Good old Ken Paxton. He’s so concerned about the separation of church and state… except when it pertains to christianity. When it came to Kim Davis and police cars sporting “In God We Trust” on their bumpers, he was cool with that.
Muslims? Eh, not so much.
The Frisco Independent School District currently allows Liberty High School Muslim students to use an empty classroom for their afternoon prayers. Other students are free to meditate in there during that time, too. It’s basically the best way to accommodate religious students without violating any rules (since no one’s getting special treatment). It’s also a win for the school since the alternative used to be that Muslim students left school for an hour to visit a local mosque. They don’t have to do that anymore.
Sounds reasonable, right? Not to Paxton:
… Other practices at Liberty High School, however, raise concerns. Reports from Liberty’s news site indicate that the prayer room is not available to students of all faiths. Instead, it appears that the prayer room is “dedicated to the religious needs of some students” — namely, those who practice Islam…
Actually, that’s not true. Anyone can use that room. It’s just that Paxton is trying to soil himself over the idea of “them thar durty Moos-lems” actually practicing their religion. If these students were christian, he’d have zero problem with this.
I’d say I was shocked by all this, but then again I’d be lying. It’s just SOP for these guys: “It’s okay to shove my religion down everyone’s throat but if someone else has a different religion I don’t wanna see it.” Typical, as always.