|"Oh thank God, now I don't have to finish my homework."|
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.
At issue: Where do religious liberty and parental rights to educate one's own children stop and obligations to ensure home-schooled students ever actually learn something begin?
Well the woman has a point.
After all if she teaches her children facts, they may not be so easily manipulated by her iron age superstitious nonsense.
People have literally been waiting for the return of Jesus Christ for over two thousand years. Putting their lives on hold, terrifying their children with stories of the Rapture, ignoring Climate Change, and refusing to learn anything that might refute their faith that this life is nothing except a stepping stone to the eternal life which awaits them.
This is child abuse, plain and simple.