Sometimes I have pointed out on this blog that the only logical basis behind some state actions in modern times is the idea that the state is the real parent, and that biological parents are only temporarily being granted that role by kind permission. They can't be explained any other way. The state officers pushing those laws and interventions seem to believe this.
I am well aware that many Christians think that this is scare-mongering or far-fetched.
It's worth pointing out, then, that the Scottish government has, in fact, taken the next logical step - proposing that this understanding (or we should say, monstrous, totalitarian power grab) be codified in law. This view, far from being far-fetched, will be the law of the land in Scotland if they get their way.
Here's an update on their plans - a legal view expressed that this conflicts with the UN charter of human rights. Let's hope that this legal opinion gains currency: http://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-lawyer-snps-state-guardian-for-children-unlawful/