UPDATE x1: March 4, 2014 - 1:06 PM CST
March 3, 2014 - WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration won a court battle Monday to return a German homeschooling to their nativeland where homeschooling is illegal.
The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution.
“The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society,” the Justice Department wrote in a legal brief last year. “Teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to develop the ability to interact as a fully functioning citizen in Germany.”
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Romeike’s appeal – paving the way for the Christian family of eight to be deported.
“I think this is a part of the Obama administration’s overall campaign to crush religious freedom in this country,” said Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Todd Starnes reports the rest of the story HERE.