Quoting Quiverfull: Denying Homeschooling Causes Riots?

Quoting Quiverfull: Denying Homeschooling Causes Riots? June 9, 2013

by Vaughn Ohlman from Persevero News “The Wrath of God vs Sweden”

The wrath of God has been revealed in Sweden. And as it is in Sweden, I believe it will be in Europe.

Let me be very clear. I am not preaching that the riots and destruction in Sweden are the direct result of any particular unGodly action by the people or leaders in Sweden. Not because it might not be, but because I do not have the prophetic authority to do so.

Indeed, as we read in the gospels and the book of Job, not all calamities do have a direct, sinful precursor to them. Indeed the OT seems to make it the general rule that the precursor to many of God’s punishments is a long, slow, slide into perversion: idolatry, Sodomy, a lack of hospitality…

But Scripture makes it just as clear that a society which rejects God and His commandments will be punished. Indeed one might even say the punishment is organic: that disobeying God’s commands brings its own punishment. A society which does not punish murder will experience more murders. A society which punishes righteousness will experience the fruits of unrighteousness.

The point of this article is that, while God may or may not be directly punishment, I don’t believe anyone in Sweden can deny that they deserve such punishment.

First of all, of course, we all do. Sin, and all that.

But, more specifically, Sweden has become a dramatically unGodly place. Child-murder is rampant, fornication isn’t even seen as a moral issue anymore, church attendance is down and true belief is practically non-existant…

But, even more specifically, there is a very specific issue where Sweden, specificaly, has violated the Word of God in a deliberate and defiant manner. The government of Sweden, seemingly with no particular objection from the people, has kidnapped a young boy from his family.

From the HSLDA press release on the issue:

Domenic_175In a perfunctory order the Swedish Supreme Court rejected a desperate appeal by Christer and Annie Johansson, parents of Dominic Johansson, who was torn from his parents while minutes from take-off on an international flight as the family prepared to move to India. There were no pending criminal or civil charges at the time.
By rejecting the appeal, the court upholds an appeals court ruling that effectively terminated the parental rights of Christer and Annie Johansson. United States courts have called the termination of parental rights the family court equivalent of the death penalty.

The family had previously won a District Court judgment in June 2012. After three days of testimony that court agreed that the parents were suitable and ruled that parental rights should not be terminated.

New Evidence

According to family attorney Ruby Harold-Claesson, however, when the Social Services agency appealed they were permitted to introduce their own new psychiatric expert while the appeals court refused a request by the family to provide additional testimony and an impartial psychiatric evaluation of the child.

Based on this new evidence, the court of appeals reached a decision that was diametrically opposite that of the district court, a situation, Harrold-Claesson said, that normally prompts the Supreme Court to hear an appeal.

“It’s obvious that they haven’t even read the appeal,” Harold-Claesson told HSLDA.

“I had hoped something would change with this case, but sadly this is more of the same inhuman treatment from a ruthless system that has no regard for the rights of parents and children to be together. The court doesn’t seem to even notice how the state was permitted to introduce new evidence in the court of appeals but the Johanssons were not. In the Swedish system it seems as if individuals have no rights when they oppose the ‘almighty state’.”

(Editor’s Note: If you are unfamiliar with the Johansson case here is an unbiased look from Wikipedia and here’s the HSLDA’s accounting of the case. BTW HSLDA everyone is still awaiting an apology for your defense of child-abusing homeschooling parents. Any time now would be good.)

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Saraquill

    I do not like this man’s idea of G-d. It’s all right not to be bothered by murders, but once a single child is taken into state custody, wrath spews forth? Priorities seem skewed.