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Small minority shouldn't get to remove choice of others

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Thursday, 19 July 2018, 3:33p.m.

The people behind the fight to remove religion from public high schools say their bid to do so is looking more promising.

The case is being transferred from the Human Rights Tribunal to the High Court.

It now could be heard in a couple of months instead of a few years.

In opposition to this the Churches Education Commission have been providing Christian Religious Education programmes to State primary schools throughout New Zealand since 1973.

Their spokesperson Tracy Kirkley told Lesley Murdoch this is not a new fight. As it stands there is no compulsion there, schools get to choose if they want it or not. 

Kirkley says the ideal outcome of this case is we get to protect the freedoms we currently have in New Zealand and that a small minority group doesn't get to remove the right and the choice of other people, of schools, of school boards, who have been democratically elected by their community to make these decisions on their behalf.

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