As you all know, I am originally from North West Arkansas. I don't live there now of course, but this story from Central Arkansas has my heart broken.
Seven children, ages 16 to five, were taken away from their God Fearing Christian parents last week. A judge ruled probable cause.
While reading comments about this story, I learned a lot. I learned that CPS can take your kids any time they want! I learned that the government is always out to get healthy happy children who's families follow the Lord and don't follow modern secular ways. My husband and I don't always see eye to eye, but we can at least agree that we are training our children to be soldiers of Christ, much like this family is! I reckon the government wants to do experiments on our children to find out why they are so healthy without being vaccinated, taken to doctors, and having essential oils used to cure ailments. I assume in this case that MMS was helping the kids grow and be smart, and the government didn't like that. We can't have children who grow up away from the system and think for themselves!
Now, those poor children are in public school. Those girls are wearing pants. Why couldn't the government have had the foster family homeschool them? Why couldn't the government put them in a Godly institution of private school? I looked, and there is an independant baptist church in that town that has a school for Pre-K through 12th grade, and even college! Surely the government, who likes to throw away money, could have afforded to send seven kids to a Godly institution!
This makes my heart bleed. I am so surprised with all I have learned. I cannot fathom taking children away from their parents. If it can happen to them, it can surely happen to any one of us. I am sure though, whether or not you agree with the circumstances surrounding this event, each and every one of us is holding our children a little tighter tonight, so grateful that we have our babies, sad that another parent does not have theirs.
For more information, here is the facebook page for the Stanley kids.