leftist ideology is more important than helping needy children
Schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will no longer be participating in a popular holiday charity.
The province’s English School District has directed all schools to cease participation in Operation Christmas Child, a campaign that gives schools and individuals the opportunity to fill a shoebox with small gifts to send to children in need in more than 150 countries.
The campaign is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational evangelical organization.
District trustees voted at a public meeting on Nov. 25 to end any provincial school participation in the program after concerns were raised about the policies of Samaritan’s Purse.
“This organization is on record with its statement of beliefs that it requires its co-ordinating volunteers to sign statements of faith that are in direct conflict with our inclusive philosophy, particularly as it pertains to the LGBT community,” said director of education Tony Stack.