I was saddened, yet glad to see the article in Yahoo headlines a few hours ago about the German family who has sought asylum (I can hardly believe I'm typing that) in the United States. It's frightening to know of countries hostile toward parental rights, but I am glad for the attention this headline created in the popular search engine. Since I don't watch televised news, I wonder if this will be a major story tonight...? Does the American public know what's going on in Europe?
Annie and her son, Dominic Johansson
In December I learned about the Johansson family and was stunned to learn that their 7-year old child had been taken into state custody just as the family was on an airplane, bound for India - the home country of the mother. Their crime? homeschooling their child.
Looking for updates on this story today, I was sickened to read that this young boy, since December, remains in state custody and the parents are living a nightmare. I may not be so shocked if this was happening in a restricted or otherwise communist nation ~ but Sweden? Our friends in justice & freedom?
Read the latest here:
The parents have been restricted from access to their son for months now - being allowed only a 60 min. visit every 5th week; my heart is torn for the torment these parents are suffering. The article above includes a website and what we may do to help these people.