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    Filed at 4:33 am under by dcobranchi

    Being given a couple months to leave the country is not the same thing as being deported. It’s “reaching a resolution.”

    A resolution has been reached that will allow a homeschooling family of missionaries from the United States to continue their work planting new Christian churches across Europe, although they won’t be allowed to remain in Germany, according to a human rights group working on the case of the family of Clint Robinson.

    German officials had ordered the family deported because they chose to homeschool their children, which is not allowed in that nation, but officials with the International Human Rights Group now have told WND a resolution has been reached.

    “What they’ve done is this: they’ve given the family a quasi-legal status. They don’t have a visa as they would typically, but they have an assurance they can stay until the end of the year and homeschool, and they’re not going to have a black mark on their record,” said IHRG spokesman Joel Thornton.

    These missionaries were idiots. They knew going in that homeschooling is illegal in Germany and yet they went in without trying to hide it or even be subtle about it. Educrats can and do overlook these kinds of things when addressing them is more trouble than ignoring them. But they can’t ignore blatant shove-their-noses-in-it disregard for the law.

    WND can spin all they want to, but these folks got kicked out for just being dumb.

    One Response to “NICE SPIN”


    Comment by
    Toni
    April 11th, 2008
    at 9:29 am

    “Educrats can and do overlook these kinds of things when addressing them is more trouble than ignoring them. But they can’t ignore blatant shove-their-noses-in-it disregard for the law.”

    Now, that line reminds minds me of a similar battle of wills going on right here under our noses, in NC. I’d blogged about Grace Academy (in Matthews) and homeschoolers’ woes here:

    nc-hom...t.html
    and nc-hom...d.html