Darkness in Darke County

Kirk, Russell
April 1976
National Review;4/16/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p398
This article looks at issues surrounding the case of Ohio versus Whisner, which is being appealed from the Court of Appeals of Darke County, Ohio as of April 1976. The Ohio State Board of Education is trying to shut down the Tabernacle Christian School in Bradford, Ohio for allegedly not complying with the demand of the Board of Education that it be submissive to the state in all aspects. Because of their decision not to abolish the school, Reverend L. W. Whisner of the Tabernacle Christian School, his wife and the parents of the children enrolled in the school were sentenced by the Darke County Court of Common Pleas for the criminal offense of failure to send children to school.


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