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Some good news on the culture war front from B.C.

07 Nov

I meant to comment on this when the news broke last week, but forgot; I was reminded again of it more recently:

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the right of future graduates of the faith-based Trinity Western University (TWU) Law School to practise law in the province.

The ruling upholds a previous decision made by a B.C. Supreme Court judge who ruled the Law Society of B.C. was wrong to deny accreditation to future alumni of the Christian university’s proposed law school.

At issue was the school’s so-called community covenant, which all students must sign, pledging to be sexually intimate only with a member of the opposite sex to whom they are married.

On Tuesday morning in Vancouver, the court dismissed an appeal from the law society, which had argued the covenant discriminated against members of the LGBT community.

Instead, the panel of justices ruled that the society’s decision to deny accreditation limits the university’s right to freedom of religion in a disproportionate way.

In the written decision, the justices highlighted charter issues and the impact that banning the university’s graduates would have on TWU’s rights.

The law society’s opposition “denies these Evangelical Christians the ability to exercise fundamental religious and associative rights,” which are protected under the Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, they wrote.

Of course, there will likely be an appeal, so while the battle was won, the war remains…

Nevertheless, a victory, however small, at least for now.

Praise the Lord!

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6 Comments

Posted by on November 7, 2016 in Canada, good news, The Kulturkampf

 

6 responses to “Some good news on the culture war front from B.C.

  1. feeriker

    November 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Of course, there will likely be an appeal, so while the battle was won, the war remains…

    Exactly. Count on this being more ferociously fought that any other case. Can’t let those nasty Christians practice their religion in peace and free from harassment, now can we?

    Instead, the panel of justices ruled that the society’s decision to deny accreditation limits the university’s right to freedom of religion in a disproportionate way.

    I wonder what a “proportionate” way is of limiting someone’s right to freedom of religion. Or do we want to know?

     
    • Will S.

      November 7, 2016 at 11:49 am

      LOL, indeed. 🙂

       
  2. bluebird of bitterness

    November 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Good news indeed.

     
    • Will S.

      November 11, 2016 at 2:29 am

      And I have more good news coming up shortly; stay tuned!

       

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