Thursday, October 31, 2013

Judge threatens homeschooling parents

by Bob Unruh
October 29, 2013
The parents of four homeschooled children forcibly removed from their home by police armed with a battering ram have now been threatened by a judge with criminal sanctions if they move forward on a plan to move out of Germany.
As WND reported at the end of August the children, ages 7 to 14, were forcibly taken from their Darmstadt, Germany, home by law-enforcement authorities who told parents Dirk and Petra Wunderlich they wouldn’t see the children again soon.
The children were returned to their home three weeks later after the parents, given no choice by the federal bureaucracy in Germany, agreed to allow their kids into public schools despite their objection to the decadent social and religious instructions present there.
Since then the family has considered its alternatives, including emigrating from Germany where authorities stand today on a Nazi-era law banning homeschooling to a friendlier nation.
However, according to a report from the Home School Legal Defense Association, which has been working on behalf of the Wunderlich family, a judge slammed that door.
The organization reported a judge who has a hearing scheduled in December for the family “said he won’t let the family emigrate to other European countries where homeschooling is legal.”