Thread by @C_Stroop: "I'm excited to be a part of this! NYC, November 16.
What @AmishFoundation is doing to fight for the right of U.S. children to a decent ed [...]" #exposechristianschools #exposechristianhomeschooling #wednesdaythoughts #emptythepews #christianaltfacts
@AmishFoundation Except for kindergarten and half of sixth grade, I was subjected to a far-right, indoctrinating Christian school elementary and secondary education. Young earth creationism. Right-wing politics being the only way to be Christian. Yet I got the elite version, so could get out.
@AmishFoundation That is, I had the intellectual skills necessary to test well, to excel in college at Ball State, and, with my high GPA and record of awards and achievements there, to go on to graduate school at Stanford. Yet I'm still unpacking the trauma from my #ChristianAltFacts education.
@AmishFoundation Many people subjected to extremist Christian school and/or homeschooling have it worse than I did. They don't get the math skills and the test taking skills, and they don't always get the good writing and arguing skills I got either (we were supposed to use them for apologetics).
@AmishFoundation Religious beliefs should not excuse parents from charges of neglect when it comes to their children, yet legally we allow religious exemptions that cost kids their futures--in some cases because their parents only believe in faith healing and let them die of treatable conditions.
@AmishFoundation Every child deserves the right to the best standards of education and healthcare available. Every child has the right to be taught actual science, even if their parents at home are going to tell them to reject it. Parents shouldn't be able to keep them from learning it.
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