Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, doesn’t believe the United States should apply a religious test to foreigners wanting to migrate to America, but he sends his kids to a school which screens out Muslims.
After the terrorist attack in Paris, at least 31 states have declared they will not accept Syrian refugees, and Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country until America creates a better vetting process.
House Speaker Paul Ryan responded that it is “not appropriate” to have a “religious test” or to consider the religious beliefs of refugees seeking admission into the country.
According to exit polls, seven out of ten Wisconsin Republican voters support Trump’s plan – but not Paul Ryan. Trump’s proposal “is not what this party stands for. And more importantly, it’s not what this country stands for,” Ryan said in December.
Meanwhile, Paul Ryan sends his children to a Catholic school which clearly uses a “religious test” as it carefully screens applicants in the admissions procedures.
Breitbart News announced they have reached out to the school as a prospective applicant, and obtained a copy of the registration documents. The application specifically asks about the student’s religious background and affiliation. If the applicant is a baptized member of that particular parish, a tuition discount is offered.
The application asks if the student has been baptized, and attends mass obligations. Does the family offer financial support of at least $800 per year, and do they provide volunteer service to the parish?
For non-member students, the cost of tuition is higher – a minimum of $4,900. Members pay about $2,200 less, and get free kindergarten as an incentive.
The contract clearly states that tuition is considered “an investment in the Catholic education of my child.” Non-Catholic students must participate in all the school’s religious activities, which include religious instruction as well. A letter from the principal explains that “religion is infused into everything we do, say and teach.”
The school’s website explains that the school is primarily for the members’ families, and non-members are allowed “as space allows.”
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IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT LANDS BUSINESS IN TROUBLE WITH LAW