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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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CALIFORNIA APPEALS COURT ORDERS HOMESCHOOLED CHILDREN INTO PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL

A California appeals court has ruled that the children of a homeschooled family must be enrolled in a public school or a "legally qualified" private school.

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WND: "The ruling came in a case brought against Phillip and Mary Long over the education being provided to two of their eight children. They are considering an appeal to the state Supreme Court, because they have homeschooled all of their children, the oldest now 29, because of various anti-Christian influences in California's public schools.

"The decision from the 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles granted a special petition brought by lawyers appointed to represent the two youngest children after the family's homeschooling was brought to the attention of child advocates.

The Appeals court stated: "[T]he trial court had found that "keeping the children at home deprived them of situations where (1) they could interact with people outside the family, (2) there are people who could provide help if something is amiss in the children's lives, and (3) they could develop emotionally in a broader world than the parents' 'cloistered' setting."

The family's religious convictions were irrelevant to the court.

"Their "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, the father of the children, said the family is working on ways to appeal to the state Supreme Court, because he won't allow 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," [Long] told WND. "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.

"When they are much more mature, they can deal with these issues, alternative lifestyles, and such, or whether they came from primordial slop. At the present time it's my job to teach them the correct way of thinking," he said.

"We're going to appeal. We have to. I don't want to put my children in a public school system that teaches ideologies I don't believe in," he said.

The Long family had their children enrolled with Sunland Christian School which according to their website claims to be an accredited homeschooling program. But the appellate judges ruled that the Long family failed to demonstrate "that 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 California State law home educators can establish a private school in their home by filing a private school affidavit with state regulators or enrolling in private school satellite instruction programs or independent study programs, it said.

"[B]ut the appeals court took the extraordinary step of banning the family from being involved in that organization any longer, since it was "willing to participate in the deprivation of the children's right to a legal education."

A number of California parent groups have begun to encourage others to withdraw their children from the state's public school system due to the passage of Senate Bill 777 and Assembly Bill 394 which institutionalize the promotion of homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and other alternative lifestyle choices.

"First, [California] law 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 Randy Thomasson, of Campaign for Children and Families.

On a related note, in Germany homeschoolers are being forced to move to Britain in order to avoid a Nazi-era anti-homeschooling law under which children are being removed from their families for homeschooling.

The time has arrived in our history where we must seek out a safe and supporting place where we can exercise our God given rights to educate our children according to our beliefs. It is time for a modern-day exodus from the tyranny of public schools and the homosexual fascists who (as stated by a famous American radio host) are the Brown-shirts of our times.