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A Christian society in Canada has filed a lawsuit claiming it was punished by a school district for refusing to censor certain biblical references.

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A Christian society in Canada has filed a lawsuit claiming it was punished by a school district for refusing to censor certain biblical references.

The Cornerstone Christian Society of Camrose and three parents of the Cornerstone Christian Academy are suing the Battle River School Division No. 31 after the school’s agreement with the public school district was unilaterally terminated earlier this year.

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The lawsuit, filed by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, claims that the Society, which has had held a master agreement with the BRSD to serve as a Christian alternative program since 2009, lost its agreement in June after it initially refused to remove 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 from a revised academy “vision and purpose” document and scrub religious teachings that could be deemed offensive.

Although the school and BRSD had instituted a five-year agreement in 2015, when Cornerstone submitted its vision and purpose document in January 2017, the school was told by division officials that they must remove the biblical passage.

“[B]ased on the position of the Minister of Education and Alberta Education, we do not support leaving this reference in the document,” the lawsuit quotes Imogene Walsh, BRSD assistant superintendent of business, as writing in an email to the school district on Jan. 30.

The Corinthians passage states: “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.”

“The Verses reflect Evangelical religious beliefs that BRSD was well aware are foundational to Cornerstone’s religious character,” the lawsuit explains. “BRSD’s request to remove the Verses was a profound interference with the religious character and religious freedoms of the Applicants, as well as the contractual agreement between the parties evidenced by the Master Agreement.”

According to lawsuit, the master agreement states that BRSD recognizes that Cornerstone is “an educational setting which operates in accordance with the religious beliefs, core values.”

The lawsuit also claims that Laurie Skori, then chair of BRSD Board of Trustees, told the school in an email in May that the concern is about “any actions, teachings or scripture that results in any student, staff member, parent or other stakeholder from being discriminated against based on any protected grounds.”

“For example, any teachings that denigrate or vilify someone’s sexual orientation, since that appears to be the focus, would not permit the school board to meet with its legal obligation,” Skori wrote.

Although Cornerstone eventually agreed to remove the verse from the document in early June, the agreement was official terminated on June 29 and will be effective in June 2018.

“BRSD was not satisfied with the removal of the Verses. Ms. Skori wrote the same day in response to require Cornerstone to make a further concession: that it would not use any Scripture that ‘could be considered inappropriate,'” the lawsuit explains.

In a statement, Justice Centre President John Carpay stated that the school district “acted out of anti-religious prejudice and ideological discrimination” and further argued that the district “lost sight of the best interests of the children.”

According to the court application, the case will be heard on April 17 at a court in Wetaskiwin. The school is seeking a stay of the school district’s decision.

“In attempting to censor the teaching of Biblical sexuality, and in attempting to prevent the Society from communication with staff and parents, BRSD breached its obligations under the Master Agreement, the School Act, the Alberta Bill of Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” Carpay added.

In June, Skori explained that the school district was “disappointed” with how Cornerstone went public with the school’s request that offensive verses be removed, saying that the situation was turned into a “public spectacle.”

“We are now at the center of a firestorm as a result of information distributed without our knowledge, by the Cornerstone Christian School Society board and their partner in this process, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms,” Lori was quoted by CBC News as saying. “Hate mail is flowing, misinformation and fear-mongering are widespread. The Cornerstone society has compromised our reputation, risked our safety and broken our trust.”

Skori also denied that the school district was trying to restrict religious teachings.

“The board does not want to get involved in things like that. I think it’s up to the school to decide what things are appropriate or not,” Skori stated.

 

Source: Christian Post

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Moses Bliss Gets “Bigger Everyday” As Single Tops Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart [Sept 2020]

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The International Association of Christian Media Practitioners [IACMP] releases the September edition of the Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart. “Bigger Everyday” by Moses Bliss featuring Festizie, Membrane, Uwa, Chris Heaven & Temple is at the number one spot on this edition.

The collaborative effort by Limoblaze and Ada Ehi titled “Okay” is at the number 2 spot. The video of the single accrued over a 100K views in its first week.

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While the new single by Sinach titled “Peace in the Storm” is at the number 3 spot, Mercy Chinwo, Yadah, Onos Ariyo and Dunsin Oyekan all retained a spot on the chart with their previous entries.

Please see the complete chart below:

  1. Moses Bliss – Bigger Everyday
  2. Limoblaze – Okay
  3. Sinach – Peace in the Storm
  4. Frank Edwards – Chioma (Afro Vibe)
  5. Mercy Chinwo – Na You Dey Reign
  6. Samsong – Jesus (Feat. Mercy Chinwo)
  7. GUC – Knowing You
  8. Yadah – Onye Inaputara
  9. Onos Ariyo – Goodness and Mercy (ft. PITA)
  10. Dunsin Oyekan – More Than A Song

The IACMP Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart uses popular votes from about 54 Gospel music blogs & online radio stations all over Nigeria, online music statistics such as charts from Gospel music blogs all over Nigeria. Also views, downloads, streams, external Gospel music charts and the decision of 2 panels (a 4-man and a 6-man panel) as criteria to determine the song that makes the monthly chart. The chart is the most credible Gospel music chart in Nigeria.

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GUC Proposes To Girlfriend Nene Ntuk

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GUC Proposes To Girlfriend Nene Ntuk.

Trending songs Desperate and All that matters crooner GUC who is signed to Eezee Conceptz gave the love of his life the best birthday present so far.

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Today the second of October 2020 was Nene’s birthday and during the celebration, minister GUC popped the question “will you marry me?”

Excitedly, Nene gave a yes to the question. GUC and Nene has been friends from University days as they both attended the university of Port Harcourt and also served together at same church in Port Harcourt.

Congratulations to GUC and Nene, wedding bells are ringing.

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Event: Virtual Edition Of “The Ark” Worship Experience With Moji Alawiye PMA

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“October 1,2020, Nigeria’s Independence will be 60years….6 decades of ONE NATION BOUND yet in freedom…

“Since I was 8 years old, I have hoped to live ‘My Nigerian Dream’

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“The Nation has moved from one Political Party to another, From this Tribe and then to the other, it’s been a rollercoaster experience towards ‘the Nigerian Dream’ Some even said, there is no such thing as a Nigerian Dream.

Nigeria has been in Warfare though but VICTORY IS WON even as we join forces together in WORSHIP AND PRAISE THIS OCTOBER 1, 2020 (2 Chronicles 20:20)

A new season in Nigeria is upon us…as we worship, God will usher us into a new realm of Glory. I can boldly say, welcome to the Nigeria of your dream

My name is Moji Alawiye, and I would like to invite you to this virtual Worship Experience Live.

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