Incredible! Two wins!
Despite the otherwise left-wing tilt of the Golden State, proponents of religious liberty are fighting back and winning.
- In Stanislaus County, California, Kali Thomas wrote two poems for a homework assignment. Since the holiday season was right around the corner, she wrote one poem about reindeer and other poem about Jesus.
The teacher rejected the second poem, and told Kali: “You can’t write about Jesus in school.”
After the holiday break, Kali’s parents found her Jesus poem, crossed out with no credit.
They sought legal assistance from the Advocates for Faith and Freedom, who reminded them that hostility toward religious expression is against the law, the Thomas family met with school officials. They realized the teacher was wrong, and gave Kali full credit.
Here is Kali Thomas’ poem about Jesus:
Forgiving, loving, caring
Born on Christmas Day
- In Lake Elsinore, CA, Pastor Brett Masters established a community development office, the Dream Center, to help the needy, homeless, and otherwise struggling city residents to find jobs and develop their God-given potential. He later implemented a program called “Adopt-a-Block” to help clean up properties and help anyone else in need.
But the city planning commission blocked the project.
What followed? Thanks to Advocates for Faith and Freedom and their legal help, the project is moving forward.
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