as the story unfolded they say the children were not removed for the names, which I have no objection to.
But I have a real issue with the state removing any children for the parents' beliefs. I believe in the principle of freedom of thought and speech for all, and it's not conditional on if I find them or the ideas repugnant.
As regards mental abuse, I see parents doing things to children I think are mentally abusive, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. Parents teach children racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, sexism...who is the state to decide what parents teach their own children? I could never believe in giving the government an inch on that power.