The EFC Welcomes the Decision of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

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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

Breaking News: Nova Scotia Supreme Court Sends Strong Message to Law Societies Refusing to Recognize Christian Law School

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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

N.S. Supreme Court rules in favour of Christian university

The Canadian Press

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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

British judge suspended and ‘re-educated’ for thinking children do best with a mom and dad

BySteve Weatherbe, LifeSite News, Jan. 20, 2915

Richard Page, a 68-year-old British Justice of the Peace and evangelical Christian, has been condemned by the country’s highest legal authorities, suspended, and subjected to a day-long re-education session to rid him of the dangerous belief that a child would be better off being adopted by a family with a mother and a father than by a same-sex couple.

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British Justice of the Peace Richard Page Continue reading

CCRF to UVIC: Respect Religious Freedom on Campus

CCRF TO UVIC: RESPECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ON CAMPUS

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Jan. 16, 2015

VICTORIA – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF) today called on the University of Victoria to reverse their ban on religious freedom on campus.

CCRF Chair Father Geoffrey Korz wrote to UVic president Jamie Cassels, calling on the school to protect the religious freedom of faith-based Youth Protecting Youth, a pro-life student club.

Read the letter here. Continue reading

[U.S.] Supreme Court to Consider Future of Marriage

by Kim Trobee, CitizenLink, January 16, 2015

The Supreme Court announced today it will hear cases dealing with state marriage amendments.

Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee will get their day in court in April, with a decision to be handed down early next summer. At issue is the right of a state to define marriage in its constitution and decide whether to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Continue reading

Middle school tries to sneak in “gay” assembly — but MassResistance intervenes!

 

Middle school tries to sneak in “gay” assembly — but MassResistance intervenes!

Pressures school – which finally notifies parents

POSTED: January 16, 2015

A middle school in suburban Boston clandestinely scheduled an assembly to introduce and recruit students to the school’s new “gay-straight alliance” club — without parental notification. But after MassResistance intervened, the school relented and notified parents about the time and nature of the assembly.


Lynnfield Middle School, Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

The school later told a parent that they were using the new “anti-bullying” laws as a reason for bringing the programming to the school. Continue reading

Atlanta Boots Fire Chief Over Christian Views

by CitizenLink Team, CitizenLink, January 15, 2015

The mayor of Atlanta fired Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. At issue, a little paperback book that Cochran self-published that offers his insights on living a Christian life.

Two pages of 162-page book go into some detail concerning all forms of immorality. It strongly encourages the Christian reader to avoid them.

This two pages ignited a firestorm of controversy. And even though an investigation revealed that Cochran had treated his many and diverse employees with respect — he was still kicked out.

In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains why that means it’s time for you to make a decision.

Lesbian premier orders Ontario’s sex-ed update to teach kids about giving sexual ‘consent’ from ‘the very earliest stages’

By Pete Baklinski in LifeSite News, Jan. 12, 2015

    Ontario’s lesbian Premier, Kathleen Wynne, has specifically requested that the proposed sex-education curriculum slated for all schools next fall include a component teaching kids about giving sexual “consent” from “the very earliest stages.” Continue reading