‘It’s freedom of religion!’ Fury as school told to stop teaching offensive bible passages

Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Paul Martin

A SCHOOL has been warned to stop teaching bible passages that may be deemed offensive to the lesbian and gay community.

Sat, Jul 1, 2017

Cornerstone Christian Academy, a publicly funded school, was told certain scriptures “should not be read or studied”.

Staff at the school in Alberta, Canada were told by email some bible passages can “denigrate or vilify” the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.

The demand from the school’s funding body the Battle River School Division (BRSD) sparked outrage.

Cornerstone Chair Deanna Margel branded the email “shocking”.

She said: “We’re talking about freedom of religion, but we’re also talking about freedom of expression.

“We need every single word there to challenge us, to call us to greater understanding. It’s just so important.”

BRSD chair Lauri Skori said it would be inappropriate for the school to share “any teachings that denigrate or vilify someone’s sexual orientation”.

Earlier this year, the school removed a passage from Corinthians about immorality from its website following a request from BRSD.

The school is said to be seeking legal advice from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom (JCCF).

A JCCF spokesman said the school’s funding body “have no right to impose their own ideology on schools they disagree with”.

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