Cornerstone Christian Academy in Alberta, Canada, is being told to stop teaching scriptures that may be considered “offensive.”

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Battle River School Division (BRSD) chair, Lauri Skori, told Cornerstone’s chair, Deanna Margel, that “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals should not be read or studied in school.”
Skori said it would be inappropriate for the school to share “any teachings that denigrate or vilify someone’s sexual orientation.”
“We’re talking about freedom of religion, but we’re (also) talking about freedom of expression,” said Margel. “We need every single word there to challenge us, to call us to greater understanding. It’s just so important.”
Cornerstone, a K-12 school, accepts funding from the Canadian government. It’s listed as an “alternate school.”
But Skori has been putting pressure on Cornerstone to hide their Christian values for quite some time. She even told Cornerstone remove a scripture about immortality written on a wall in the school. “Trustees enjoy the legal right to send their own kids to various schools that align with the parents’ beliefs and convictions,” said Carpay in a statement. “But these trustees have no right to impose their own ideology on schools they disagree with.”
Carpay also says this issue is one that relates to all schools in Canada. “The government’s duty of neutrality, required by the Supreme Court of Canada, means that a school board cannot dictate whether verses in the Torah, Koran, New Testament or Guru Granth Sahib are acceptable,” he said.

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