Court Rules Against Texas Parents Who Stopped Homeschooling Their Nine Kids Because “They Were Going To Be Raptured”

One of the biggest concerns I have about the Christian homeschooling movement is that its proponents usually oppose any form of regulation. They don’t want anyone checking up on parents to make sure they’re doing the bare minimum necessary to educate their children, a stance that allows neglectful parents to slip through the cracks.

Michael McIntyre and Laura McIntyre are perfect examples of what I’m talking about. In 2004, they removed all nine of their children from a private school so they could be homeschooled. But Michael’s brother Tracy said he “never observed the children pursuing traditional schoolwork” when they were supposed to be learning.

The reason?

Tracy overhead one of the McIntyre children tell a cousin that they did not need to do schoolwork because they were going to be raptured.


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Tennessee Governor Proclaims Today as “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Tennessee”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared today a “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Tennessee,” which may literally be the least helpful way to help students across the state.

The proclamation, signed a few days ago at the request of the Christian group First Priority, declares that prayer is the solution to some of the biggest problems students face:



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Once Again, Florida County School Board Candidates Grilled on Their Religious Beliefs

Remember how, last week, there was a forum for candidates running for seats on the School Board of Highlands County (in Florida)? The five candidates from District 5 all answered questions at the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church… because that’s where public education should be debated.

This week, they held the forum for candidates from District 1. And guess what? Once again, the focus was on their religious credentials:

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Vassar College Ranked Least Religious College in America by the Princeton Review

The Princeton Review just released its 2014-2015 annual college rankings in a variety of categories, and when it comes to the least religious students in the country, Vassar (below) takes the top spot.

Here’s where the schools rank:

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If You Want to Learn About Atheists, Don’t Watch the Movie God’s Not Dead

Neil Carter, who’s blogging at Patheos now, offers a helpful (and highly snarky) list of the take-away messages he got from God’s Not Dead, the awful movie about a Christian student and his atheist professor:



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