Calls to cut public funding for Crandall U over policy barring hiring of homosexuals

May 29, 2012

Gay rights activists are demanding that public funding be withdrawn from Crandall University due to its policy that prohibits the hiring of individuals in homosexual relationships. Since 1996, the Moncton-based Christian institution has benefited from approximately $24 million in funding from all levels of government, despite its policy, reports Global News. Crandall U does not believe it is violating anyone's human rights and says its rules are open to debate. "The human rights standard does allow for certain bonafide impositions as it relates to faith and religious positions," says the university's VP of academic affairs. "I'm fine with those who want to disagree and challenge it." Global News