Home School Legal Defense Association Accused of Protecting Child Abusers
By Napp Nazworth
Christian Post Reporter
May 10, 2013|7:44 am
Libby Anne, a blogger for the atheist channel of Patheos, has accused the Home School Legal Defense Association of protecting child abusers. HSLDA has responded that it does not condone nor defend child abuse and has only been concerned with legal issues regarding homeschooling.
Some child abusers, Anne says, use homeschooling as a way to cover up their crimes. By keeping their kids out of schools, they are able to avoid monitoring by other adults who might detect a problem.
Broad-broom hysterical slanderous @#$% like this have been hurled at homeschoolers for many years. This writer cites three supposed examples, two entirely wrongly and the other in which HSLDA represented the family on an issue other than their abuse (or alleged abuse). Guess what? HSLDA could have cited 100s or 1000s of cases in which they represented homeschooling families who were falsely accused. IMO, they should have done a data dump of several hundred citations of cases they’ve handled onto her blog and asked if she needed more research material! To be blunt - but not broom-paint - this (slanderous accusations against religious people doing valuable service in the community) is typical of a certain noisy subset of atheists. These noisy obnoxoids are giving atheists generally a bad name!