From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


10/31/2007 1:10:51 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California--State Turns Its Back on Traditional Families

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

October 31, 2007

California--State Turns Its Back on Traditional Families

Dear HSLDA Members,

There has been much discussion about the impact of S.B. 777, the
sexual orientation bill, and what it means for your family.

It is important to know that this bill does not impact homeschoolers
who are not receiving government education funding. For this reason
HSLDA, and Family Protection Ministries (FPM), our partners in
California on legislative matters, did not actively oppose this bill,
even though we closely monitored it to make sure it would not affect
private homeschoolers. S.B. 777, however, will have a significant
impact on all public and some private education in California.

When California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed S.B. 777, on
October 12, 2007, many were legitimately concerned. This new law will
significantly impair speech supporting the traditional family from
being heard in California public schools. This is accomplished by
making it illegal for school officials to teach the well established
Judeo-Christian principles concerning the family.

Every California parent needs to know what is happening in their
public school system.

To this end, HSLDA encourages you to share this information with
friends, relatives, and church leaders. We believe that Christian
leaders throughout California will conclude that the public school is
no longer serving the best interests of families and that alternative
methods of education need to be promoted.

HSLDA has been at the forefront of homeschooling for nearly 25 years.
During this time, homeschooling has proven itself to be a superior
form of education. If you've experienced the blessings of
homeschooling, we strongly urge you to communicate with other parents
who are concerned about the direction of public schools to consider

Remember, S.B. 777 also affects charter schools. We agree with Roy
Hanson of FPM that the institutions covered by S.B. 777 include: 1) an
educational institution that receives, or benefits from, state
financial assistance, or 2) an educational institution that enrolls
pupils who receive state student financial aid. Private
homeschoolers, of course, do not fall under either of these
categories. For more information on SB 777 please read -

Please share this important information about the consequences of S.B.
777, and the possibility of homeschooling, with your friends,
relatives and church leaders.


J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

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