Perhaps this isn't really happening because the girl and her mother are Christians. Perhaps there is another reason. Except, there isn't. According to court records, the 10 year old girl is a “well adjusted child whose parents were divorced in 1999.” The mother has primary custody and has home schooled the girl for several years in math, English, social studies, science, handwriting, and spelling. Court records also stated that the girl's home schooling has “more than kept up with the academic requirements of the [local] school system.” The girl also takes supplemental public school classes in art, Spanish, theater, and physical education, and is involved in extra-curricular sports such as gymnastics, horseback riding, softball and basketball.
So what this really boils down to is the state disapproves of Christianity and has ordered the girl to be exposed to other religious belief systems. According to court documents, the court appointed guardian ad litem refused to accept critical evidence and key witnesses in the case because they were “connected to Christianity,” and when her mother tried to give Miss McLaughlin home schooling material, McLaughlin reportedly told her, “I don't want to hear it. It's all Christian based.”
At least in New Hampshire, the state will decide what religious beliefs this child will be exposed to, and Christianity will not be one of them.