I think that Mike Gene makes a good point that Richard Dawkins' or Jerry Coyne's claim that parents' teaching children religious dogma is child abuse is unsupported by the evidence, and that
"the mistake that Coyne and Dawkins make is in wanting to substitute a moral claim with a clinical/medical claim. They would be on very solid ground in saying it is wrong to teach your children to murder others for their beliefs. But because they are atheists who believe there is no objective essence to such morality claims, they need something stronger than morality – a claim of child abuse...."
"...if you really feel the need to make this illegal, then simply make it
illegal to teach your children it is okay to murder other people."
But then I wondered whether or not we currently have such policies. If someone teaches their children that murdering other people is okay, is there a current legal basis for taking their children away? If not, should there be?