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House Approves Bill that Would Provide Asylum in US for Homeschooling Families

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Published on: March 12, 2015

It is rare to hear of the federal government actually making decisions that make sense. It is even stranger to find that they are possibly going to be giving refuge for those who are persecuted for their educational preferences. This could soon be a law.

Christian News reports:

A House panel has approved a bill that—among other asylum and immigration concerns—would grant foreign homeschooling families asylum in the U.S. if they face persecution in their native country for opting to teach their children at home.

Until now, there was the chance, if not the probability, that families who came to the U.S. to escape persecution would be deported. If these families were leaving a country that made homeschooling illegal, they would have no grounds for staying in America. That now might change.

The report continues:

HR 1153, approved 17-13 in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, was inspired in part by the story of Ewe and Hannelore Romeike, who were under threat of deportation by American officials after they fled their homeland of Germany where homeschooling is illegal.

So, while our president seeks to make the illegal actions of people, seeking only economic advantage, into legal citizens, the House may actually do something to improve liberty. We might be a country flocked to by those seeking refuge; people who believe that it is their duty to teach their children.

Many fail to see the indoctrination that occurs in our public schools. They do not see that the teaching of any subject with the absence of God is to teach there is no God. If the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, one must be first taught the fear of the Lord before they can truly understand any subject rightly; and that there is no such thing allowed by Christ as a neutral position.  For this reason, many have wrongly interpreted the facts of science and ignore the facts of history.

People, like the Romeikes, will now have a chance to live here and raise their children according to their convictions. Their fight has not been widely publicized.

Christian News adds:

The Romeikes had been battling the matter in the courts for several years while continuing to raise their six children in rural Tennessee. The Romeike family fled to the United States in 2008 after German authorities demanded that they stop homeschooling in violation of national law.

If this bill passes the House and Senate, there will still be the obstacle of Obama, but there might be the possibility of a friendlier administration by the time the bill makes it to that desk. We can only pray.


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