Thu Feb 26, 2015, LifeSite News
Demi-boy/girl is defined as someone who only partially identifies as a man or woman. Gray gender defines someone who feels as though they sort of fit inside the gender binary, but that their gender is more hazy and undefined. (Julie Miss Buttlerflies/Flickr)
Teenagers at a California high school were publicly shamed for disagreeing with speakers allowed to push an LGBT agenda during an English class, according to parents who have filed suit over the incident. Continue reading
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For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
January 28, 2015
THE EFC WELCOMES THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF NOVA SCOTIA
OTTAWA – “This decision in TWU v. NSBS is a significant affirmation of the freedom of religious institutions to provide a quality education in an ethos in keeping with their religious tradition,” said Bruce J. Clemenger, President of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. “Religious institutions have a long history of contributing to the public good of Canada and make up an important part of the Canadian mosaic.” Continue reading
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For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada
January 28, 2015
NOVA SCOTIA SUPREME COURT SENDS STRONG MESSAGE TO LAW SOCIETIES REFUSING TO RECOGNIZE CHRISTIAN LAW SCHOOL
OTTAWA – The judgment in the Trinity Western University (TWU) lawsuit against the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society was released this morning, with the judge ruling in favour of TWU. The 137-page decision sets out a robust defense of religious freedom, chiding the Barristers’ Society for attempting to impose its morality on a private Christian university. At paragraph 10, Justice Campbell writes, “The Charter is not a blueprint for moral conformity. Its purpose is to protect the citizen from the power of the state, not to enforce compliance by citizens or private institutions with the moral judgments of the state.” Continue reading
The Canadian Press
HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has ruled that the province’s law society doesn’t have the authority to deny accrediting graduates from a Christian university because of the school’s opposition to sex outside heterosexual marriage. Continue reading
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In a vote of 14 to 5, the Law Society of New Brunswick (LSNB) voted today to approve the Trinity Western University School of Law. TWU President, Bob Kuhn presented and answered questions at the council meeting in the morning, and other individuals and organizations were given the opportunity to present in the afternoon. The final decision came late afternoon by a show of hands. Continue reading
Same-sex marriage was illegal just nine years ago
Mark Penninga is the executive director of the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
A strong majority of the B.C. lawyers who voted Wednesday made it clear Trinity Western University’s law school grads should not be recognized by the Law Society of B.C. because of the school’s Community Covenant.
This vote should make our province pause and consider what this means for the broader institution of law and order. If pledging to uphold a Christian understanding of sexuality or marriage makes one unworthy of practicing law, then all lawyers should be unworthy of practicing law because they have also bound themselves to a community covenant which is based on religious convictions and principles. Continue reading
Original title: ”B.C. lawyers deny accreditation to conservative Trinity Western University law school over anti-gay sex stance”
Trinity Western University has garnered controversy over its “community covenant,” which forbids homosexual relationships and sex outside marriage.
VANCOUVER – In what may well have been the largest gathering of lawyers in B.C. history, members of the Law Society of B.C. decisively voted Tuesday to stop Trinity Western University — a Christian school that condemns gay sex — from being able to hand out law degrees.
But while gay rights advocates praised the vote as a hard-earned victory, the ultimate fate of TWU’s proposed law school still rests with the Law Society’s 31 governing benchers. Continue reading