Crandall University defends "sexual purity" requirement

Policy effectively bars GLBTQ staff

Seth Crowell, vice-president of Crandall University, told CBC News that the Moncton, N.B. institution has the right to effectively bar GLBTQ people from working there despite public funding.

Crandall, a Christian university, has a “Moral Code” that requires staff to be “be sexually pure, reserving sexual intimacy for within a traditional marriage between one man and one woman.”

Crowell told CBC that a 1983 act of the legislature gave what was then Atlantic Baptist College the right to grant degrees with “a viewpoint that is Christian.” Since 1996, Crandall has received about $24 million in funding from all levels of government, according to Global News.