Public School Board Forces Homeschoolers to Defend Their Religious Beliefs!

The Bible teaches that we, as Christians, should be ready to defend the things that we believe whenever we might happen to be called upon to do so. But most American parents (myself included) never considered that our children might have to do defend our faith before our own government! And as children, no less…

But that is what things seem to have come to in Goochland County, Virginia.

A new policy passed by the Goochland County School Board in Goochland , Virginia requires children aged 14 and up who’d like to be homeschooled to provide a statement to the school system about their religious beliefs. The board further reserves the right to call the children before the board for a hearing – a hearing that would seemingly be called to “judge” the student’s religious exemption requests.

Homeschool dad Kevin Hoeft sounded horrified when considering how the policy might actually play out, “For a 14-year-old to be threatened to have to come before the school board to explain or justify his or her religious beliefs?” It certainly seems beyond the pale to think that our government might force children to defend their religious beliefs simply because they choose to be homeschooled.

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