German Home-Schoolers Petition US Supreme Court

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Attorneys for a Christian couple that fled Germany for America so they could home school their children are taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In Germany, parents who home school are hounded, fined, and sometimes jailed.

In 2008, the Romeike family fled to the United States seeking political asylum. It was granted but later revoked.

The Obama administration says Germany's harsh treatment of home-schoolers did not amount to persecution.

But the Homeschool Legal Defense Association says the high court should intervene for the sake of justice.

"The United States should be a place of asylum for those who are persecuted because of their decision to follow their core religious beliefs," HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris said in a press release. "Parents, not the government, decide first how children are educated."

"Germany's notorious persecution of families who home school violates their own obligations to uphold human rights standards and must end," he continued.     

Meanwhile, German persecution of home-schoolers hit the headlines again last month. As CBN News has reported, German authorities seized four children from a different home-school family, the Wunderlichs.

Those children were only returned to the Wunderlich family after they agreed to send them to public school, and they're now fighting to restore their parental rights.

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