May 02, 2018

UPDATE: School board votes to CLOSE Cornerstone Christian Academy (but parents have a plan)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


I've got another update to bring you about the real bigots at the Battle River School Division (BRSD).

It all began when a bureaucrat at the Battle River School Division named Lori Skori, ordered a school to stop teaching passages in the Bible that she personally disagreed with.

Skori demanded the school stop teaching a passage from 1st Corinthians because she found it offensive.

The parents started fighting back, going public with the attempt to censor Christianity.

What ensued was nearly two years of the board running amok. You can catch up on all of the BRSD craziness at TheRealBigots.Com.

And now Battle River School Division has officially cut ties with Cornerstone in the face of a legal challenge from the parents Association that runs the school on the grounds of religious freedom.

The board voted overwhelmingly to close Cornerstone Christian Academy, despite telling Global News that the Bible verse controversy had eventually been dealt with.

Watch as I bring you the bad news with this latest update, but also share some good news.

The parents have a plan. They’re seeking a legal injunction but if that fails, they plan to reopen the school as a completely private school in the fall.

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commented 2018-05-05 17:28:40 -0400
Nope, haven’t a clue. A result of my privileged private Catholic education.
commented 2018-05-05 15:58:01 -0400
Allan Peterson, it sailed right over her head!!!
Seems her emotional intelligence is still under development….sounds so much like a bratty teenager.
commented 2018-05-05 01:09:07 -0400
I know you are but what am I?
commented 2018-05-04 20:48:23 -0400
You are the one who communicates in hyperbole.
commented 2018-05-04 20:06:06 -0400
Oh you can post without all the hyperbolic BS. Sure took you long enough! Speaking of hooves, don’t leave the your appointment with the ferrier too much longer, mules need regular trimming too!
commented 2018-05-04 17:00:36 -0400
Me? Issues? I am just saying that private schools are not what they are all cracked up to be and that volunteering should not be forced.

Why don’t you go and stomp your own hoof?
commented 2018-05-04 13:03:27 -0400
Stomp your foot some more…clearly you have issues!
commented 2018-05-04 12:22:37 -0400
First of all, I don’t agree with forcing students to volunteer, regardless of what school they are in. And secondly, I don’t live in Ontario.

Math and volunteering are not the same thing. Volunteering involves people out of the school. Do you want volunteers that are forced to be around? Don’t tell me that I don’t see the point. You seem to enjoy government forcing itself onto kids.
commented 2018-05-04 12:02:42 -0400
Lots of people hated Math, still required to take classes and pass or not get diploma.
Let me say thing again, ALL students in Ontario are required to volunteer.

I can see you really don’t get the point. Oh well, some people are dense, some people are narcissistic.
commented 2018-05-04 11:46:53 -0400
People should volunteer because they want to out of altruism. NOt because the stupid private school forced us to do so as a part of their religion program. Don’t volunteer? No pass.

None of us wanted to volunteer. WE all hated it. And then we bitched about it in school.
commented 2018-05-04 08:51:04 -0400
BTW, I completed and well exceeded my hours in grade nine. I volunteered at a hospital in the geriatric ward. My duties included helping patients fill out their menu preferences for the week; reading to the visually impaired; filling up carafes with ice water; 15-20 minute visits with patients who didn’t have regular visitors. I signed up for Sunday afternoons, 4 hour shifts.
The only issue I had is when patients I got to know pretty well died; it was sad.

By grade ten, I had an after school & weekend part-time job. I still volunteered by helping a neighbour with outdoor chores whenever I could.

As an adult, I have volunteered countless hours of my time to my community, helping others is good for the soul.
commented 2018-05-04 08:21:08 -0400
Space said in part, “At that age, we would have been better off getting part time jobs. If I worked as a waitress, I would have gotten more out of it than the volunteering.”

And there it is, you seem to always circle back to money. Too bad you worship it!
commented 2018-05-04 08:18:26 -0400
40 hours over 4 years is hardly slavery, nor does it prevent students from getting part-time work.

Additionally, narcissists tend to be oppositional and defiant toward authority, it really does compound teenage angst when they are younger and the urge to do the opposite of what is laid out as clear expectations.
commented 2018-05-04 04:43:05 -0400
SPACE MOOSE commented 11 hours ago
It turns out I got off easy. Some of the other students had to put up with old people in nursing homes.

Indeed. Life would be so much easier if you had been able to bump them all off along with the people with Down’s Syndrome. What a self-absorbed narcissist.
commented 2018-05-04 02:10:37 -0400
It turns out that I am not obligated in any way to do volunteer work.

