Lawmakers Attend Town Hall On Islam In Textbooks

Posted at 10:47 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 23:47:52-05

Dozens of people including several lawmakers gathered at a town hall meeting in Williamson County to discuss religion in school.

The meeting focused on educating the community and discussing concerns surrounding the teaching of Islam in Tennessee textbooks.

Some parents and leaders said the lessons are "pro-Islam” and the content could be too much for young students. 

"The frustration is clearly going to continue. The most frustrating part is that the textbook committee is not going to make a ruling for 5 years so whatever frustration and danger there is in this inaccuracy is gonna continue," said Michael Delgiorno with WWTN.

A similar debate is also playing out in White and Maury Counties. 

Representative Shelia Butt was at tonight's town hall. She's also behind a bill that would prevent the teaching of religious doctrine in Tennessee schools until at least the 10th grade.