News From Around The Blogosphere 3.2.10

1. Homeschooling Christian family gets asylum in the U.S. – They fled Germany because they didn’t like the schools there and Germany was smart enough to outlaw home-schooling. Sadly, the U.S. hasn’t gotten there yet.

“It’s our fundamental right to decide how we want to teach our children,” says Uwe Romeike, an Evangelical Christian and a concert pianist who sold his treasured Steinway to help pay for the move.

It’s your fundamental nothing. Children have a fundamental right to a REAL education. I have no objection to carefully regulated home-schooling conducted by people who are properly qualified to teach but if all you’re going to do is brainwash your kids, that should not be tolerated in modern society. I say send The Romeikes packing. They don’t got to go home but they can’t stay here and brainwash their kids into morons. We’ve got too much undereducated morons in this country already.

2. Supreme Court rules that D.C. can issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples – Congratulations to the District of Columbia for standing up for Marriage Equality!

The city has said Wednesday probably will be the first day same-sex couples can apply for marriage licenses. Couples still will have to wait three full business days for their licenses before exchanging vows.

Sounds great. I think they can handle waiting the three days.

3. Humanists in India arrested for distributing book critical of Islam – The Center for Inquiry’s New Delhi President Innaiah Narisetti and two other individuals, Subba Rao and author Macha Laxmaiah, were arrested for distributing a book:

The book, Crescent over the World , is a compilation of articles including submissions by Salman Rushdie and Tasleema Nasreen, along with one of the “blasphemous” cartoons published in the Danish press in 2005 (some of which were republished in Free Inquiry magazine)

From a Feb. 26 Thaindian News report:

“The arrests followed massive protests by Muslims in Khammam, around 250 km from Hyderabad. They took out a rally, demanding action against the author and those who helped him.

“Police said they seized 380 books of the first volume and 410 books of the second volume of the publication in different parts of Khammam district.”

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