Losing Faith Citipointe Controversy

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A group of Brisbane students lit a political firestorm when they pushed back against their former school over a controversial enrolment contract.

Citipointe Christian College asked parents to agree that homosexuality was a sin and stipulated that students enrol under their birth gender.

The reaction to the story was explosive and the contract was quickly withdrawn.

But the shockwaves were felt in Canberra as politicians took to the floor of parliament to argue over religious freedom laws.

So whose rights should prevail? Australian Story has been talking to both sides in this ongoing debate and to the students caught in the crossfire.

Period31 Oct 2022

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  • TitleLosing Faith | Citipointe controversy
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Story
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size32 min
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date31/10/22
    DescriptionA group of Brisbane students lit a political firestorm when they pushed back against their former school over a controversial enrolment contract.

    Citipointe Christian College asked parents to agree that homosexuality was a sin and stipulated that students enrol under their birth gender.

    The reaction to the story was explosive and the contract was quickly withdrawn.

    But the shockwaves were felt in Canberra as politicians took to the floor of parliament to argue over religious freedom laws.

    So whose rights should prevail? Australian Story has been talking to both sides in this ongoing debate and to the students caught in the crossfire.
    Producer/AuthorKristin Murray
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-31/losing-faith-citipointe-controversy/101599654
    PersonsRenae Barker