I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this here. I realize it's an advocacy kind of post, but as it relates to a homeschooling organization, this seems the best place to put it.
The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is very actively (in the media and through its political lobbyists) advocating against a bill in the Delaware Senate that would make it illegal for parents to strike their children, even if the child does not sustain an injury. On its website and Facebook page, HSLDA is framing spanking as a "parents' rights" issue. The comments from HSLDA members on the Facebook page are truly disturbing to anyone who believes that children should be safe from physical assault in their own homes.
While homeschooling members of mothering.com may be drawn to HSLDA because of its work to improve the political climate for homeschoolers, they may not be aware of the HSLDA's stance on other issues, including spanking.
If you are an HSLDA member, please reconsider allowing your money to be used to promote spanking in the name of homeschooling.
Edited to add link: www.hslda.org/hs/state/de/201206260.asp
Edited by Luckiestgirl - 6/28/12 at 11:48am