Crossposted from The Fallen World.
One would think the underlying reason is of course that the mother is not providing a proper education causing the child to fall behind other children in her age group. Apparently that is not the case since the court order states she is “well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising, and intellectually at or superior to grade level” and that “it is clear that the home schooling…has more than kept up with the academic requirements of the…public school system”. So that’s not it. Her education is excelling.
Maybe it’s the new liberal mantra about children not being able to interact with other children because of their sheltered lives. Again, this would not seem to pass muster since she attends the local public school to take art, Spanish, and gym classes. The public school instructors have also commented that she is well rounded in her social skill.
No. It seems the reason the reason this child was ordered into the public option to quote Marital Master Michael Garner, “vigorous defense of her religious beliefs to [her] counselor suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view.” Digest that for a minute.
What this appears to say is, we as Christian parents have to allow our children to consider other religious points of view without a vigorous defense of our Christian beliefs or risk government intervention? And the best way to prevent our Christian beliefs from being passed to our children is by enrolling them in public schools.