What Are Parental Rights?
Parents have the Biblical responsibility, and thus the right, to provide for, protect, nurture, and disciple their children. (Deut. 6:4-9, Eph. 6:4, 1 Tim. 5:8) The government was instituted to protect our God-given rights, including the rights of parents to the care, custody, and control of their children. The United States Supreme Court has affirmed: “the child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.” Id. (citing Pier