Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Wednesday 01/06/2016, 2:56pm
Ted Cruz made an effort to win over an influential subgroup of conservative evangelicals this week, announcing the formation of a “Homeschoolers For Cruz” coalition. While an estimated 1.8 million children in the U.S. are homeschooled, Cruz is aiming at a very specific segment of these: the politically powerful Christian conservative homeschooling movement. Signaling this, one of the three co-chairs of the new coalition is William Estrada, an official with the influential Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). Another is Vicki Crawford, a homeschooling mom and... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Tuesday 10/06/2015, 1:01pm
Michael Farris, the homeschooling activist and founder of Patrick Henry College, joined South Carolina pastor Kevin Boling on his “Knowing the Truth” radio program yesterday, where he claimed that Christians have entered a new “dark ages” of religious intolerance and “heresy trials” thanks to gay marriage. Recalling the ideologically diverse coalition that worked to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993 (which included us at People for the American Way), Farris claimed that the “political left” has since abandoned religious freedom... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/27/2015, 5:35pm
Teddy Wilson @ RH Reality Check: Report: Center for Medical Progress Videos Deceptively Edited, ‘Lack Credibility’. Kira Lerner @ Slate: Judge Shuts Down Kris Kobach’s Attempt To Disenfranchise Voters In Kansas Elections. Scott Eric Kaufman @ Salon: Dinesh D’Souza jokes about the deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward on Twitter. Jessica Huseman @ ProPublica: Small Group Goes to Great Lengths to Block Homeschooling Regulation. Daniel Marans & Kim Bellware @ The Huffington Post: Meet The Members Of Donald Trump’s White Supremacist Fan Club... MORE >
Michael Farris: Supreme Court Destroyed 'Entire Institution Of Our Courts' In Pursuit Of 'Rainbow Utopia'
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Tuesday 06/30/2015, 1:08pm
Michael Farris, the chancellor of Patrick Henry College and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, told Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson yesterday that with its ruling striking down bans on gay marriage, the Supreme Court threw out “the entire institution of our courts and our judiciary and respect for the law” in pursuit of a “rainbow utopia.” Repeating the Religious Right line that Justices Ruth Bader Kingsburg and Elena Kagan should have recused themselves from the case because they have officiated legal same-sex marriages, Farris suggested... MORE >
Homeschooling Leader: 'Your Kids Are Going To Be Bludgeoned To Death Intellectually And Spiritually' In Public Schools
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 05/13/2015, 1:50pm
Yesterday on “Washington Watch,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins hosted Mike Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association to discuss the purported threat gay rights poses to freedom in the U.S. Farris, who once worried that the Obama administration would let the United Nations take kids who wear glasses from their homes, didn’t disappoint, joining Perkins in calling on parents to take their kids out of public schools because of their LGBT-inclusive policies. “The forces of officialdom,” Farris said, are “making it very difficult to see... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 04/02/2015, 12:50pm
Mike Farris, the Religious Right activist who leads Patrick Henry College and the Home School Legal Defense Association, appeared on “The Lars Larson Show” on Tuesday to defend Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law. Farris dedicated most of the interview to claiming — falsely — that Indiana’s law is no different from other versions of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed on the federal level and in other states. “We are going backwards on religious liberty, back to the Dark Ages of toleration, back to the witch trials, back to the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 09/11/2014, 2:48pm
This week, a number of American Religious Right activists are participating an in international forum on “large families and the future of mankind,” which is organized and funded by a number of close allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin and kicked off its session at the Kremlin yesterday with the reading of a personal message from Putin himself. Among the Americans speaking at the forum, according to a preliminary schedule, are the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute’s Austin Ruse, Family Watch... MORE >
Homeschooling Leader Distances Himself From 'Dangerous' Christian Patriarchy Movement Promoted By Duggars
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 08/28/2014, 3:43pm
Michael Farris, one of the leaders of the conservative homeschooling movement and the founder of Patrick Henry College, issued a harsh condemnation of the “Christian patriarchy” movement today, calling the ideology famously promoted by the Duggar clan “dangerous” and saying that it hurts the homeschooling movement’s image. Two leaders of the Christian patriarchy movement — Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard — have been hit with sexual harassment and abuse charges in the past year, which has drawn attention to the movement’s teachings —... MORE >
Pat Robertson: Gays & Islamists Are Allies So 'Let Them Kill Themselves'
6/14/16 @ 11:40am
Tom DeLay: Obama Is A Communist 'Muslim Sympathizer' Who 'Hates America'
6/15/16 @ 3:30pm
Ted Cruz, Who Attended Event Calling For Gays To Be Put To Death, Delivers Characteristically Smug Response To Orlando Attack
6/13/16 @ 2:00pm
Anti-LGBT Pastor Steven Anderson Applauds Orlando Massacre: 'There's Fifty Less Pedophiles In The World'
6/13/16 @ 11:45am
Walid Shoebat: 'The Only Ones Moaning Over Fifty Gays Slaughtered Are Liberals, Idiots And Gay Lovers'
6/13/16 @ 10:15am