The Battle River School Division, just east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is pushing Christians to censor Bible verses because they aren’t aligned with the ‘agenda of tolerance.’
A Canadian Christian school is being forced to censor The Word of God, by the division it joined in 2009. The former private school issues a handbook to students and within that handbook are two verses that ‘the agenda of tolerance’ wholeheartedly disagrees with. The verses under fire speak the truth against modern day culture and are meant to separate Christians from the world.
The two scriptures that the district wish to remove are;
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Both of the scriptures mentioned above speak the truth about the homosexual movement and the transgender movement. The scriptures state the movements are anti-Christian, they are anti-Bible, and they are anti-God.
Diane Hutchinson, a spokeswoman for the Battle River School Division, stated that the school should remove those verses and replace them with ones specifically about love; “There is a lot of love in the word of God,” she said. “We were concerned about that specific piece of Scripture, given today’s legislation and sensitive environment.”
Unfortunately, the Cornerstone school obliged to the whims of the administration and has temporarily removed the verses from the student handbook. However, the school’s board chair, Deanna Margel, is concerned that the division wants to limit what Christian students can be taught, given that they can block any Bible passage from the classroom if it is deemed offensive to a particular group of students.
“It’s a restriction on freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of speech,” Margel said. “It’s a violation of our constitutional freedom in Canada.”
Hutchinson believes that the board will suggest it might be best if the partnership between Battle River and Cornerstone be dissolved. The very reality that scripture in a Christian school can be censored is shocking, but it is the state of the world that we are living in.
Restrictions on Scripture being taught in the classroom is similar to communist China, and one day, if the New World Order has its way, restrictions will be placed on the entirety of the Word of God because it would be deemed ‘offensive’ to the state. Such a reality is perhaps around the corner with the way the culture of the world is so opposed to the Bible.