CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) Judge's ruling earlier in week that Utah man, raised in Germany, could continue to allow children to be educated at home detailed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Summit Cnty., UT) Background of case given, involving excommunicated fundamentalist Mormon John Singer's belief that world outside farm will corrupt children and school district's allowing him to teach them at home until policy change last winter. Court ruling that Singer must spend 30 days in jail for contempt of court noted; sheriff's stated indecision about how to arrest Singer without endangering children, due to Singer's promise to use guns against anyone who tries to arrest him, reported [SINGER - would have to resist if sheriff came to arrest him. Is no criminal and doesn't deserve to have penalty hanging over him.] Singer's beliefs about conflict stated. [Heidi SINGER - says this is mission on earth, so fight must continue] [Timothy SINGER - says things will work out.] [Suzanne SINGER - says father is letting them know they can't compromise.] [SINGER - discusses his issues in case.]
REPORTER: John Holinhorst (KSL-TV, Salt Lake City)
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