A German family recently given permission to live in the US claims that a homeschooling ban was forcing an "ideological uniformity" and an "anti-Christian worldview" onto their kids. The court decision is being welcomed by Christian fundamentalists.
The Home School Legal Defense Association, an evangelical Christian lobbying group, said Tuesday night that Uwe and Hannelore Romeike had been granted political asylum by a Memphis court. Judge Lawrence Burman cited human rights in his decision.
"We can´t expect every country to follow our constitution," he said, adding that homeschoolers are "a particular social group that the German government is trying to suppress" and that there is a "a well-founded fear of persecution" in the Romeikes.