It's a crime to lock your child up under the stairs. It's considered abuse. I fail to see the difference in locking a child's mind under the stairs. The psychological wounds last forever a broken bone heals in 6-8weeks.
I myself grew up attending the JW (Jehovah's Witness) kingdom Hall. I'm in my 40's I have 2 kids 18-22. I was lucky in a way, I was born without a God spot and knew from the 2nd day everything that was said and thought about religions was utter bullshit. And dangerous. If i was to ever openly object to a doctrine or say what i really thought about the church I would get a punch in the mouth. Sometimes locked in an uninsulated shed in the winter for weeks at a time. No food no water although my mother would sneak sandwiches and juice or milk out to me.(Yes, this really happened regularly) I was dragged every week and an annual week long assembly for the next 17 years. Listening to the vile evil beliefs and prejudices I should have.
How does a 10 year old child find out through the rumor mill in the JW church the couple that got recently married had a problem with the husband being effeminate wanting anal sex. He was obviously gay but did his best to hide it due to the religious bigotry. But my point is how does a 10yr old find out about a confidential discussion with elders. This really put me off the JW's that anything i confess to can be offered around as rumor and used humiliate if they feel like it. It's a known cult brainwashing tool. The horrible things I was told about non-believing family's of people that joined the church was all bigoted vile hateful speech. Applied to all non-believers around me and to myself because I didn't believe what they were saying. Silly i think of it now that I would accept this part of their beliefs and reject the rest. That's how firmly the vileness of non-believers is instilled in children. I hated myself for a long time I was taught to despise myself because my non-beliefs. I and others around me were old we were stupid daily if not hourly for how we thought. I would do the most ignorant things because it didn't matter. I already didn't believe them so I had to be one of these vile evil people already. So It didn't matter what ignorant thing I did. This leads to a very self destructive life.
Back to my point. My brother whom I'm sure follows the JW's for the social reasons, has a daughter. He's also an elder in this organization. She's never gone to school and has no contact with people outside the religion. No Contact with Family. We are not even allowed to give her gifts. She is a very smart outgoing articulate 18 yr old girl otherwise. As far as my limited contact with her. Her intelligence has saved her she was able to home school herself. Her mother has never looked at anything in a critical way. Making toast would take all her thinking progresses. My brother is below average smarts and in no way qualified to be a teacher. These are people that firmly believe that the earth is only 6 thousand years old and outright reject evolution. We are all evil and going to be wiped out if we don't believe and the earth is going to end in our life time. 144k will live in heaven and the believers will have the earth remade by god just for them to live on for eternity. Growing up in the cult era of the 70-90's and watching Jones-town happen. I was always scared as a child that they would try to make me drink the koolaid before i could get out.
I have an IQ of about 168 and could if i needed to teach up to date physics to a grade 8-10 class. I would still not say I'm qualified to home school a child. Never mind that he is teaching her strictly doctrine (He doesn't believe evolution.) and leaving out or contradicting know facts. Using a tool, the classroom that should be strictly secular if for nothing else social interaction. I at least understand religious schools but home schooling children in these conditions is worse that the the physical abuse. The Evil baggage shes carrying around with her is the result of the mental torment. This is my brother the son of the asshole mentioned above that could do no wrong.(within the religion) I'm not suggesting he's physically abused her at all I have no proof of that. What I am saying is he has the same religion that allowed my abuse as a child and he's got the same thought prepossesses going on in his head that the asshole did. Why is this not considered abuse? If it was any other type of group doing this I'm sure the child would be taken with out question. Why does doing it the name of religion make it acceptable? It's not freedom of worship issue it's a what is child abuse issue.
The harm is that If I didn't also have a non-believing mother and friends to turn to I would be dead. For her all family and other non-believers are evil. She only has friends in the religion. All of them would never talk to her ever again. Even her parents would have to give up their religion to maintain contact with her because they are elders and baptized. If she for some reason decided to not believe and go through the stuff I had to she has nobody to save her life. Why is this acceptable behavior just because you do it in the name of religion??