Texas Homeschooling Laws

A Mormon sect practicing polygamy has headed to the hills of Texas, and REpublican Representative Harvey Hilderbran wants to respond to that problem by changing the homeschooling laws. He has other things in mind, too, but that’s the area that caught my attention.

You can read more about it here. It sounds like a bad situation and one that could become as explosive as Waco (ouch), but I’m never impressed by efforts to restrict the reasonable freedoms of several thousand people in order to punish a few detestable specimans.

Update, April, 2008- that link is now dead, but you can find it searching the archives of the Washington Times- it was published in April, 2005.
It costs 3.00 for a peek, and I’m not paying.

Here’s a taste:

by Hugh Aynesworth
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

AUSTIN, Texas — A burgeoning, secretive sect of polygamists in a small, western Texas rural community has state legislators considering new bills to combat what many consider the group’s unacceptable lifestyle.
State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, a Republican, is pushing several changes to state law, particularly those concerning child-protective services, home schooling and marriage between stepchildren and stepparents.
At issue is the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a rogue flank of the Mormon denomination that secretly purchased a 1,691-acre ranch outside Eldorado 14 months ago and moved several dozen followers from Utah to begin building a religious center. Warren Jeffs is the self-named prophet of the sect.

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