- In a case that's almost guaranteed to have repercussions
throughout the country, California appellate judges ruled that one family's
<http://www.hsc.org/>children could not be homeschooled and must
attend a government school or accredited private school. One step closer
to Nazi Germany is here ! With our Oligarchy system judges tell us how
our children will be raised and educated, as judges are just an extended
arm of the Federal Government. All are so corrupted now there is no hope
of ever seeing any real justice or moral rulings.
- The court's decision is the result of a civil case brought
against Phillip and Mary Long regarding the education they provided to
two of their children. The Longs currently have eight children in their
home, all of whom they've homeschooled. Homeschooled children have proven
to be more intelligent and well behaved and educated with real education
that they can use for life and are better prepared for college !
Homeschooled children have won the national spelling bees for the
last eight years !
- Phillip Long told us that he and his wife will probably
appeal the decision to California's Supreme Court (yeah good luck with
that), since they've homeschooled all of their children, the oldest now
29, because of various anti-Christian influences in California's public
schools. [The California schools are now all homosexual schools by law.]
- "Homeschooling is endowed upon parents by our Creator.
The state of California or the federal government have no right to tell
parents how their children should be taught," said Phil Long in a
telephone interview with us. In fact it is an order by God for
parents to educate their children !
- This latest court decision granted a petition brought
by attorneys retained by so-called "child advocates" to represent
the two youngest Long children after the family's homeschooling was brought
to their attention.
- However, the Long's children did not have any say in
their representation by these attorneys. While the lawyers claimed to be
representing the interests of the children, they actually were representing
the California education establishment. Critics say this is proof positive
that in the eyes of bureaucrats parents and families have no rights regarding
- According to information provided by Phil Long, the trial
court had found that keeping the children at home deprived them of situations
where they could interact with people outside the family. They also stated
that there are people in the public school system who could provide help
if there's a problem in the lives of pupils. A judge in the case also said
that children in government schools could develop emotionally in a broader
world than the parents' "cloistered" setting.
- The appeals ruling stated that California's law mandates
that "persons between the ages of six and 18" to be in school,
"the public full-time day school," with exemptions being allowed
for those in a "private full-time day school" or those "instructed
by a tutor who holds a valid state teaching credential for the grade being
- The panel of judges ruled that the Long family failed
to demonstrate "that [the] mother has a teaching credential such that
the children can be said to be receiving an education from a credentialed
tutor," and that their involvement and supervision by Sunland Christian
School's independent study programs was of no value.
- According to the Longs, the family's religious beliefs
were not given ample weight in the case.
- The court claimed the Longs' "sincerely held religious
beliefs" are "not the quality of evidence that permits us to
say that application of California's compulsory public school education
law to them violates their First Amendment rights. Such sparse representations
are too easily asserted by any parent who wishes to homeschool his or her
child," the court concluded.
- Phillip Long said his family is working on ways to appeal
to the California Supreme Court, because he will not permit the pro-homosexual,
pro-bisexual, pro-transgender agenda of California's public schools to
indoctrinate his children.
- "We just don't want them teaching our children.
They teach things that are totally contrary to what we believe. They put
questions in our children's minds we don't feel they're ready for,"
said Mr. Long during the telephone interview with NWV.
- "We're going to appeal to a higher court. I don't
want to put my children in a public school that teaches "ideologies"
(IF you can even call them that) I don't believe in," he said.
- "Children belong to the parents, not to the state,"
Long said. He also acknowledged that there's a great deal of misinformation
about the status of homeschooling in California.
- Many observers believe this is merely the beginning of
a movement to totally ban homeschoolng because the California Legislature
and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger worked together to establish Senate Bill
777 and Assembly Bill 394 as a law that institutionalizes the promotion
of homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and other alternative lifestyle
choices within the public school system.
- "The reason homeschoolers are under attack is obvious.
NEA and the Homosexual lobby wants them in public schools to indoctrinate
them. Homeschooled children are not brainwashed with homosexuality, the
myth of global warming, globalism, etc. Homeschooled children are still
innocent and that can't be allowed. Therefore, attacks on homeschoolers
will undauntedly escalate across the country unless the Christian community
wakes up," said conservative strategist Mike Baker.
- "[California] law at first allowed public schools
to voluntarily promote homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality. Then,
the law required public schools to accept homosexual, bisexual and transsexual
teachers as role models for impressionable children. Now, the law has been
changed to effectively require the positive portrayal of homosexuality,
bisexuality and transsexuality to 6 million children in California government-controlled
schools," said one homeschooling advocate.
- There are no similar protections for students with traditional
or conservative lifestyles and beliefs, however. Offenders will face the
wrath of the state Department of Education, up to and including lawsuits,
according to legal experts.
