An evangelical Christian school in Corona is causing controversy after it fired at least 11 of its employees, including four teachers, because their belief systems were not in line with the new pastor’s doctrine. The Crossroads Christian Church school had formerly employed people of various Christian faiths, including Roman Catholic teacher Mary Montoya, who taught at the school for nine years before being fired for her beliefs. “They were making a mockery of other people and religions. And this went for the Lutherans, the Episcopalians, the Catholics and they were very demeaning,” she said. The church recently came under the influence of Pastor Chuck Booher, who made promises to make the school “100 percent Christian,” and bring the staff within the bounds of his “born-again” beliefs – or let them go.

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