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Only in America: Intolerant of religious tolerance

A world religions class in Tennessee is prevented from visiting a mosque and Hindu temple — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Tennessee high school canceled a field trip to a mosque and a Hindu temple after a parent complained that the world religions class was promoting "Islamic tolerance." Parent Mike Conner said that since Hendersonville High School hadn't visited Christian churches, it was clear they were "pushing" Islam. "We didn’t want to make this about religion — they forced us to," Conner said.