Board votes to shut down Alberta Christian school for teaching Bible verses about sexuality

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An Alberta Christian school that clashed with its school division over teaching certain Bible verses may be forced to shut down.  The Battle River School Division voted last week to close Cornerstone Christian Academy in Kingman, Alta., southeast of Edmonton at the end of the school year.

The relationship started to fray about a year ago when the school division asked the school to stop teaching certain Bible verses that discussed sexuality.  School division trustees said that they believed the verses could contravene Alberta’s human rights code. School board chairman Kendall Severson said that was eventually dealt with, but the bigger issue was a lack of co-operation.  “We can’t work together with an organization that’s got legal action against us, and not willing to come together and work on an agreement.”

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