Posted: Apr 17, 2018 11:23 am
by lyingcheat
To abridge, but not change the meaning, of the OP.
Chris Putnam wrote:...there are countless... fundamentalists who... see fit to teach their religious viewpoints. Countless others teach their own children in a home school environment.
...I know of some who view this as a form of child abuse.

It is.
Chris Putnam wrote:I don't think it is abuse.

I disagree.

Khaled Sharrouf was an Australian ISIS fighter and clearly an enthusiastic home schooler. This is his 9 year old son Abdullah holding a severed head.

Here is a selection of textbooks available to homeschoolers in the US.

Creation Science/Intelligent Design Homeschool Curriculum.
Biology 101: Biology According to the Days of Creation DVD set
Christian Liberty Press: God's Creation Science Series
Chronicles of Dinosauria: The History and Mystery of Dinosaurs and Man
Debunking Evolution: What Every Christian Student Should Know DVD course
Refuting Evolution, 2nd edition
Truth in Science
Unlocking The Mysteries of Creation, second edition

History and Geography
The Mighty Works of God

World History: Core Curricula
Christ the King, Lord of History
From Adam to Us

Hands-On Geography: Easy and Fun Activities for Exploring God's World
Then and Now Bible Maps

Here's some information from AbekaBooks, a US publisher of 'textbooks' for the homeschooler market.

Abeka Books

Biblical Foundations & Content
Our philosophy doesn’t come from what sounds good or from what other people are doing right now. Instead, our teacher-led, character-building philosophy comes from a biblical foundation—Proverbs 22:6a, “Train up a child in the way he should go.”

In history, you see God’s hand. In science, you see His design. In grammar, you see His order.
Every subject is approached from a Christian perspective, and you’ll find Scripture and biblical principles used to emphasize or illustrate concepts.

Why Abeka?
Proven Tried-and-true materials trusted since 1972
Content guided by the unfailing compass of God’s Word

Indoctrination in fundamentalist crackpottery is very clearly a type of deprivation.
The principle of deliberately teaching error is the actual issue. Whether it's violent extremism or merely inculcation of deluded fantasies is just a matter of degree.

Chris Putnam wrote:In many countries abused children (be it physical or emotional abuse) are removed from their parents care and placed in foster care till such time as the parents have proven they are no longer a risk to abuse their children. Should that be done in this case as well? I personally feel it quite dangerous for a society to disqualify parents over teaching ideology to children.

That seems a bit punitively binary. Not all abused children are "removed from their parents care and placed in foster care". A range of interventions are possible, and indeed are widely used, depending on the severity of the abuse/deprivation/parental shortfall.

But you know... if the fundamentalist loon homeschoolers don't want to be accused of child abuse, they could just redefine child abuse and describe as exercising their 'parental rights'.