‘Pillars of Islam’ display taken out of context

So public school administrators now must worry about something on a wall being photographed and then uploaded for cultural warriors everywhere to see, misunderstand and condemn. That’s chilling and sad, our Wednesday editorial argues. Someone took a photo of a bulletin board at Wichita’s Minneha Core Knowledge Magnet Elementary School showing the Five Pillars of Islam. The photo was then widely distributed via social media, along with claims that the school had “banned all forms of Christian prayer.” The truth is that, in context, the bulletin board fit perfectly into the core knowledge curriculum’s study of the five major religions of the world – Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. The point was not to promote religion but to serve fourth-grade social studies this fall.