This happened shortly after the shootings in San Bernardino. Parents began voicing concern for the safety of their children. Would such a sign invite a backlash?
Frankly I was stunned. How could that be? This is a progressive thinking area of the country.
I understand that I would not be able to put up a sign advertising a Christian school in an Islamic controlled country. I get that. However, America is not controlled by religion. America offers freedom of religion.
Next I wondered what I would do if I were younger and had a child I wanted to enroll in a Montessori school? Would I enroll my child in this school where they would learn Arabic and time would be taken for Islamic prayers? Likely not.
What if I were Baptist, would I enroll my child in a Catholic school to be exposed to Catholic instruction? If I were Catholic would I enroll my child in a Baptist school knowing the child would be required to attend chapel services? Likely not.
I'll take care of my child's faith instruction. That's too important to leave to others. I would prefer there be no religion affiliated schools for children in their formative years. That should be done by parents.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. That doesn't mean I'm not sad these parents in my community felt it necessary to remove the sign bearing a religious symbol and the word Islamic from their school.