- "SB 777 results in reverse discrimination against
students with religious and traditional family values. These students have
lost their voice as the direct result of Gov. Schwarzenegger's unbelievable
decision. The terms 'mom and dad' or 'husband and wife' could promote discrimination
against homosexuals if a same-sex couple is not also featured," said
- "Having 'mom' and 'dad' promotes a discriminatory
bias. You have to either get rid of 'mom' and 'dad' or include everything
when talking about [parental issues]," he said. "They [promoters
of sexual alternative lifestyles] do consider that discriminatory."
- "I shudder to think how millions of California children
will be led astray, how marriage will be destroyed, and how immorality
will step on the neck of morality if Arnold Schwarzenegger signs five anti-family
bills into law. The 'Terminator' has less than two weeks to sign or veto
very bad bills!" said Randy Thomasson, president of <http://www.savecalifornia.com/>Campaign
for Children and Families.
- Thomasson is disappointed with California's Christian
pastors and elders. In the last five days, many individuals and several
businesses have responded to CCF's action alert. However, to date, only
one church has faxed in veto letters to the liberal Schwarzenegger's office
- "This is not right, since the majority of pastors
in California oppose sexual indoctrination of schoolchildren (SB 777 and
AB 394), oppose demeaning marriage (AB 43 and AB 102), and oppose forcing
the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda on businesses, organizations,
and churches (AB 14)," said Thomasson.
- "Distracted drivers cause car accidents; distracted
pastors may accidentally assist anti-family bills to be signed into law.
The Governor will notice our loud voice or our relative silence. The choice
is [ours]," he added.
- "Young children will be led astray, the definition
of marriage will be irreparably harmed, and cherished freedom of conscience
will be trampled if Arnold Schwarzenegger signs these bad bills into law,"
- "Too many Americans find themselves without church
leadership on social issues that threaten the very foundation of western
civilization," said conservative activist Michael Baker.
- "More and more Americans are asking 'Where are the
pastors? Where is the moral leadership?'" Baker added.
- Mike Baker said he believes most church pastors and conservative
political leaders are cowards who fear the wrath of the mainstream news
media and the venom of liberal-left activists.
- "Pastors especially have allowed themselves to be
bullied by people who are no better than heathens. Conservative politcians
fear the bad press they would get from the likes of the New York Times
and Washington Post," Baker said.
- "Private citizens are doing the work that pastors
and church leaders should be doing in fighting the good fight on behalf
of our most vulnerable citizens -- American children," Baker added.
- Hearing about the Long's dilemma, one California homeschooling
mother [who wished to remain anonymous] said that she went to her pastor
asking for the church's involvement exposing the courts determination to
end homeschooling in the state, and was told to her dismay that the church
would not get involved citing Romans 13. She was told "We'll pray
on it." I also prayed, which led me to come to you for help, she replied.
- Exodus Mandate, a national advocacy group that urges
parents to remove their children from the public school systems, has launched
a California affiliate in the wake of passage of SB 777. The <http://www.californiaexodus.org/>California
Exodus project has <http://www.exodusmandate.com/>been endorsed by
a coalition of Christian organizations.
- California isn't the only state beginning to clamp down
on homeschooling families. For instance, in Oregon the state legislature
has made grumblings about children not under their control because they
are homeschooled and not exposed to indoctrination, according to public
- One man who has been at the forefront of fighting for
parents rights is Jack Alan Brown, a key figure in the <http://www.jackbrown.org/>Constitution
Party of Oregon. An avowed conservative, Brown set out to collect signatures
on a petition that would lead to a referendum placed on Oregon's election
ballot. The referendum would ensure that parents' rights to educate their
own children would be recognized by the state as sacrosanct.
- "I believe that the phrase 'parental rights' involves
two critical ingredients -- one is stated and the other is implied: parents
and offspring. It links those two ingredients in a relationship that has
rights imputed to one party of that relationship without denying that the
other party has rights as well, i.e., saying that we believe in parental
rights does not mean that only parents have rights, said Brown.
- "Parental rights is a plural phrase, because it
has numerous aspects. Parents have the right to honor and obedience from
their offspring, but the passing on of their value system to their offspring
is not only a right, it is a responsibility. Providing shelter and sustenance
is a responsibility. Developing the moral character of one's offspring
is not only a right it is a responsibility. Developing skills of one's
offspring for survival as an adult is not only a right it is a responsibility.
To interfere with the exercise of one's responsibility is as dastardly
as interfering with the exercise of one's rights," he said.
- Brown adds, "The majority of the participating voters
of this state, through initiatives and through their elected representatives,
have forcibly taken away the rights of parents to oversee the upbringing
of their children, and have also restricted their rights to contract. We
can only remedy the situation when we repeal all compulsory education statutes
and eliminate mandatory public financing of education."
- Unfortunately, Brown fell short on the number of signatures
collected. But he's vowed to continue to fight for parents' rights and
the rights of children to be free from indoctrination.