...and sending them off onto the hard streets of Winnipeg, where they may take a shit kicking from the other kids (among other things), is an acceptable way of expressing the parents political views and an acceptable means of passing the parents religious beliefs onto their children?
Deborah Gyapong, for one:
Christians especially have to take note of the dangers in this [taking the kids from their Nazi parents], as disgusting as white supremacists are. You see, there are many within the politically correct, secular fundamentalist crowd who think that religion--any religion, but especially the Christian religion---is hateful and therefore a form of child abuse if religious beliefs, particularly creationism or sexual morality views, are passed on to children. I could just imagine soon some social worker taking away children because they wore a crucifix around their neck and calling it an emblem of hate.
For Deborah (and Ezra, but my readers want me to stop writing about Ezra) its not really about the kid's rights. Its all about the parents.
Because you should be able to cover your kid in hate symbols, use them as a billboard for your far-right political message, and then send 'em out the door and expect things to turn out just A-Okay. Because you own your kid, and its okay to physically mark them in the course of religious indoctrination.
I suppose Deborah would fall into line behind any couple whose religious beliefs require that they douse their kid in gasoline and send them to play with matches.