It is not volunteer work if you are forced to do it. It does not matter that we got to choose our placements. It is still forced on us. There was a reason why we referred to the volunteer work as Christian Slavery.

At that age, we would have been better off getting part time jobs. If I worked as a waitress, I would have gotten more out of it than the volunteering.

And for the record, I do in fact do volunteer work. It is because I want to. Not because the stupid Catholic private school made me do it.
commented 2018-05-03 21:08:09 -0400
No forced placements here, students choose where they volunteer. Some choose nursing homes, some choose riding schools, some choose helping a neighbour who needs it etc….options are limitless. Important life lessons can be learned from volunteering, many continue to do so long after completing HS.

Narcissists don’t see the point and consider volunteer work a waste of time. These people contribute nothing to society.
commented 2018-05-03 17:21:42 -0400
The only thing that making me do volunteer work by my high school did, was make me hate doing volunteer work. Hey Moose. Here is some soapy water and a rag. Now go clean the exercise equipment. Now go set up a badminton net. Now go clean the storage area.

It turns out I got off easy. Some of the other students had to put up with old people in nursing homes.
commented 2018-05-03 16:33:18 -0400
Parents of Cornerstone. Keep up your fight. Sooner or later the pendulum will swing back to common sense, sanity, and rule of law. Your children’s futures depend on your actions. God Bless.
commented 2018-05-03 16:31:45 -0400
Well Jack, you have too many aliases to count. Should we ask Eitan to weigh in?

I think Andrew’s alter ego is Jay Kelly!

Space Moose has many of the hallmarks of a leftist, who also likes fiscal conservatism and doesn’t appreciate Trudeau’s open borders fiasco.
commented 2018-05-03 11:40:27 -0400
Looks like the leftist panel posting on this thread forgot to research the funding history. Interesting.

In Ontario Space Moose, ALL students must complete 40 hours of volunteer work to receive HS diploma. Our local Catholic HS exceeds provincial standards in Math and Literacy, and, the school uniform choices for girls include: kilt, pants, (capri pants and walking shorts in the warmer months) plus many options for shirts and sweaters.

Phys-Ed uniforms are stylish, while being modest.
commented 2018-05-03 11:27:27 -0400
Ahh, I see, Andrew has a new alias with Jack White. The only ones Gordo Steele could ever get to support and agree with his comments are his own aliases like Andrew Stephenson, Jack White, Dick Wick, et al….
commented 2018-05-03 08:35:17 -0400
Andrew, what do you know about education? Tell us what university you went to for your PhD and we can run a simple check on the graduates, since you refuse to provide proof of your claim you hold a PhD.
commented 2018-05-03 03:52:59 -0400
I went to a private Catholic school. Save your money and send your kids to a public school. At least at a public school, your daughters can wear pants.

And then there was the debate team. If the resolution was on abortion, the private Catholic school would not allow its students to debate in favor of abortion. This is how stupid private Catholic schools can get.

You also have to worry about the incessant fund raising, the forced conformity, using Christianity to justify everything, praying every morning, going to mass, being forced to do volunteer work, and the lie that we were smarter than those dumb public school kids.

I sure turned out to be the leader of tomorrow.

On a side note, some of the other private school girls did not know what to do with their old uniforms after graduation, so they converted them to pillow cases. Anybody interested in pillow cases that were sat on by private Catholic school girls?
commented 2018-05-03 01:54:19 -0400
More Canadians in positions of authority doing their best to wipe out our religious foundation and culture. They are Traitors to their own history and culture and I will Pray to the GOD that they hate. That their number comes up early and that they all Die in Pain Spitting Blood on the Cloven Hooves of the Satan they Worship.
commented 2018-05-03 00:13:45 -0400
Andrew Stephenson.

This is a Judaeo-Christian society. If you don’t like it – get out!! The ONLY schools that should receive public funding, are Jewish and Christian schools!
commented 2018-05-02 23:23:40 -0400
“All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.”
George Orwell, Animal Farm
commented 2018-05-02 23:09:54 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 23 mins ago
A religious school should never have received public funding to begin with.
That has been a long history of doing that in Alberta since it joined confederation. Only lately have the lefties decided it is verboten and got their knickers in knot.
commented 2018-05-02 22:44:30 -0400
A religious school should never have received public funding to begin with.
commented 2018-05-02 20:54:47 -0400
Thanks for the update Sheila.
Battle River School Division is made up of bigoted people who have stunted comprehension skills. The Board has doubled down on stupid, I do hope they will be required to financially compensate Cornerstone for their malicious and illegal decisions.