LTRP Note: Christian Parents in North America should know that as the world moves closer and closer toward a globally-run, three-legged stool (thank you Rick Warren!), one-world government, their rights to homeschool their children will evaporate. In order to bring about this “utopian” society where all is one, the God-given right to influence our children with biblical values must be removed.
By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
STOCKHOLM – Christians around the world are being asked to help plead for the release of an 11-year-old boy who was abducted by government officials because his parents chose to homeschool the child.
As previously reported, Domenic Johansson was seized by the Swedish government in 2009 as he and his parents, Christer and Annie Johansson, were boarding a plane to move to Annie’s homeland of India. He was only seven years old at the time, and social services state that they removed the child because he was being homeschooled by his parents.
The Johanssons were only allowed to see their son for one hour every five weeks. He was placed in foster care and forced to attend public school. The following year, the government cut off all parental visitations to Domenic.
In June 2012, a district court ruled that it could not ignore the fact that everyone who had testified about the Johansson’s care of Domenic proved that the family was doing just fine before the boy was removed from the home. However, the decision was later overturned on appeal and the Johanssons were again barred from seeing their son.
Since the ruling, the Johanssons have been struggling to face the reality of life without their son. The Virginia-based Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) states that the ordeal has been particularly difficult for Domenic’s mother. Click here to continue reading.
Below, a special report about the case.
“Jonas Himmelstrand (Homeschool leader in Sweden) Speaks of Domenic During this Interview”