InterChurch News 

'A truthful witness saves lives' -Proverbs 14:25

Member: California Newspaper Publishers Assoc. / Digital News  

 February 2024 | Est. 2013  

 

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InterChurch News

believes in preserving First Amendment and

California State Constitutional rights

for the Christian in the home, the workplace,

public and private schools

-- and church.  

 

Church & School Rights

 

Photos: Chauncy 'Slim' Killens (above, L) can be seen -- and heard -- protesting on street corners in southwestern Riverside County. Volunteers solicit signatures (above, R) October 11, 2023 outside Ronald Roberts Temecula Library for the recall petition aimed at three recently elected conservative Temecula Valley USD councilmembers now accused of 'bad governance,' 'wasting taxpayer money' and 'breaking the law, incurring fines.' 

-Photos InterChurch News

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Resources to

Know and Defend

Your parental rights

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Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is on the frontlines providing legal assistance to intervene on behalf of Christians in protecting their constitutional rights as parents and citizens. The ADF website provides news and updates on current cases. ADF offers a parent's tool kit (Download version) on Critical Race Theory (CRT). 

'Everything You Need To Know

About Parent's Rights In Public Schools'

-Revised, March 28, 2023

-Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)

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Protecting and Defending Religious Freedom

'The NCRF is 501(c)4 political action non-profit that exists to proactively defend the constitutional rights of religious Freedom ... the NCFR is legally permitted to promote and endorse political candidates and can also support or oppose legislation or ballot initiatives.'

 -National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF)

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Need more troops for Pro-Family Activism?

A leading pro-family activist organization with state chapters in California that 'provides the information and guidance people need to confront assaults on the traditional family, school children, and the moral foundation of society.'

-Mass Resistance

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Additional Helps / Watchdogs

Our Watch / Valley News

Freedom To Choose USA / Firefighters 4 Freedom

Health Freedom Defense Fund / California Parents Union

California parents United / Project Veritas 

Golden State Strategy & Fundraising Company / Reform California

Home School Legal Defense Association

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'... Let it be Known to you, O king,

that we are not going to serve your gods

or worship the golden image

that you have set up.'

