July 14, 2017

UPDATE: Anti-Christian bigotry in the Battle River School Division

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

I have to bring you an update to the story we covered about the Battle River School Division.

Remember those bigots?

The BRSD chair, a woman named Lori Skori, sent a letter to Cornerstone Christian Academy, a religious Christian that operates within BRSD asking the small Christian school to censor portions of the Bible being taught to students.

It was an outrageous violation of religious freedom by an elected body charged with protecting the rights of students and it set off an international firestorm. You can get the full story at TheRealBigots.Com

But it wasn't over. The BRSD is doubling down.

This time BRDS wanted Cornerstone to sign a gag order preventing Cornerstone from going public with their concerns about the school board. If Cornerstone wanted to go public with something, they would have to give the board 96 hours saying “Cornerstone Society has compromised our reputation, risked our safety and broken our trust.”

No, BRSD, you ruined your own reputation with your anti-Christian malarkey.

Cornerstone refused to say that their parents and the community in which they operate are owed transparency and proper communication.

Can you imagine?  A publicly elected school board, using public dollars, is demanding secrecy so they can violate the religious freedom of others in privacy. This is Canada. We don't operate that way.   

But the whole thing gets even weirder. That school board Lori Skori,  the one who created this whole mess actually went to the home of Cornerstones chair, Dianna Mergel, to try to get her to sign the gag order. Mergel refused.

Think this story couldn't get any stranger? Think again.

After trying to bully Dianna Mergel at her home, Skori and the BRDS  are now claiming Skori is the victim in all of this saying the attention caused by the board going public has made Skori the victim of “accusatory messages”.

What BRSD means is Skori was subject to scrutiny for her bad actions as a publicly elected official and she doesn't like it.

Now BRDS  has terminated its relationship with Cornerstone and is evicting the school from the building the board owns.Unless all this bigotry directed at the school is resolved in the next 12 months, the school with have to close.

The Education Ministry released a statement saying

“Alberta Education will work with Battle River School Division and Cornerstone Christian Academy, as necessary, to ensure that the needs of all students are met”

Thanks for nothing. The NDP are sitting on their hands and watching from a distance as a tiny religious school is bullied by bigots on their school board in such a way that it will cause a much-needed school to close. And here I thought the NDP were great defenders of public education.

If you want to help Cornerstone Christian Academy in their legal fight because they aren't going to be getting any help from the NDP education minister go to TheRealBigots.Com to donate to their legal fund.

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commented 2017-07-15 15:33:55 -0400
Ministry of education a la George Orwell with Lori Skori "visiting"Mergel at her home intimidating her!
Egregious effrontery Ms. Skori! Step down from your post you are a disgrace to all Canadian values.
God help us that this caliber of “intolerant” person is in a position of authority!
commented 2017-07-15 06:34:29 -0400
Modern Canada seems to be moving in quite a dangerous direction … glad to see the Rebel Media exposing this threat to democracy.
commented 2017-07-15 00:29:54 -0400
As long as that Eggen fascist is in “power”, this crap won’t stop. Eggen is a egomaniac who is pro-Islam & anti-Christian. His gender confused existence is proof of his incompetence.
It’s time Christians take a stand & get involved in this jihad against their Liberty & Freedom.
It is NOT a “sin” to defend oneself!
commented 2017-07-14 22:20:19 -0400
Now might be a great time to file a complaint with the commie NDP about publicly funded mosques preaching their hate. Koran 2:191 “Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” I would love to hear what no neck Eggen has to say on the topic.
commented 2017-07-14 21:34:00 -0400
Bill Elder – I totally agree.

I wonder too, since the parents are the taxpayers, if they can’t do a petition demanding a Christian school in their district, and, since they’re the only one’s around, they get to stay open!! lol.
commented 2017-07-14 21:12:02 -0400
No interaction between the public and a public body can bee “secret” – gag orders are a tool of fascist administration – this is a clear case of religious persecution and should be tried in CoQB as such.
commented 2017-07-14 20:35:03 -0400
Mr. Netterville, truth hurts isn’t it? It shows some significant mental weakness to start name calling those you disagree with! Christians ought to informed about the state of their brethren. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”.
commented 2017-07-14 20:24:03 -0400
Lori Skori grossly overstepped in the first place with the ban on Bible passages; then this became highly inappropriate when she showed up at the home of the Chair of Cornerstone Academy demanding she sign a gag order. The Academy has legal representation this highly bigoted school board trustee had no business attending Dianna Mergel’s home, this is harassment. BRDS are in the wrong. Lori Skori is a crying bully!
commented 2017-07-14 19:15:24 -0400
Peter Netterville: you can go back to your mom’s basement now.
commented 2017-07-14 17:51:06 -0400
@ Gary Wiebe & Adriaan Verhulst

It is quite possible that they do not even know about this since it is not being covered in the main stream media at all, but only on The Rebel. So if they do not visit The Rebel (or even know about The Rebel) then they will never know.

But I imagine you two goons would rather jump down hard of the churches in Alberta. Does it make you feel like a man?
commented 2017-07-14 17:06:00 -0400
Gary, They are too busy rock & rolling and entertaining the sheeple in their million dollar buildings!
commented 2017-07-14 16:11:52 -0400
Where is the outcry from the Alberta churches? The silence is deafening.
commented 2017-07-14 15:59:35 -0400
They want their perverted education plan in place!
commented 2017-07-14 15:55:05 -0400
Don’t kid yourself the NDP are behind this action by the school board. Make sure these school board trustees are not re-elected in the fall.