I am so glad I live in a country of freedom. I know we as a nation are struggling with some issues as to whether the government should regulate and manage things, but we are free to own property and raise our children in the ways of the Lord.
Get ready to be shocked.
A 10-year-old homeschool girl described as ‘well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level’ has been told by a New Hampshire court official to attend a government school because she was too ‘vigorous’ in defense of her Christian faith.
Let me get this straight …
A young girl is being forced to go to public school instead of homeschooling because she loves God and is proud of it.
Is that what I’m hearing here?
The decision from Marital Master Michael Garner reasoned that the girl’s ‘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.’
Freedom of religion DOES NOT mean that you can tell me and my family what to believe in. I thought that was obvious. Are they thinking it means they can force me to consider other cults and religions?
“As for me and my house we will serve the Lord”, Joshua 24:15 (in case you missed it along the way)
Once I was talking with a friend of mine about opinions and beliefs when he said, “well, you wouldn’t want to be around a bunch of people who think like yourself.”
Well … yes I would.
Just because we have differing opinions, our basic foundations should be very closely tied. I’m not saying that every friend and associate and even some family members at times won’t be from the other side of the tracks, but we do want our closest relations (family especially) to be like minded.
You know … steel sharpens steel.
Now, let’s get back to the specific issue:
If my 10-year-old daughter hasn’t been exposed to other religions, I have committed no crime, and a court of the United States of America should not have the right to tell me to introduce her to cult religions and “I’m OK, you’re OK” kinds of thinking.
That is all for when she is over the age of 18 and can LEGALLY make independent decisions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Is the government going to tell me what medical treatment I need, too? I guess we’d better not go there…
Is the government going to tell me I have to try homosexuality because I haven’t been given the opportunity to seriously consider it?
What about my job, my diet, my patriotism? Am I now not allowed to be driven and focused? Is dedication to a cause going to be illegal now?
I guess this is the next step from a society that is promoting “trial marriages” as the answer to high divorce rates and abortion as the answer to promiscuous sex.
The thought of letting my kids “explore other religious options” is not even something I have ever considered. Even for non-Christians I don’t think the idea is to go out and explore the options. And especially when a young child without the complete understanding of the consequences of the choices made might be lead astray.
Marital Master Michael Garner and Judge Lucinda V. Sadler, the key instigators of this decision, need to consider a swap option:
How would they like it if I took a child from a “too liberal” household out of public school for a year to explore my Christian values and lifestyle?