The state’s moves in recent years have been draconian, even banning counselors from helping students who want to rid themselves of unwanted same-sex attractions.
It’s why so many parents have chosen Christian schools for their children. But now the state is targeting that last remaining stronghold for faith and freedom.
And the Pacific Justice Institute is fighting back in a lawsuit brought by River View Christian Academy in rural northern California.
The school was hit with a SWAT-style raid prompted by “an internet rumor put forward by an online left-wing tabloid.”
There was no truth to the allegation the school “housed illegal drugs, stockpiled weapons, and was preparing for an end-times apocalypse.”
The state was duped” into ordering a raid that included “16 armed law enforcement from the California Highway Patrol, two canine units, and 17 social workers,” PJI said
The unannounced assault against the boarding school “terrified students and staff,” said PJI.
But it turned up no evidence.
It was, however, only the first wave in the state’s attack.
“Instead of apologizing for its dangerous blunder, the state doubled down and began imposing daily fines against the school for allegedly operating as an ‘unlicensed community care facility,’” PJI said.
“RVCA has actually operated as a private school for the past 25 years, filing an annual affidavit with the California Department of Education as do other private schools and homeschools in the state,” the legal team explained.
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