Canadian School District Quits Operation Christmas Child Over Gay Marriage Stance

Dec 5, 2017 by

by Samuel Smith, Christian Post:

A school district in Canada has ended its participation in the Samaritan’s Purse children’s charity program Operation Christmas Child after complaints were received about the Franklin Graham-led evangelical organization’s stance on human sexuality.

The Canadian Press reports that the 259 schools in the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District can no longer participate in Operation Christmas Child, a Church-driven annual drive in which donors fill thousands of shoeboxes with small gifts and toys that are eventually delivered to children in need around the world.

After receiving complaints about Samaritan’s Purse’s views on marriage and sexuality, the school district’s board of trustees voted on Nov. 25 to end the district’s participation in the program.

“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,” Director of Education Tony Stack said, according to CBCNews.com.

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