I'm creating this thread to vent/see if anyone else has been in this situation. I am VERY careful to teach religion to my students, because I know how controversial it can be. I make sure to preface every religion lesson by telling students that I am in no way telling them how to believe or giving them my opinions, I am just stating the facts. I think I present the information in a pretty non-bias way. Well, last week we had 2 days of school because of snow/cold days. I taught about Islam (which is a state standard) in those two days, where the students had to read a brief article about the religion, and then we debriefed on it together in detail. I thought it went pretty well, and most kids seemed pretty interested. I get a call today from the Curriculum Director and the Superintendent saying that a parent has called central office complaining that I am only teaching about Islam, and not Christianity (I taught two lessons about Christianity at the beginning of the year.) They even called the MAYOR of the city about this, and posted several hateful messages about my class and Muslims on Facebook. I have NEVER had a complaint about teaching any religion, and I work at a pretty rural school. This was my biggest fear with teaching religion, and it has finally come true. Luckily, the admin is 1000% on my side and think this whole thing is a bit silly. It's just mind-blowing that I can work so hard to make the lesson non-bias, and still have this happen. It seems like if you just say the word "Islam" some people are up in arms.