Texas Supreme Court: Christian Kids About To Be Raptured Don’t Need An Education

The Texas Supreme Court remanded a case to the lower court decision allowing people to not send their kids to school or teach them anything at home if they’re good little Christians about to be raptured.

According to ABC News:

The 6-3 decision by the all-Republican court on technical grounds means nothing was decided regarding a showdown between religious liberties and educational requirements in America’s largest conservative state, though it will live on in lower Texas courts.

Texas doesn’t require parents who home-school their children to register with state authorities. While families must meet “basic educational goals” in reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics and citizenship, they don’t have to give standardized testing or otherwise prove student progress is made.

Problems for Laura and Michael McIntyre, who once educated their nine children in an empty office at the family’s motorcycle dealership in El Paso, arose after an uncle told the school district that he never saw the children do much of anything educational. According to court filings, he also overheard of the children tell a cousin “they did not need to do schoolwork because they were going to be raptured,” or blessed by the second coming of Jesus Christ.

That’s actually happening. Right here in America. A state’s high court actually refused to rule on the case, shooting it down on “technical grounds,” because that way the child neglect can go on uninhibited. It’s truly a sad story.

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  • marecek

    Not to say that I agree with the policy in Texas of allowing young people not to be educated, but the headline for this article is utterly deceptive. It suggests that the Texas Supreme Court reasoning rested upon the point that, since these youngsters are about to be raptured, it is okay not to school them properly. The article does not say what the Court’s reasoning was, only that it remanded the case to a lower court on technical grounds.

  • Brion Boyles

    Just read this. It’s just a bigotted take on home-schooling, with added flair (quotes from kids talking to an “uncle”) injected by the “author” to make it sound even more ridiculous. The question of testing IS a valid one…but this guy took it to a silly extreme just to make the Courts look ridiculous (since it involve religious freedom—specifially, CHRISTIAN religious freedom, apparently the gates are open to make as much fun of it as they can. No bigotry there). We homeschool. Mason is 13/8th grade, Cooper is 15/9th. We spend only about 4 hours a week on subjects, with maybe 2 hours homework. They get together with an Algebra teacher and in History for about an hour , about 45 minutes of Latin, Debate/English, and Science. In other words, “very little schoolwork” to the naked eye. Yet, they consistently score in the the top 10 percentile nationwide, and top 5% compared to only public schoolers. Cooper actually got a Summa Cum Laude for Latin in a world-wide exam…and was actually asked to teach the course himself next year. There are some religious aspects (the group is a Catholic group, but open to all), and they discuss religious topics. ALL religions. I am more than certain the author of this piece would be shouting “brain-washing!” and paint a picture of kids crowded into Carrie’s closet while Mother beats them for asking questions about their “dirty pillows”.

  • Dave m

    Just to make sure they are the most ignorant and regressive future citizens.

  • Dave m

    Some mennonites and amish and other closed religions sects have extremely high levels of birth defects due to them having to marry cousins. Welcome to the future idiot freak show.

  • Gary Markle

    The Christian Dilemma:

    The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. They’ve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of “us” and “them”.

    What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesn’t have a religion and God doesn’t discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion, or that they‘re special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in “us” and “them” is to divide humanity, not unite it.

    And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

    Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: “Here we are Lord!” And He will respond: “I never knew you”. They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

    Those who have put themselves first will be last.

  • Contrary to above comments, this is in no way a “religious freedom” issue. Freedom to worship does not (and must not) exempt people from the laws protecting child welfare. As to the “rapture” supernatural belief must be treated the same exact way as secular claims once it gets to a court. The Rapture” should be examined on the basis of objective empirical evidence (note: quotes in ancient anonymous books do not constitute evidence.)and until it is reasonably demonstrated (on the basis of hard evidence) to be a true claim, it must be treated like any other falsehood by the court.

  • CNote

    How many of these geniuses become police officers?

  • mark99k

    Well duh, of course the all-Republican court refused to hear the case — stupid voters keep the GOP in power. The least educated states are the reddest.