“The fact that the court talks about the religion of the child and says it thinks the child ought to be in public school because she needs to be socialized shows they have overstepped their authority, which is troubling,” he said. “The court cannot just on its own pull opinions out of the air.
“A lot of single moms are concerned about this case because their ex-husbands could use the home-schooling issue to get back at them as has happened in this case,” he added. “And now 10-year-olds can’t have firm religious convictions?”
Julia Duin is the Times’ religion editor. She has a master’s degree in religion from Trinity School for Ministry (an Episcopal seminary) and has covered the beat for three decades. Before coming to The Washington Times, she worked for five newspapers, including a stint as a religion writer for the Houston Chronicle and a year as city editor at the ...
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