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In 2006 the evangelical magazine World featured 15-year-old Kierstyn King—then Kierstyn Paulino—in a piece about homeschooled kids who blog “to rebel against rebellion.†She was quoted describing her heroes: “‘First, Christ. After that: soldiers, my parents, and Ronald Reagan.’†On her blog, she wrote posts with titles like “The Case for Christians in Government,†arguing, “Our founding fathers built this land on Judeo-Christianity, and we have strayed too far from Christ.â€

These days King, 22, has a hard time stepping into a church without having a panic attack. She escaped—her word—from her family in Georgia on her 18th birthday and lives in Maine with her husband, also a former homeschooler. Very little is left of the ideology her parents worked so furiously to instill in her. She’s ashamed of the work she did as a leader in various homeschooling youth organizations, which, she writes, “contributed to the amount of hurt I and many others who grew up in this radical/evangelical/conservative/christian subculture endured and continue to endure.â€

For the rest of the article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/artic ... -past.html

The end of the article contains links to blogs: "How To Escape Bad Homeschooling" AND "A Quick and Dirty Sex Ed Guide for Quiverfull Daughters"

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