Sign the Petition: School Board Meltdown Over Use of Bible Verse


Sign the Petition: School Board Meltdown Over Use of Bible Verse


An evangelical Christian school in Alberta is under attack from the local school board because of their Christian beliefs, after being told that they cannot teach “offensive” scripture.

Outrageously, the Battle River School Division demanded that Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) stop teaching “offensive” scripture that indicts sexual activity outside of marriage between a man and a woman as sin.

Tell the school board that their anti-religious bigotry is unacceptable! ALL CANADIANS MAY SIGN!

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The offending verse, used in the school’s statement of faith, was 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. It reads:

“Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

When CCA accepted the school board’s demands, they soon learned that it wouldn’t be enough… Not only would CCA have to remove the verse from its statement of faith, but also “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals should not be read or studied in school.”

What, are school boards now censorship boards that get to determine which parts of scripture a religious school may teach? This is absurd!

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The school’s Chair, Deanna Margel, explained to the National Post why the school cannot adhere to the school board’s demands. “You can’t just pick and choose those scriptures,” she said. “We need every single word there to challenge us, to call us to greater understanding. It’s just so important.”

She pointed out that this is not only a religious freedom issue, but also a matter of academic freedom and freedom of expression.

Sign the petition to send a message to the Battle River School Division that you won’t tolerate their attacks on CCA’s religious liberty in education! Every signature sends an email message to the school board containing the text of the petition, so sign now to let them know we won’t tolerate their anti-religious bigotry!

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Thanks for getting involved, I appreciate your help with this!

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Josh Craddock and the entire CitizenGO team