While I have no problem with parents who choose to homeschool their kids, I do believe there should (ideally) be some sort of regulatory process in place to make sure that these children aren’t being brainwashed into mindless drones for their whackjob parents’ delusional and hateful beliefs. And here’s a prime example: A homeschooled 14-year-old birthday girl asks the Maryland legislature to deny marriage equality for same-sex couples as a birthday present, parroting all kinds of typical homophobic canards that make it beyond obvious how much of a puppet she is:
This is so wrong on so many levels that it practically defies explanation. The sheer amount of indoctrination ensnaring that poor young girl’s mind is hideous. And the fact that her parents are obviously parading her as a tool for their hateful propaganda is beyond loathsome. We can only hope young Sarah will eventually escape the clutches of her parents and their accursed dogma, though all things indicate that this enlightenment won’t be happening anytime soon.
I once again find myself wishing that Hell were a real place solely for the comfort of thinking these wretched excuses for parents might one day get to experience it first-hand.
(via Joe. My. God.)
UPDATE (02/02/12 6:48 PM ET) – I’ve heard the girl’s name was Sarah Crank. If so, then this story just got infused with a not-insignificant amount of irony.