A newborn infant, barely over a day old, has been taken from its parents, into custody of the Child Protective Services in Alabama.
Due to their Christian views and beliefs regarding conspiracy theories were deemed a “dangerous environment” for the child by social workers. Christian Holm, mother of the infant, stated that the social workers for Alabama’s Cleburne county,
Department of Health and Human Resources, labeled the married couple “conspiracy-theorists” because they refused to have a social security number given to their newborn child. It was their deeply-religious belief of “man’s creation destroying God’s creation”, according to the Anniston Star. Holm states that the social workers opposed their views, “We were just trying to follow the Bible as close as we could and speak for Jesus.”
Social workers communicated with local police, left together including the child—and refused to convey the quiet “behind the scenes” legal decision to remove custody of their newborn without even explaining where the child will be taken to.
The Star reported Danielle as saying:
They took the baby. He’s ours and this is the court date. Be there.
Two months later, the baby hasn’t been given back to its biological parents. Described by many, as “very loving and caring people”, are still waiting for their court date. Off The Grid News reports that Holm and his wife, Danielle, have no possessions or house. They had chose to live life hiking and camping out. When the two wanted to cross-country road trip from Alabama to New Hampshire, they decided to have their car put in storage and walked all the way on foot.
The couple were camped out at Cheaha State Park in northeastern Alabama in October. It was in that time when Danielle went into labor at the Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Alabama. Where two Child Protective Services social workers visited and quizzed the two about their living situation and lifestyle.
A hearing in the case was scheduled for December 20th, but canceled due to Judge Melody Walker recusing herself, The Star reported. The Holms have gained supporters for their cause in Anniston. They had protested outside the courthouse once it was heard that the hearing was cancelled. Supporters call the situation, in a tagline named “#freebabyholm.”
Jonathan Payton, a friend and supporter of the Holms, told The Star,
You can see when you talk to them directly that they are very loving and caring people. That’s what really hit home.
On January 15th, Christine Holm wrote a Facebook post stating the couple will be receiving a two-hour visit, once a week, with their baby.“They say well you can have another ISP and arrange more visits,” he wrote. “What? Another organized coercion and conversion meeting just to have more visits? This is nothing but psychological control tactics to force a submission at the expense of our little baby boy. Where is his so-called attorney to protect his rights?”
Inside social-media, many people are divided over this case.
“The Indians did it hundreds of years ago and had plenty more than we do now these days, why couldn’t they [also do it?],” a woman named “Sherry” wrote.
Others argue that society has changed in modern times.“The Indians lived in groups and took care of each other, food and shelter,” a man named Vince wrote. “The couple needs a plan to take care of this baby, it can’t live like they do, it needs special care, shots, and meds. … Moving from place to place, out in the weather isn’t the best for anyone.”