Proposed B.C. Christian law school attacked by pro-gay activists over voluntary morality pledge

BY PETER BAKLINSKI

LANGLEY, British Columbia, 29 January, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Council of Law Deans is doing its best to sabotage efforts by a respected evangelical university in BC to open the country’s first law school run by Christians, all because the university requires students to pledge to adhere to traditional Christian sexual ethics.
TWU President Jonathan Raymond
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Objectors to TWU Law School Who Threaten All Christian Higher Education

Trinity Western University in British Columbia already offers preparation for teaching, nursing, and business careers.  But a recent proposal by TWU to set up a law school has brought out  virulent opposition by academics in secular universities across Canada.  And  comments made by some of these academics betray a deep-rooted opposition to any higher education being offered by faith-based institutions. Continue reading

Boy Scouts of America may back off no-gays policy

Associated Press,  National Post, Jan. 28, 2013

(FILES)Members of the Boy Scouts salute during the raising of the flag in this May 25, 2009 file photos at the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, Wisconsin during Memorial Day ceremonies.
AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER/FILESKAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages(FILES)Members of
the Boy Scouts salute during the raising of the flag in this May 25, 2009 file photos at the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, Wisconsin during Memorial Day ceremonies.

NEW YORK — The Boys Scouts of America is considering a dramatic change in its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members. Continue reading

Proposed Christian law school at Trinity Western under fire . . . .

 [Original heading in Vancouver Sun article online: "Proposed Christian law school at Trinity Western under fire because of university’s anti-gay rules"]

[See also: Canadian Christianity, "Opposition to Trinity Western Law School because of anti-homosexual rules." and
Christianity Today, Gleanings, "
Canada's First Christian Law School Opposed over Gay Lifestyle Ban."]

Council of deans argues rules at Langley Christian university are incompatible with teaching law

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver SunJanuary 16, 2013

 

Proposed Christian law school at Trinity Western under fire because of university’s anti-gay rules
 

Secular law schools pose a “hostile environment” for Christians, argues advocate Janet Epp-Buckingham.

Photograph by: HANDOUT , Vancouver Sun

The heads of Canada’s law schools oppose Trinity Western University’s attempts to star the country’s first religious law school.

The Council of Canadian Law Deans has distributed a letter criticizing the evangelical Christian university’s long-standing requirement that faculty and students refrain from homosexual relationships. Continue reading

Intolerance Unmasked

Intolerance Unmasked: Loyola School, the Québec Court of Appeal and Reformed Christian Education

[From the website of the Association for Reformed Political Action; published Jan. 10, 2013]

On December 4, 2012 the Quebec Court of Appeal released a shocking decision, one that has direct implications for Reformed education in Canada. Perhaps our readers are wondering how three Quebec judges could possibly have anything to say about an independent Reformed school in Ontario or Western Canada. Rest assured that they do. Continue reading

[U.K.] Christians face ‘lawful exclusion’ from jobs despite cross victory, lawyers warn

By , Religious Affairs Editor,
The Telegraph, Jan 2013

Christians who object to aspects of their work
on grounds of conscience will be “lawfully
excluded” from some jobs, lawyers have
warned – despite a landmark judgment
upholding an airline check-in clerk’s right
to wear a cross. Continue reading