-Daniel 3:18

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NEWS, LAWSUITS

American Library Association 'Banned Books Week' ignores real banned books -Mass Resistance, October 2, 2023 / Newsom signs AB 1078 -- California bans book bans and textbook censorship in schools -Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Sept. 25, 2023 / Murrieta parents celebrate school board's parental notification policy for reporting student gender ID transitions; state protests vote -Valley News, August 11, 2023 / After nearly 3 hours of open mic, board discussion at Friday night special meeting, TVUSD board votes unanimously to accept controversial 'Social Studies Alive!' K-5 textbook curriculum -- with conditions -Valley News, July 22, 2023 / Calif. state official escorted out of school board meeting on gender policy -Daily Wire, July 21, 2023 / Temecula school board to vote again on social studies curriculum in special meeting, Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. (Livestream available) -Press Enterprise, July 20, 2023 / Chino Valley School Board votes 4-1 teachers to notify parents if a student is changing gender identity, pronouns, choosing opposite sex bathroom in school; Calif. uninvited Calif. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond booted from meeting -Press Enterprise, July 21, 2023 / Calif. school superintendent kicked out, 'verbally attacked' at Chino Valley school board meeting -FOX KTVU, July 21, 2023 / Newsom announces contract to secure textbooks for students in Temecula -Office of Governor Newsom, July 19, 2023 / Temecula Valley school board trustee warns of impending AB 1078, clarifies her position to protect student's, parent's rights and uphold educational statutes (warning: vulgar word images from script excerpt of 'Angels over America' assigned in local drama class) -Valley News, July 14, 2023 / Temecula Valley school board president responds to Newsom's threatening tweet -Valley News, July 14, 2023 / Newsom orders state to send social studies textbooks to Temecula school district -- proposes $1.5 million fine -SF Chronicle, July 13, 2023 / One Temecula Valley PAC disputes Congressman Darrell Issa letter -One Temecula Valley PAC Press  Release, July 12, 2023 / California state senator tells parents to grab their kids and 'flee' state amid proposed AB 957 that would take kids away from non-affirming parents -Daily Signal, June 13, 2023 / Temecula Valley USD under investigation by California Dept. of Education after Harvey Milk/social studies curriculum flap -East BayTimes, June 12, 2023 / Why Gavin Newsom, state leaders are paying attention to Temecula's newly elected conservative majority school board -Press Enterprise, June 10, 2023 / 'Challenge accepted!' says TVUSD Board president responding to Gov. Newsom threat -Valley News, June 8, 2023Temecula school board president calls Harvey Milk 'pedophile' before book banning vote (Ed. Note: CBS News editorialized the Board supervisor's 'pedophile' May 16 meeting statement (referring to Milk) as 'baseless,' however click here to view references for the charge), CBS News, June 5, 2023 / Covenant shooter will haunt kids 'from beyond the grave' if writings are released, parents say -WSMV4, May 31, 2023 Parent approaches Temecula Unified School District Board Meeting with excerpts from assigned local high school drama class material containing sexually explicit content, sexual violence (video) -Our Watch, May 16, 2023 / ACLJ Lawsuit: Nevada public school forces child to perform pornographic script, lies to parents and bans mom from reading script to school board -American Center for Law & Justice, May 11, 2023 / Bishop Unified School District to Pay $400,000 and Conduct Training for All Employees in Settlement Agreement for Harming Students During COVID-19 Pandemic -Health Freedom Defense, May 11, 2023 / English court rules 4-year old can be forced to join LGBTQ Pride Parade (video) -CBN News, May 4, 2023SoCal Christian teacher fired for refusing to comply with public school gender ideology, 'lie to parents' -Advocates for Faith & Freedom, March 22, 2023 / Federal lawsuit filed challengiing CA Dept. of Social Services cancellation of church school from child food program  -Advocates for Faith & Freedom, March 16, 2023 / SoCal teacher says she was fired for not hiding student's gender preferences from parents -Eyewitness News, March 14, 2023 / Murrieta's 'Our Watch' files lawsuit challenging California's Transgender Sanctuary Bill -Press Release, Advocates for Faith & Freedom, March 7, 2023 / RivCo-based nonprofit sues California over constitutionality of transgender sanctuary law -KESQ, March 7, 2023 / Our Watch, a parental rights nonprofit based in Murrieta, files federal lawsuit over California's 'sanctuary state' legislative-passed law for in-state or out-of-state minors seeking transgender procedures -FOX News, March 7, 2023 / During the unprecedented 2020-21 COVID-19 lockdowns, a California church became the target of an unprecedented government surveillance operation -Silent Lunch, March 5, 2023 / California Teacher is fired after refusing to hide gender transitions from parents and saying it went against her beliefs: 'I realized that I couldn't be a Christian and a teacher' -Daily Mail, February 15, 2023 / Chico woman files federal lawsuit against Chico USD, claims violation of 14th Amenedment over district counselor allegedly 'facilitating social transition' of plaintiff's daughter -Chico Enterprise Record, January 14, 2023 / New Evangelical school board majority exposes deep polarization in Temecula -EdSource, December 19, 2022 Conservative Christians eye control of southwest RivCo school boards -Patch, November 9, 2022 / Conservative Christian PAC's 7 school board candidates running in Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula -Press Enterprise, August 17, 2022 / Shocking sexual Indoctrination in California's K-12 public schoolsTipping Point video interview with Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute / The Transgender Movement took this California mom's daughter's life (YouTube) -Daily Signal, March 23, 2022

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Citations providing basis for probable cause to refer to Harvey Milk as a pedophile:

1. Woke US Navy names ship after accused pedophile Harvey Milk -PM., November 8, 2021;

2. The Truth About Harvey Milk, -Illinois Family Institute, May 17, 2012 

3. "In a 1982 biography of Milk, 'The Mayor of Castro Street,' the late journalist Randy Shilts ('And the Band Played On') describes a relationship he said Milk, then 33, had with a 16-year old named John Galen McKinley. McKinley was living with another man 'when he came in one day to announce that a handsome businessman twice his age was vying for his affection,' a passage on page 30 read. '... Within a few weeks, McKinley moved into Harvey Milk's Upper West Side apartment (in New York City). They bought a dog named Trick, a cat they callled Trade and settled into a middle class domestice marriage. At thirty-three, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him,' Shilts wrote."

