Thursday, March 06, 2008

Door. Ass. Way Out.


Glenn and Kathleen, a Sacramento-area couple who requested that their last name not be used for fear of prosecution, home school their 9-year-old son Hunter because their Christian beliefs would be contradicted in a public school setting, Glenn said. He is troubled by the idea that his son would be exposed to teachings about evolution, homosexuality, same-sex marriage and sex education.

"I want to have control over what goes in my son's head, not what's put in there by people who might be on the far left who have their own ideas about indoctrinating kids," he said.

If the ruling takes effect, Glenn vowed to move his family out of state. "If I can't home school my son in California, we're going to have to end up leaving California. That's how important it is to me."

Glenn's talking about a February 28 ruling from a California appellate court which correctly interpreted California's statutes and held that not just any moron can homeschool his or her kid. I don't care what tripe Glenn and Kathleen want to fill Hunter's brain with. But as long as they're going to do it, Kentucky seems like a good place for them to do it in.

Have a safe trip!

And that goes double for whiners like Phillip Long, who "said he believes the ruling stems from hostility against Christians and vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court. 'I have sincerely held religious beliefs,' .... 'Public schools conflict with that.'" Of course, the ruling has nothing to do with religious beliefs. Phil can send his kids to a religious school which teaches whatever crap he sincerely believes (and there are many hundreds of them in the Golden State), or he can get the required credential himself. The law applies equally to people of all faiths and people of no faith. But Phil's too stupid to understand that.

The article strongly suggests that the credentialing law isn't enforced that strenuously, and that the county may have other issues concerning the Longs' fitness as parents. Fundies would be well advised to investigate those matters a bit more before crucifying themselves on this particular Golgotha.

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