My suspicions are turning out to be true according to this recent article. Notice particularly the quote from a UCLA law professor. Now, I’m not given to agreement often with UCLA lawyers, but I think this fellow has a valid point about which we all–especially Christians–should be concerned. Here’s the quote:
, a , said courts have generally held that a parent’s belief system cannot, in itself, justify a child’s removal. He said, for example, that a parent might teach his child that smoking marijuana is acceptable, but only when he helps the child buy pot does he cross the line.
So, we agree that those who prove guilty of sexual abuse or crimes against children ought to be punished, but we are on dangerous grounds when we punish “indoctrination.” Who is able to judge and punish doctrine? Let us hope it isn’t the state of Texas who takes on that role.