'The Mayor of Castro Street' book excerpt from: 'Curriculum that mentions SF gay rights leader Harvey Milk blocked by Southern California school board' -East Bay Times, June 5, 2023


The Apostle Paul to Timothy: 

'First of all, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions,

that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.'

-1 Timothy 2:1-6

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IRS

The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention

by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations

How the IRS will judge what you do (or) what the law says

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Pacific Justice Institute Attorney:

Churches may oppose legislation,

gather referendum signatures

10.04.13.

IC News: Are California churches violating IRS rules regarding political activity by gathering signatures on the AB1266 referendum?

Pacific Justice Institute (a California-based Constitutional rights law firm):

The two main rules churches need to know about are fairly straightforward:

First, churches and other 501(c)(3) nonprofits may get directly involved in opposing or supporting legislation, including citizen ballot initiatives and referenda. This means that churches can not only allow signature gathering, but can unapologetically endorse or oppose such measures from the pulpit.

The IRS requires that this type of political involvement not become a "substantial" part of the churches total time and resource, but in practical terms, even churches that are very active in legislative issues spend only a tiny percentage of their total budget, church service time, etc., on these issues and therefore are on safe ground.

The second major thing churches need to know is that the IRS says nonprofits cannot endorse or oppose particular people running for office, or political parties. It is noteworthy that the IRS has not sought to enforce this rule against churches in several years, and PJI believes a strong case can be made that the rule is unconstitutional, but churches should be aware that this rule is at least on the books.

Matthew B. Reynolds

Staff Attorney

Pacific Justice Institute www.pji.org

Take Action!

Pentagon doctors say seven-year old children

are capable of making decisions for transgender treatment.

Send email to your Washington D.C. representatives to protest

the use of Christian tax dollars to promote and fund

Biden Administration adolescent 'gender affirming care.'

Click here 

to be directed to 

Intercessors for America (IFA).

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11.05.13

Expressing faith in class work and homework

U.S. Department of Education

defines religious liberties

in public schools:

  • You can pray, read your Bible or other religious material, and talk about your faith at school: "Students may pray when not engaged in school activities or instruction ... students may read their Bibles or other scriptures, say grace before meals, and pray or study religious materials with fellow students during recess, the lunch hour, or other non-instructional time to the same extent that they may engage in nonreligious activities.

  • You can organize prayer groups and religious clubs, and announce your meetings: "Students may organize prayer groups, religious clubs, and "See You at the Pole" gatherings before school to the same extent that students are permitted to organize other non-curricular student activities groups. Such groups must be given the same access to school facilities for assembling as is given to other non-curricular groups, without discrimination because of the religious content of their expression. School authorities possess substantial discretion concerning whether to permit the use of school media for student advertising or announcements regarding non-curricular activities. However, where student groups that meet for nonreligious activities are permitted to advertise or announce their meetings -- for example, by advertising in a student newspaper, making announcements on a student activities bulletin board or public address system, or handing out leaflets -- school authorities may not discriminate against groups who meet to pray."
  • You can express your faith in your class work and homework: "Students may express their beliefs about religion in homework, artwork, and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content of their submissions. Such home and classroom work should be judged by ordinary academic standards of substance and relevance and against other legitimate pedagogical concerns identified by the school. Thus, if a teacher's assignment involves writing a poem, the work of a student who submits a poem in the form of a prayer (for example, a psalm) should be judged on the basis of academic standards (such as literary quality) and neither penalized nor rewarded on account of its religious content."

-- Excerpts provided by Gateways to Better Education Religious Freedom DayFor the complete document explaining students' religious liberties, visit here.

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School Buses

Southwestern Riverside County school district websites

Menifee Unified School District

Murrieta Unified School District

Temeucla Unified School District

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Our Watch

Our Watch maintains current listings of upcoming meetings

at local southwestern Riverside County school boards, city councils

and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors meetings.

'There is power in numbers when people with Judeo-Christian values attend these meetings

and show support for those speaking about important topics ...'

-Our Watch 

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Riverside County November 8, 2022 Election Results

Local 412 Church Pastor TIm Thompson, a law enforcement chaplain, arrested in Sacramento peaceful protest over the state's church and business COVID-19 lockdown orders -PJ Media, May 8, 2020

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