Christians are turning to homeschooling amid a massive increase in religious harassment

Families with deeply religious values ​​are turning to homeschooling their children more often as schools report an increase in religious intimidation (stock image)

Families with deeply religious values ​​are turning to homeschooling their children more often, as schools report an increase in religious harassment.

Dissatisfied parents cited incidents in which their children were teased and attacked for opposing same-sex marriage.

The new figures reveal that the number of students who were educated by their parents has increased by 50 percent in just four years to 4,479, The Saturday Telegraph reported.

Families with deeply religious values ​​are turning to homeschooling their children more often as schools report an increase in religious intimidation (stock image)

Families with deeply religious values ​​are turning to homeschooling their children more often as schools report an increase in religious intimidation (stock image)

According to the coordinator of Accelerate Christian Home Schooling, Stuart Chapman, a change in school values, which shows a more general hostility towards Christian and Islamic ideals and beliefs, is supposedly at the root of the problem.

"In our celebration of diversity, Christians are now the targets of intimidation and in the minority," he said.

& # 39;[Parents are] Feeling that their children are being attacked because they believe in the traditional family. "

He said that in one case students who opposed homosexual marriage were forced to remain in the back of their classrooms.

A change in the values ​​of the school, which shows a more general hostility towards Christian and Islamic ideals and beliefs, is supposedly at the root of the problem (stock image)

A change in the values ​​of the school, which shows a more general hostility towards Christian and Islamic ideals and beliefs, is supposedly at the root of the problem (stock image)

A change in the values ​​of the school, which shows a more general hostility towards Christian and Islamic ideals and beliefs, is supposedly at the root of the problem (stock image)

After the vote in favor of same-sex marriage, Chapman and the families of the suffering students fear that the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction, resulting in a need to get the children out of school to avoid unpleasant attacks.

With religious schooling considered a luxury that some families can not afford, home education as a more convenient and price conscious option may also have contributed to the 50 percent increase.

A spokesperson for the New South Wales Department of Education said that parents' decisions should be respected when dealing with children studying at home.

Geoff Brailey, social researcher at McCrindle, said the challenges facing religion as a whole are a multifaceted concern.

"I think there are many challenges that the Christian religion has faced, from the royal commission to some plebiscite responses on same-sex marriage."

With religious schooling considered a luxury that some families can not afford, homeschooling as a more convenient and price conscious option may also have contributed to the 50 percent increase (stock image)

With religious schooling considered a luxury that some families can not afford, homeschooling as a more convenient and price conscious option may also have contributed to the 50 percent increase (stock image)

With religious schooling considered a luxury that some families can not afford, homeschooling as a more convenient and price conscious option may also have contributed to the 50 percent increase (stock image)

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