Homeschoolers win in Germany

This is an update from previous posts I’ve done on the same topic. I wanted to pass along this good news for the Christian parents that were facing the possibility of jail time for the homeschooling of their children. Read below and be thankful to God for providing them with this amazing deliverance!


Homeschoolers win when government charges dropped
Mom, dad no longer threatened by penalties including jail

Posted: December 11, 2008
12:00 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh

Authorities are dropping criminal child-neglect charges pending against a German mother and father who could have faced up to two years in jail and loss of custody for homeschooling five of their children, according to a report from the International Human Rights Group.

Spokesman Joel Thornton said his group, which has been working on the case involving the Brause family from Zittau, Germany, heard from local counsel about the government’s decision.

“We received word from our German counsel in this case, Johannes Hildebrandt, that the court and the prosecutor are dropping the charges against Mr. and Mrs. Brause. This means they no longer face up to two years in prison and the potential loss of their children. The decision of German officials is a huge victory for this family and for homeschool families in Germany,” Thornton told WND.

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