Is that what religious indoctrination of a minor is? It’s a very difficult thing to demonstrate. I have no problem with raising kids to believe. I myself am raising my children godless. We should all try to do what we think is best by our children. But what I am about to relate crosses the boundaries of morality.
Ken Ham thinks that teaching evolution to children is indoctrination into sin. Fuck that guy. At least you’ll never catch an atheist doing this to their kids:
Laura McIntyre began educating her nine children more than a decade ago inside a vacant office at an El Paso motorcycle dealership she ran with her husband and other relatives.
Now the family is embroiled in a legal battle the Texas Supreme Court hears next week that could have broad implications on the nation’s booming home-school ranks. The McIntyres are accused of failing to teach their children educational basics because they were waiting to be transported to heaven with the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Like other Texas home-school families, Laura and her husband Michael McIntyre weren’t required to register with state or local educational officials. They also didn’t have to teach state-approved curriculums or give standardized tests.
But problems began when the dealership’s co-owner and Michael’s twin brother, Tracy, reported never seeing the children reading, working on math, using computers or doing much of anything educational except singing and playing instruments. He said he heard one of them say learning was unnecessary since “they were going to be raptured.”
I don’t have the right words to explain what a tragedy this is. I could release a barrage of bad words, cursing out the mother and father, but really, I’m just stunned and aghast. I am not filled with rage. I am filled with pity for the children whose parents have become monsters in the service of their god.
But the real villain here is Texas, who allows this sort of shit to happen. I’m sorry, but I think homeschooling is a dumb fucking idea. And to make it so easy for a fuckup parent to miseducate their children is unacceptable. The rights of a child to a good education ought to trump the right to “religious liberty”. Your courts had better make this fucking right, or we should just let Mexico reclaim you.