Banning Homeschools Teaches Tolerance of Diverse Views, Justice Dept. Argues
Advancing the goal of tolerance in society may require denying parents the right to determine their children's education, the U.S. Justice Department argued in a legal brief for the case of a German homeschooling family seeking asylum.
The Romeikes fled to the United States from Germany when they were faced with heavy fines and the possibility of having their children taken away from them for choosing to homeschool rather than send their children to the German public schools. They chose to homeschool because they believed the public schools were teaching their children lessons antithetical to their evangelical Christian beliefs.
Though they were initially granted asylum by a district judge, an immigration court and the Justice Department has sought to send them back to Germany. In May, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the Justice Department. The Justice Department's June 26 brief...
This German family and all families should teach their children the truth regardless of where they go to school. It seems the stance is, "well, if my kid goes to public school my hands are tied." Nonsense. Parents should be actively involved with their children everyday, teaching them the fundamentals of what is; like the eternal, omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscient God. Teach them all truth comes from God and even if the whole world says no, truth will avail even with one witness. Western Christians need to live their faith out, trusting God and not fear illegitimate laws and crowing of mere men.