RALEIGH — Home-school advocates from across the country have been contacting Wake court officials to protest a judge’s order requiring a North Raleigh mother to stop home schooling her three children and put them into a public school.

Oh come on!

STFU already…issues arising from a divorce are private issues between a man and a woman, that are difficult (at best) to resolve, at a time when neither party wants to give the other an inch. Throw in a Judge trying to chart the best possible course within the scope of the law, and what you have is chaos.

North Carolina is a no-fault divorce State, so whether Dad screwed around, or Mom spent too much time at Church is irrelevant, this couple wants a divorce, and they are arguing over how the kids will be raised.

The Mom wants to home-school the kids, the Dad wants them in public school…that’s the entire argument in a nutshell.

The argument isn’t automatically won by either the Mom, or her Church; neither her Church or any of those busy-bodies described in the article as “home-school advocates” should have an ounce of impact, or a voice, in the outcome of this case. The only relevant factors are the father, the mother, and the law.

Mom says: “My teaching is strictly out of the Bible, and it’s very clear. It is very evident so I just choose to follow the Bible.”

Dad says that he is “concerned about the children’s religious-based science curriculum” and that he wants “the children to be exposed to mainstream science, even if they eventually choose to believe creationism over evolution.”

So what is equitable and fair in this case?

If the Judge sides with Mom, the children continue to get schooled “strictly out of the Bible” with zero exposure to anything other THAN The Bible, and Dad is completely marginalized, but in handing out this ruling, Judge Ned Magnum creates a situation where the wishes of BOTH parents can be respected; the children will learn “mainstream science” and be exposed to the theory of evolution in their public school classroom, while creationism will be taught to them in Church.

Perennial political blowhard Alan Keyes bandwagons the issue:

North Carolina Judge Assaults Mother’s Right

Notable in his worthless rant, is the complete absence of the word “father.”

This issue isn’t about religious freedom, about Judges legislating from the bench, and it isn’t an attack on home schooling. This is about two parents dealing with the dissolution of their marriage while trying to do what they each believe is best for their kids, and a Judge trying to give equal weight to both voices.

Mom AND Dad have an equal voice here.

It doesn’t take a village to raise a child…not even a religious one.