Schools’ Facebook page.
The class in question is taught at West Wilson Middle School in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, notes RawStory.com.
Locke says in the video:
"And now, there’s 28 pages that they have to learn about Islam and Mohammed and how it all came about and about the Holy Koran and the Five Pillars of Islam and how they pray and when they pray and where they pray and why they pray and about pilgrimages and all of this, and then they say, 'Allah is the only God.'
"Of course, they get around that by saying, 'Well, Allah is just the Arabic word for God, and both Christianity and Islam and Jews all serve the same God.'
"Let me tell you something, that’s a bunch of bunk. We do not serve the same God. And there has been an absolute Islamic invasion and indoctrination of our kids."
Locke complained about a test being given at the school about Islam on Sept. 11, and added:
"You need to tell your kids, 'Take an F for the class.' Because I’d rather fail in man’s class and get an A+ in God’s class. And we need to have some kids that have some character that stand up. Because we do not serve the god of the nation is Islam. We do not serve Allah."
Locke added that he took his kids out of public schools and is now home schooling them.
“No one in any Wilson County School is teaching any indoctrination of Islam or of any world religion for that matter,” Wilson County Schools Director Donna Wright told The Tennessean. “To imply or state otherwise shows a lack of knowledge about the standards used in our schools.”
Wilson County Schools Deputy Director of Academics Monty Wilson wrote on Facebook that different religions: Christianity, Judaism, Muslim, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism and Shinto are taught in sixth, seventh grade and in high school.
However, Locke told The Tennessean, "It’s straight up indoctrination, I’m not backing off that."