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The State as Parent
State Intrusion into the Sanctity and Privacy of the Family

"We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families.
We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them

"[T]he most vulnerable children in our society ... are in our care; we, the state, are their parents"

"The first thing that a totalitarian regime tries to do is to get at the children,
to distance them from the subversive, varied influences of their families,
and indoctrinate them in their rulers' view of the world"

"Above all things, the child needs protecting from the state"


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PETITION:  The Bodnariu Family  (19 November 2015)

Please support this family reunite with their children. On charges of 'Christian radicalism and indoctrination', their five children were abusively taken away by the Norwegian government. The parents were interrogated and asked not to publicly reveal the situation so they wouldn't aggravate their case. They are just a normal Christian family trying to raise their children in the knowledge of God. There is no documented or otherwise abuse of any kind in this family. Your signature on this petition is very much appreciated. God bless you."

PETITION:  Unite This Innocent Family and Amend the Law  (09 October 2015)

"Dear Prime Minister, ... This innocent couple have been deprived of their basic right to be parents on their biological kid without any mistake of their own. This has been mainly due to [a] flaw in our own system. ... We want the below actions to be taken:  (1) We all want [to] make sure that the couple ... be united with their child; (2) We want to amend the adoption law so that until a case is decided, the baby shouldn't be adopted; (3) We should fast track these cases so that the baby shouldn't be in the care for [a] long time. Thank you"

PETITION:  Petitioning Sir James Munby, President of The Family Courts, to Stop Forced Adoptions  (02 February 2014)

"This petition has been made because every baby and child should be with their parents and not forcibly taken and then adopted. In so many cases, this has been based on lies told by social services and the parents have had no say in the matter. These children have rights to be with their family and parents have a right to be with their children. Thousands around the world want to be heard and not gagged. Please Sir James Munby, hear our plea! We won't go away until justice is done and we can be reunited with our children so we can be a family again."




"And he that stealeth [a child], and selleth him..."
(Exodus 21:16)

"The words of a talebearer are as wounds,
and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly"
(Proverbs 18:8)

"Every fool will be meddling ... Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house:
lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee"
(Proverbs 20:3b; 25:17)

"Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him"
(Proverbs 26:12)

"Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees,
and that write grievousness which they have prescribed"
(Isaiah 10:1-3)

"Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds!
when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. ...
So they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage"
(Micah 2:1-2)

"It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea,
than that he should offend one of these little ones"
(Luke 17:1-2)

"Let none of you suffer ... as a busybody in other men's matters"
(1 Peter 4:15)


"Never, anywhere in the Holy Bible will you find God giving civil government
any authority to rear or direct the rearing of children ...
God told parents, not the government, to 'train up' their children."
(Laura Rogers, Societal Structures vs. Restructuring, as quoted in Berit Kjos, Brave New Schools, p185)



Elizabeth McDonald