Ontario court upholds decision denying accreditation to Christian law school
July 03, 2015
Ontario’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision to deny accreditation to a Christian law school that requires students to abstain from sexual activity outside traditional marriage.
The court ruled that Trinity Western University was discriminating against homosexual students, who would be forced to “essentially bury a crucial component of their identity” in order to comply with the school’s policy. Thus the court said that the school’s religious principles must yield in order to provide equal opportunity for homosexual students.
A spokesman for Trinity Western said that the school would appeal the ruling, saying that the court’s decision “points a knife at the freedom of faith communities across Canada to hold and practice their beliefs.”
In January, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia ruled that graduates of Trinity Western should be admitted to practice law in that province, overturning a decision by the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.
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- Ontario law society’s decision to refuse Trinity Western accreditation upheld (Globe and Mail)
- Canadian court backs Christian law school in homosexuality dispute (CWN, 1/30)
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Posted by: feedback -
Jul. 05, 2015 1:01 AM ET USA
No matter how good the education, it must be open to every kind of fornication? This case represents what's being done to our civilization. Standards of morality became politicized to the point that the court of law declares homosexual acts being more important than the actual level of education and the gain of professional expertise.
Posted by: Thomas429 -
Jul. 04, 2015 12:03 AM ET USA
Coming soon to a country near (like the one you live in) you. The article does not include whether or not this is a private school. Accreditation boards can be just as fascistic as any government.
Posted by: filioque -
Jul. 03, 2015 11:19 PM ET USA
If homosexuals want to be allowed to marry, why wouldn't they want to refrain from sex outside of marriage? Otherwise, what's the point of being married? Oh, I guess that goes for heterosexuals, too.
Posted by: FredC -
Jul. 03, 2015 6:38 PM ET USA
Are we to understand that the court has ruled that heterosexuals can refrain from sex outside of marriage but that homosexuals cannot?