David Hines and his team have set up a GiveALittle Donation Page to allow people to contribute to the legal costs of supporting Secular Education in a Judicial Review to be held in late April. David Hines and a group of parents affected by religious instruction have filed to join court action against the Ministry of Education. Over the last several months David Hines has attempted to bring the complaints of parents whose children experienced religious discrimination in state primary schools to the attention of the Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Education. After the Human Rights Commission dropped the complaints and the Ministry reneged on commitments to issue guidelines David was left with little alternative to join Jeff McClintock’s action against Red Beach School and the Ministry of Education.
Opposing secular education is the Ministry of Education and Red Beach School with the Christian Education Commission providing assistance. It is a David and Goliath struggle with the highest paid legal experts opposing them. It is critical that those who support a secular school system, where children are safe and welcome regardless of faith, support and help fund this effort.