Germany: Still National Socialists
A German family has been subject to threats from the National Socialist government of Germany, because they're trying to homeschool their children. The family wants to raise their own children, to oversee their sex education, and protect them from the occult (hmm, I wonder why they'd be worried about sex-education in sexually deviant Germany). Specifically, the government has levied fines on them, frozen their bank accounts, and even threatened to sell their house. The German government is even tyring to steal their children from them. Sound familiar? That's because it is a preserved remnant of Hitler's regime:
Melissa had fallen behind in math and Latin and was being tutored at home. When school officials in Germany, where homeschooling was banned during Adolf Hitler's reign of power, found out, she was expelled. School officials then took her to court, obtaining a court order requiring she be committed to a psychiatric ward because of her "school phobia."
German gestopo officers have even brought children from their homes to public schools. When families objected to this, the government's response: "In order to avoid this in future, the education authority is...look[ing] for possibilities to bring the religious convictions of the family into line with the unalterable school attendance requirement.". Yes, the German government seeks to forcibly alter the religious convictions of families, to bring them in line. In the case of the family in question:
In Melissa's case, the local Youth Welfare Office arrived at the family home with about 15 uniformed police officers to take her into custody. They had in hand a court order allowing them to take her into custody, "if necessary by force."
The family is asking for the prayers of fellow Christians, and appreciates support from anyone. They have received numerous letters of support.