An “unusual bump in the road”


The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. And it’s a command Albertan Christians are well versed in:

A rural Alberta school board said it’s cutting ties with a Christian school that wanted to include a Bible verse condemning “men who have sex with men” in its student handbook.

In a statement issued Friday, the Camrose-based Battle River school board said it will terminate an agreement to operate the Cornerstone Christian Academy in Kingman, Alta., in June 2018.

“This is not a decision we have reached lightly,” school trustee Kendall Severson said in the statement.

The increasingly difficult relationship with the school’s society was not in the best interest of students, and prompted the board to end the agreement, vice-chairwoman Lorrie Sitler said Friday.

The school board wanted Cornerstone’s governing society to sign a communication agreement that amounted to a “gag order,” which it was unwilling to do, it said in a news release.

“We are deeply saddened by the BRSD’s decision to terminate our agreement,” school society chairwoman Deanna Margel said in a statement. “It seems unwise, and completely unnecessary, to throw away years of productive co-operation in mere weeks because we’ve simply hit an unusual bump in the road.”

Human rights have been explicitly acknowledged on the basis of sexual orientation since 1996. The country (and province) have ginned up so many controversies, because the Good Christians have had to be told, on the end of a long stick, to stop being an asshole ever since then.

And after 21 fuck mothering years, Deanna Margel, cultist of the Cult of Habitual Lying, wants to pretend this is some kind of unforeseen circumstance, totally random and tragic.

Historians will look back on us in this time and wonder how twisted our morality had to be in order to tolerate this.

Fuck. Your. Euphemisms.

-Shiv

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