RUSH: Patrick in Buffalo, you’re next on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Yeah, I need some help from a brilliant mind, Rush.
RUSH: Well, you’ve happened to call the right place.
CALLER: I’m trying to find out how I should deal with the education system here in New York.
CALLER: When they schedule a field trip to a mosque for sixth grade children under the guise of diversity and broader understanding. They gave us a two-day notice on this field trip. You get the notice on June 4th for a June 6th field trip so that we didn’t react.
RUSH: Wait. The field trip was yesterday then?
CALLER: Yeah. It already happened. But I’m just trying to figure out, you know, because they want to do this every year. I’m just like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening here. What happened to the separation of church and state?’ In our school, you’re not allowed to have Christmas, Easter, or Halloween acknowledged at all in the school.
RUSH: This is absurd. They’d never do a field trip to a Catholic church.
CALLER: Yeah, this is to a mosque and to the Hindu center. And we do have Muslim children there. I’d like to know when they’re going to the church. I don’t understand how you’re supposed to deal with this. They have all this, ‘Well, you know, we need to be diverse. There’s so many Catholics so we don’t need to worry about going to church because you already know what that’s like.’ That doesn’t even make sense.
RUSH: How old is your child?
CALLER: He’s in sixth grade. That’s 12 years old.
RUSH: Twelve years old. Did he tell you what went on there?
CALLER: Oh, no, he didn’t go. I wasn’t allowing him to go to that. I absolutely thought that was wrong.
RUSH: Oh, oh, oh, oh, I misunderstood. I thought he did go, and you didn’t find out early enough to stop it.
CALLER: No, that’s what they tried to do. The school tried to give you a two-day notice that there’s a field trip. That never happens, either, by the way. All parents get a two-week, usually three-week notice on a field trip. This one was rifled through on purpose. We looked at the sign-off sheet; it was dated April 20th, so this was scheduled April 20th. And then on June 4th they give us notice, just so we didn’t say anything. This was all so intentional and very frustrating as a parent, because to me this is an indoctrination of your children.
RUSH: Yeah, this is a huge, huge problem. How many other parents did not let their kids go?
CALLER: It got on the radio here. I haven’t got a count yet. They just went back to school today. So we’re trying to figure that out. But there was one woman that went that talked about this, and she said she went in there, and they said they weren’t going to do anything in the mosque. They actually asked the girls to wear head scarves, by the way. The leader in the Muslim community was reading from the Koran to the children in the mosque on this field trip. And again, if that happened in a church to the Muslim child, the ACLU would be here so fast, and here on this side, we’ve got nothing. I’m asking for your brilliant input because what can you do here? I’m absolutely floored. This is in Hillary’s great land, by the way, of New York.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Look, let me take a break here because if we keep going I’m going to miss it, and I’ve got a couple segments left and one will be real short if I don’t, so can you hang on?
RUSH: All right, we’ll be back and continue this.
RUSH: We go back to Patrick in Buffalo, New York. Are you afraid that this is going to become a regular field trip every year?
CALLER: Yeah, absolutely.
RUSH: All right. There’s two ways of going about this. The first one you may not like, but it’s just a suggestion. And that is, next time let your kid go. You are his parent, and you have the ability to teach him critical thinking.
RUSH: I know your fears —
CALLER: I don’t really have a fear. It’s not a fear of this. I’m just upset at the one-sidedness, the double standard created.
RUSH: Well, that’s the other thing. The thing you have to work out with the school is, ‘Look, if you’re going to do this, then you have to take these kids –‘ it’s like showing the stupid Gore movie. If you’re going to do this, and parents have succeeded in this, getting it stopped, if you’re going to do this, you’ve gotta show the other side, because it’s a political issue, it’s not science, and don’t try to tell us it is.
RUSH: In this case you’ve got all the arguments on your side and you named them. I rarely say this but I don’t need me on this because you’ve already got it figured out. This is like a separation of church and state issue. You can’t talk Christmas. You can’t tell the Christmas story, Christmas decorations, all these things, nativity scene, can’t put ’em up in public. Now all of a sudden the school has chosen a religion.
CALLER: Yes, they have.
RUSH: The reason they’ve done this, this is just a wild guess, in the first place, they’re libs.
CALLER: Hm-hm. We know.
