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  •  My brother in law (none)
    and his wife homeschooled their kids in upstate NY, waaaaaay up near the Canadian border.  They were members of a small full-Gospel church and yes, taught creationism at home vs. evolution.  Sigh.

    BUT:  they also took their kids with them everywhere on service and mission projects, and genuinely tried to live a life based on the NEW Testament.  Sure, they are strong anti-abortionists, but they are also pacifists who think ALL killing is wrong. They worked with missions projects to reach out to high risk girls to try to prevent the kind of social climate that leads to unintended pregnancies.  They hate this war! They think pre-emptive killing in supposed "self-defense" is the height of hypocrisy.    At least they are consistent with their beliefs, rather than cherry-picking which Bible lessons they'll listen to today!

    For their kids, the homeschool experience actaully gave them a broader perspective on society, becuase they were out of the house so much, involved in their community and volunteering.  (Too bad about the science part, though!)  I don't know how they were voting in this election, but I know they were VERY conflicted about W's policies.

    "How fortunate for leaders that men do not think"-- Adolf Hitler

    by mrsdbrown1 on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 03:06:50 PM PST

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