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School board pressures Alberta Christian school to censor Bible verse

Cornerstone Christian Academy says Canadian's ability to speak freely hangs in the balance

School board pressures Alberta Christian school to censor Bible verse

The meeting of the Camrose school board Thursday was supposed to be about getting one of its schools to abide by the board's request to drop a questionable Bible verse from its student handbook.

But now the relationship between that school and the board is up in the air.

Parents and supporters of the Cornerstone Christian Academy packed the meeting of the Battle River School Division board after they were invited by Deanna Margel, the Christian academy's chairperson.

She was worried the school board would eventually try to dictate what Bible verses the academy could teach.

"There shouldn't be restrictions on what's considered offensive," said Margel. "That's a violation of freedom of expression and freedom of speech."

One reference, from Corinthians, suggests that neither "fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate ... shall inherit the kingdom of God."

This article continues at [CBC News] Camrose school board, Christian academy no closer to resolution over contentious Bible verse

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