Crandell University in Moncton New Brunswick wants it both ways. As a Christian college, it feels it has a religious right to dictate the sexual behavior and preferences of its staff and refuse jobs to LGBT applicants.
At the same time, the school claims a right to a huge chunk of public funding - $150,000 annually from Moncton - which LGBT activists and others say must be cut off unless it changes its anti-gay policy.
Human rights activists are not the only ones opposed to Crandell’s discriminatory policies; The Canadian Association of University Teachers told Global News that it's “entirely inappropriate” for an institution calling itself a university to impose “an ideological test” on its professors.
But a Crandell spokesman told the press he doesn’t believe the college is violating human rights, and he welcomes debate on the issue.
Let Crandell know it can’t take money from a public it discriminates against, and tell Moncton to stop funding this anti-gay college.
We, the undersigned, agree with equal rights activists that Crandell University should not receive public funding from Moncton as long as it discriminates against LGBT members of the community.
We disagree with Crandell Vice-President of Academic Affairs Seth Crowell that the college does not violate human rights in refusing to hire as professors those who are involved in sexual partnerships outside of marriage.
We, therefore, ask the City of Moncton to cut off funding to the college unless and until it changes all its discriminatory policies.
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