Saturday, January 08, 2011

Court-Ordered Atheism

A government bureaucrat in New Hampshire and a court in the state presume to force a child to attend public school because they don't like her strong Christian faith. The arrogance here is mind-boggling. Not only should individuals be fired or impeached, and not only should there be civil harassment suits filed, but there must be criminal charges brought against any who would so flagrantly trample someone's civil rights.

I can think of very little that is more deeply offensive and perverse than some measly, arrogant, power-mad pencil-pusher trying to interfere with a parent's authority and love for her child, especially in an effort to promote statism and atheism.

Court asked to give up control of student's religion
The Supreme Court in New Hampshire today was asked to reverse a lower court decision that ordered a homeschooled student who was "well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level" into a public school because she was too "vigorous" in defense of her Christian faith.

"Parents have a fundamental right to make educational choices for their children," said John Anthony Simmons, an attorney allied with the Alliance Defense Fund.

"Courts can settle disputes, but they cannot legitimately order a child into a government-run school on the basis that her religious views need to be mixed with other views. That's precisely what the lower court admitted it is doing in this case, and that's where our concern lies," Simmons said.
According to court documents, the guardian ad litem earlier had told the mother, "If I want her in public school, she'll be in public school."

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