In Australia Christians were forced to homeschool more often. This is due to the fact that in ordinary schools the students face humiliation because of Christian values and the rejection of same-sex relationships. In recent years the number of those who chose homeschooling much doubled.
Australia is a multi-religious country and does not have an official religion — according to Christian Headlines. While the predominant faith is Christianity. The largest areas of Christianity are Catholicism and Protestantism. However, many parents complain that their children in schools are ridiculed for their faith, moral principles and the rejection of same-sex relationships.
Since 2014 the number of those who choose to home educate have reached 4480 people.
“For all our pride in our national diversity in various issues and aspects Christians in recent years have increasingly become victims of harassment and intimidation as a minority”, — leads edition of the words of the coordinator of the movement “For the extension of the Christian home learning” by Stuart Chapman.
As an example, he cited the incident when students opposed to gay marriage, raised from desks and forced to survive lesson at the feet of the back wall of the classroom.
In 2017, the Australian government legalized same-sex marriage and, according to Chapman, since Christian families are increasingly worried about the growing harassment of their children in faith and commitment to traditional values. Intolerance and violence in schools are often forcing them to pick up the kids from public schools and transfer to religious schools professing traditional values.
However, the high cost of education in private religious schools are very expensive, and because more and more Australian Christians will choose collective home schooling as a convenient, inexpensive and effective form of parenting.