Every state in the U.S. has a constitutional requirement to educate children. We also have a constitutional requirement to keep religion and government separate from each other. Religious schools, besides being child abuse, are unconstitutional. This includes religious home-schooling.
The Catholic Church, the Mormon Church, and many other denominations are part of a well-organized and well-funded conspiracy to overthrow the Constitution of the United States by chipping away, until it's gone, the separation of church and state. They are winning.
On another topic, I can't decide what is more dangerous: pete, or debating with pete. After all his willful ignorance, it should be plain than he won't learn anything. The only interest we should have in the inside of pete's brain is to find out whether or not he thinks his religion should be reflected in our laws. Then at least we'll know whether he's dangerous or has just chosen to be stupid by choosing ignorance. What's everyone else's excuse? It just looks to me like you all are willing to allow pete to be taken seriously by having a "debate" with him. There is no debate, and that should be the only answer to anything he says: "There is no debate".
If you just want a venue to formulate and express your views, you can do that just fine without pete. If you want to make sure his idiocy doesn't go unanswered, the only reply needed is "there is no debate". In any event, it should be clear by now that "debating" with pete is about as worthwhile as debating philosophy with your dog. "Arf Arf whine whine wow arf". Have you changed your dog's mind yet? Actually, debating with a dog is better -- at least my dog acts like she's listening.
Please stop feeding the willfully ignorant. It just makes them feel relevant.