|Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-LA)|
It appears that Louisiana Rep. Valarie Hodges (R) just had a most horrifying realization: Republican-sponsored school vouchers might also be used for private schools that endorse religions other than Christianity! Specifically, those dirty, rotten, no-good terrorizin’ Moslems:
A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools has had an epiphany: Muslim schools might start getting taxpayer money!
Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Republican who represents East Baton Rouge and Livingston, now says she wishes she hadn’t voted for the Jindal voucher bill.
“I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools,” Hodges told the Livingston Parish News.
“I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school,” Hodges added.
The newspaper reported that she “mistakenly assumed that ‘religious’ meant ‘Christian.’” […]
“Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion,” Hodges told the News. “We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.”
You mean the government can’t arbitrarily choose to give taxpayer funds to people of one religious conviction, but not another? Say it ain’t so!
Things must be pretty bad when Republicans are willing to risk being forced to treat non-Christians fairly rather than tolerate a publicly funded education system.