Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Home Schooled Girl Ordered to Attend Public School

This post is a slight departure from the norm on MWC. Normally I try to focus persecuted believers in China, Pakistan, etc. However, today's post will be a little closer to home for some of us.

Amanda Voydatch is a home schooled girl who lives with her mother. Brenda Voydatch, Amanda's mother, has home schooled her daughter since she entered school. Martin Kurowski, who is not a Christian, says his daughter should be removed from homeschool and placed in public school.

The court who looked into the case found that Amanda's mother was using curriculum that exceeds the state review standards. In spite of these findings, since the investigator found that "Amanda appeared to reflect her mother's rigidity on questions of faith" and her "vigorous defense of her religious beliefs to (her) counselor suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view", the judge ordered Amanda to attend public school.

This is a form of persecution. Please pray for Brenda Voydatch and her daughter Amanda as they go through this tough time. The Alliance Defence Fund is working to get Amanda out of public school and back home with the best teacher she could ever have, her mom. Read more at the Persecution Blog.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for speaking up!

Anonymous said...

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