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 under the supervision of the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD). This not only takes 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.
On 3/13/2019, 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.