Religious freedom and parental rights are being threatened in California by a recently passed bill, SB524. Through this bill, the state of California is attempting to deny all boarding schools from being certified by the California Department of Education and force them to be under the supervision of the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD). Not only does this take away the religious right to be a faith based school, but it also takes away the right of the parents to place their children in such a school.
Lawsuit Against California
On March 13, 2019, with the help of the Pacific Justice Institute, Teen Rescue, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the State of California. The purpose of this lawsuit is to correct CCLD’s infringement on Religious Freedom and Parental Rights. These are inherent rights granted to us by the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution of the United States. We have done our best to work with CCLD over the nearly 30 years we have been in operation. However, we feel that they have left us no choice but to pursue legal action against them.
Please help support us in our fight against this injustice.
Please contact your church, school, local government officials and express your concern over this abuse of power. And please consider donating.
All funds raised will be used at the sole discretion of Teen Rescue, Inc. Any funds raised beyond what is needed to support the legal efforts will be used to supplement the operational expenses of River View Christian Academy and the children that we help.