Press Releases

Special Bulletin: Homeschool Ruling Vacated; Court Will Reconsider

26 Mar, 2008

California – Pacific Justice Institute has just received word that the court ruling which declared most forms of homeschooling unlawful in California has been vacated. This means the Rachel L. decision, which has sparked a nationwide uproar, will not go into … Read More

Media/Action Alert: Sacramento Library Board May Increase Access to Porn

24 Mar, 2008

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento Public Library Authority Board is being pushed by the ACLU to increase access to pornography on taxpayer funded computers. The Board will consider the ACLU’s demands at its meeting this Thursday, March 27, in the chambers … Read More

Special Bulletin: PJI Files Court Documents in Home School Case

25 Feb, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Late Friday, Pacific Justice Institute filed numerous court documents in response to the Rachel L. homeschool decision. PJI formally asked the Second District Court of Appeal to allow Sunland Christian Schools to intervene in the case. The family … Read More

Under Pressure, Lawmaker Amends Bill Forcing Charities to Disclose Employees’ Sexual Orientation

19 Feb, 2008

Sacramento, CA – Following public outcry and opposition from pro-family organizations to AB 624, its author has deleted some of its most controversial provisions. Earlier this month, PJI reported that AB 624 would require large charities to disclose and post on … Read More

California Irony: Cathedral City Calls Church Message a “Nuisance”

12 Feb, 2008

Cathedral City, CA – A small church has found itself facing the wrath of local government for a simple yet profound message painted on its roof. In a twist of irony that appears to have been lost on local officials, the … Read More

CA Bill Would Force Charities to Disclose Sexual Orientation of Employees, Grantees

4 Feb, 2008

Sacramento, CA – A bill working its way through the California legislature would require large charities to disclose the race, gender and sexual orientations of their board members, employees, grant recipients and subcontractors. The bill, AB 624, would affect private, corporate … Read More

PJI Counters ACLU, Planned Parenthood Efforts to End Parental Notification

30 Jan, 2008

San Diego, CA – The ACLU and Planned Parenthood are pushing San Diego’s school board to end longstanding policies which require parental notification when students are pregnant and contemplating abortion, and parental consent before students leave campus, including trips to abortion … Read More

Parent, PJI Push School Board to Limit R-rated Films in Class

22 Jan, 2008

Huntington Beach, CA – The Huntington Beach Union High School District is moving to limit the showing of R-rated films in class after a parent complained that films laced with profanity, sexual themes and drug use were being shown to her … Read More

PJI Testifies to Support Bill To Protect Faith-Based Ministries

16 Jan, 2008

Sacramento, CA – The California legislature held hearings yesterday on a bill designed to protect faith-based organizations from government intrusion into hiring and membership decisions. The bill, sponsored by Pacific Justice Institute and carried by Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, was opposed at … Read More

Biological Male Demands Right to Breast Enlargement, Sues Catholic Hospital

8 Jan, 2008

San Francisco, CA – A Catholic hospital in the Bay Area has been sued by a transgender person for declining to assist a sex change with breast enlargement surgery. Charlene Hastings, who was born male, works for the city of San … Read More