We are from the government and we are here to “help” you.

A recent article that hit the WorldNetDaily newssite is bone chilling to say the least.  They have had articles over the last year or so about homeschooling families in Germany who have had their kids taken away because it violates laws that were put in place by the Nazi party but are still on the books.

Now comes a story from our country about a homeschooler in New Hampshire who is being forced to go to public school because the school disagrees with the worldview that she holds.  According to the article the girl in question, who is 10 years old, is “well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level.”  The problem isn’t her academics however, it is her beliefs:

But during the process of negotiating the terms of the plan, a guardian ad litem appointed to participate concluded the girl “appeared to reflect her mother’s rigidity on questions of faith” and that the girl’s interests “would be best served by exposure to a public school setting” and “different points of view at a time when she must begin to critically evaluate multiple systems of belief … in order to select, as a young adult, which of those systems will best suit her own needs.”

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The marital master hearing the case proposed the Christian girl be ordered into public school after considering “the impact of [her religious] beliefs on her interaction with others.”

Apparently all of those studies about the majority of atheists reaching their decision in their teenage years to turn from faith are far too convincing.  The state is afraid of losing a promising “Dawkins” robot and wants to get her under their control as soon as possible.

I home-school and I am proud to do so.  People often ask us why we home-school and the truth is that there are a lot of reasons.  One of the big ones however is that it gives us the opportunity to insure that our children are well-grounded intellectually to think for themselves and to know what is true from what is false before they are bombarded by the propaganda of a world that wants to confuse truth and falsehood and right and wrong.  You wouldn’t send troops into a battle before they have been through basic training and we aren’t going to send our kids into spiritual warfare on their own(Ephesians 6) before they get their basic training either.

Categories: Christianity, Culture, Discipleship, Freedom, Parenting, Persecution, personal | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “We are from the government and we are here to “help” you.

  1. Scary. I home schooled my kids to a degree. The elementary school was around the corner, very rural, very nice. My brother pastor Bob Sabol was one of the teachers, and kept an eye on the girls at recess. God was Good! Daughter #2 was on the mission field in jr. high. We decided to let her stay as she was a witness. One of her friends from that era is still a friend and was baptized in Dayspring 2 years ago!
    I home schooled Tabitha for most of senior high, and she scored way high on SAT tests. her writing was way above the level of her college peers.
    We fought with the school often. The big on was when thet told Melinda [#2] she could not call me during a problem. She called me, that never happened again. People in that school remember the “old adam” in me, and there was no doubt WW3 would start right up if my daughter did not get a phone call. I told them I would park a fire truck in the front yard and sit on the siren and air horn to get some attention, if need be. They said it was a toll call and against school policy, I said it is an 800 number, call collect, come and get me, bill me, but I am the parent. nuff said.
    Anyway, Scary. The State has growing power.

  2. by the way, divorce is the root here, and in a Christian home.

  3. Will,
    The state has been running more and more amok every day. I have always heard people say that these kind of things could never happen in the USA, but I am sad to see that they are mistaken.

  4. I think I mentioned that my wife just started to home school our high school junior. Granted it’s only day 2, but I tell you, this makes so much sense. The worst decision my wife and I ever made was having him attend public school in the 5th grade when we switched him from Calvary Chapel Christian because we couldn’t afford the tuition any longer. It was nothing sort of disastrous for us and him.

    God-willing this is going to make a difference in his life and get him back on track, rather than keeping the status quo and watching the public school system continue to fail him.

  5. Joe,
    We have homeschooled from the beginning with our first child and have never regretted it a minute. We are going to let him do music at the elementary school this year as an extra-curricular thing.
    The public school used to give a decent education, but that was never the heart and soul of public schooling. In today’s culture and politically correct climate, public school doesn’t stand a chance of educating properly because all of the time will get consumed with other things before learning ever takes place.

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