RUSH: So to them, to prevent another attack, just listen to the way they talk about dealing with our national security. We gotta be nicer to these people; we have to show them we mean them no harm. We have to show them that we don’t think of them as so many Americans have portrayed them to be. We have to show them we do accept that they are the, quote, unquote, ‘religion of peace.’ I think you’ve just got a little fear working here. There could be something more to it than that, too, could be —
CALLER: Well, I get a little upset. You gotta remember, I’m very close to Lackawanna 12. They’re up the road from us here, you know. Are we supposed to forget about that too?
RUSH: You’ve gotta remember, too, there are people in this country who are trying to destroy the traditions and institutions that made it great.
CALLER: Well they’ve done a good job here.
RUSH: They’re going to rebuild it in their own image. They look at these poor people as victims. You have to understand that, and I think showing Gore’s movie and taking this field trip to the mosque are born of the same confused, perverted thought process they have.
CALLER: Oh, it absolutely is.
RUSH: And that is that America is the problem.
CALLER: Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. I totally agree with you. I just, you know, as a parent, you just get so frustrated. It’s like, ‘I don’t care if you’re teaching this, just be fair and teach it all and teach Christianity. If you’re going to do that, teach Christianity,’ and they don’t.
RUSH: But see, that’s the leverage you’ve got to stop this.
RUSH: You have more power than you think here, especially if you get together with the special interest group, Alliance Defense Fund, it’s AllianceDefenseFund.org. Look ’em up on their website. Get somebody like this or take your pick of any of these people to carry the water for you and with you, to demand that if the school is going to do this, that they can’t selectively choose where they’re going to send kids on religious field trips.
CALLER: Okay. Yeah, that’s what I wanted to know, because I don’t ever want to see this again. They danced around this one; they got caught. They only gave us a day to respond.
RUSH: You see, right there, they’re admitting that they know that this is not going to fly with a lot of people, and they know that it’s controversial.
CALLER: Oh, yes.
RUSH: And they’re fully aware why, but they still want to do it, so there’s an agenda in this, and that’s the thing that boils —
CALLER: They openly said it. They said, ‘We need to understand them better.’ How about, ‘They need to understand us?’
RUSH: Right. Exactly. They need to know that we don’t hate them. They need to know that we don’t intend to harm them. They need to know blah, blah, blah.
CALLER: Yeah, exactly.
RUSH: We’re the ones that were minding our own business on 9/11.
CALLER: Yes, we were, and like I said I’m up the street from Lackawanna 12, so it’s a constant reminder here for us that it’s pretty close to home for us.
RUSH: Look, it’s New York state, it’s Buffalo, but it’s still New York state.
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: Look, get a hold of other parents who feel the same as you do. Find a group like the Alliance Defense Fund or some other that you can join with to go talk to the people that run this school and make these decisions.
RUSH: Because the one thing you know is, they’re not going to start scheduling field trips to Jewish temples, Synagogues. They’re not going to go to Catholic churches. They’re not going to do that.
CALLER: They said they couldn’t schedule a church even though there was one within walking distance of the school.
RUSH: They said they couldn’t schedule a church?
CALLER: Yeah, they actually said they couldn’t find the time to schedule a church.
RUSH: Meaning the church wouldn’t open its doors for a school field trip?
CALLER: Yeah, I thought that was a little odd. No armed guards there.
RUSH: That’s a little tough to believe.
CALLER: It was way tough to believe. That’s why this became very frustrating for me.
RUSH: When this kind of stuff happens, I mean you are a parent, and you have not surrendered your child’s mind to the school.
RUSH: But at the same time, what I said to you at first, it’s very important — your son is 12 years old?
RUSH: There’s nothing wrong with teaching critical thinking, and schools are not doing that. They’re more into indoctrinating.
RUSH: So the more somebody is exposed, the more critical thinking about it that can be informed. If you start denying your kid the chance to see this, he’s going to just become more curious about it.
CALLER: Well, I let him listen to all the controversy over it, and he got well informed by listening to this for the last two days all over the news and that, so he’s very well informed at what’s going on.
RUSH: Well, I’m glad you called. I’ve run out of time here. I’m glad you called me about this. Keep us posted on what happens.
CALLER: All right. Thanks a lot.
RUSH: You bet. Thanks, Patrick.