December 10, 2015

BREAKING: Trinity Western wins -- BC court rules in Christian law school's favour but the fight isn't over

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

An update on a story we've been following: Today a British Columbia court ruled in favour of Trinity Western University's law school.

Three Canadian law societies wanted to discriminate against its graduates because they agree to follow a "Christian code of conduct" while attending the school.

The lawyer intervening on behalf of Trinity Western students, John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, talked to me about the ruling and why it is so important to those of us fighting for freedom of speech, religion and association for all Canadians.

However, he adds that the case will probably go all the way to the Supreme Court.

And first there are the expected appeals by the law societies...

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commented 2015-12-12 09:33:10 -0500
If TWU wants its students to pray to a false deity, let them. Atheists could use another laugh…
commented 2015-12-11 15:57:11 -0500
The disappointing part of this equation is in my opinion that TWU will most likely win it all the way up to the Supreme court but implementing it will be the difficult part. If these people are as openly bigoted and determined to fight this all the way to the supreme court how will anyone be able to prove they weren’t hired because they went to Trinity Western? In any event keep up the fight John Carpay. I am grateful to you and your staff for all your efforts.
commented 2015-12-11 13:03:00 -0500
no surprise about ontario.. the justices here are self righteous supercilious clowns..
commented 2015-12-11 10:09:50 -0500
TWU can implement all the codes of conduct they want, but the regulations were and remain basically unenforceable.

I’m not sure what abstinence pledges add to your legal education, but whatever. Strange thing to celebrate.
commented 2015-12-11 02:50:07 -0500
As I’ve said before, WWII isn’t over. The Left just can’t stand to lose. We won WWI, WWII, 800yrs prior we beat back the Muslim supremacists via The Crusades, capitalism failed to implode, though marxism did, we launched the industrial revolution by mining coal and starting the first patent office. And they want their revenge!!!

Question for stupid Lefty’s. Wouldn’t it simply be easier to admit you were wrong, and glad things worked out in the end?
commented 2015-12-10 22:35:59 -0500
I have heard it said that culture precedes politics. I think that is true. Would our culture today support a constitution that protected religious freedom if it was open for debate? I hope the majority would support religious freedom. I’m not so sure that the next generation would. This opposition to Trinity Western University is an indication of where our culture and country are going. The destination is decided if our culture does not change course.
commented 2015-12-10 22:27:38 -0500
There is a little bit of a double standard here……being anti-christian or anti-israeli seems to be OK but watch-out if you’re anti-muslim. Could you imagine if the law societies of ONT. and NB I think it was tried to pull the same thing against muslim lawyers.
commented 2015-12-10 21:29:38 -0500
I would like to bring to your attention the statement of one of the main activist / lawyer that were able to reverse the earlier decision of the BC Law Society and why Trinity Western was force to take their case to the BCSC Upon receiving the results of the lawyers vote that reversed their decision this accredited practicing lawyer stated on local Vancouver radio CKNW that as a “Lesbian Lawyer” this is one of the happiest days of her life. This statement was in no way responded to by any local media, but showed “her” true rational and motives. The lawyers in BC voted against Trinity Western on a false and unsubstantiated premise that grads from this law school would have a predisposition to discriminate while having no problem with one of their own accredited cohorts publicly expressing her predisposition as being a “Lesbian” who practiced law in BC. As a heterosexual man if I might at sometime be in need of a lawyer, would I have the assurance that if represented by this lawyer in a court of law that she might in someway have a bias against me because she does not align with “MY” lifestyle choice. This whole activist assault should be brought into the light as to what it is. An assault against religious freedom, in particular an attack against a Christian institution by a group of bigoted secular thugs. Graduates from Trinity Western Law School will be" Lawyers" (period). Some may or may not be Christian in their faith. They will not graduate as “Christian Lawyers”. I would like to know where it was that this self professed "Lesbian Lawyer "

received her law degree and how this Lesbian Law School can be so discriminatory against the wider society
commented 2015-12-10 21:16:06 -0500
What a reasoned, astute and fundamentally right decision made by the Supreme Court of BC . The ruling put the intolerant, bigoted Law Society in their place. Their wrong, nonsensical arguement was totally shown for what it was, religious persecution against a Christian institution of higher learning. Their demonstration of intolerance is beneath the standards of ethic for their profession and a permanent stain on those that profess to know, uphold and practise law in Canada.
Perhaps they could return to school for a refresher course on their understanding of Canadian law.
I hear that Trinity Western University is offering a program that would be exactly what they could use to cleanse that stain as white as snow.
commented 2015-12-10 20:13:24 -0500
It takes a lot of money to fund the law societies lawyers too doesn’t it, like high priced Clayton Ruby. So where is the money coming from? And why just opposition to Christian Universities in Canada?

Apparently from what I understand, the impetus driving the opposition to Canadian Christian learning centers like Trinity Western is coming from the highly organized LGBT—- community.

If that’s the case, the idealogy dots appear to be connected on the basis that Christian teachings are in offensive conflict with the legitimacy of LGBT—- lifestyle practices which causes the aggression.

But then LGBT—-lifestyle is a lot less legitimate with the Muslim/Islam community that the left is so passionately protective of.

Maybe this is where the excrement meets the rotating diffuser blades at the Supreme Court level?
It’s all a bit confusing but I don’t see the Law Societies/LGBT—- getting a win if the Supreme Courts do their job honestly.
commented 2015-12-10 19:23:30 -0500
When a Christian has to go to the Supreme Court just to get permission to be a Christian, it is time to for real Canadians to wake up. The fact that the Supreme Court has made some very dubious decisions in the past, concerning the Conservative Governments Bills, leads on to wonder what is happening. Are we becoming a Dictatorship?
commented 2015-12-10 19:18:29 -0500
Steve McQueen commented 1 hour ago
The bigots in the judicial system are showing who they are. Bigot judges in Canada are normal. Socialist judges who play catch and release to perpetuate the “crime industry” are these same Bigot Judges.

It will be interesting to see how many bigots are on the SCOC.

All of them.
commented 2015-12-10 18:50:15 -0500
Kudos to B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson!
The LGTBQRSTfreak show crowd and their enablers, aiders and abettors are somehow able to coerce and corrupt everything they come in contact with.
Like how the APA removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from the DSM – due to political pressure being applied, and how this same association is promoting the idea that pedophilia is merely a sexual orientation…
Those of us sane and normal people who don’t accept or buy into the brave new world of state sponsored degeneracy, treason and criminality, will not back down. We are right by virtue of logic, reason, fact, common sense and moral absolutes – the very things the lefty/progressive/Marxists have thrown away or traded in for their moral relativism, cultural Marxism, social justice and identity politics BS.
Push-back is coming and push back will be a bitch!
commented 2015-12-10 18:38:31 -0500
Steve McQueen – the legal system knows how to keep that money ball rolling into their bank accounts. The SCOC still has that Bev McLaughlin on it, and she’s the biggest communist of all. I hope sanity will prevail at the SCOC level but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
commented 2015-12-10 18:03:22 -0500
The bigots in the judicial system are showing who they are. Bigot judges in Canada are normal. Socialist judges who play catch and release to perpetuate the “crime industry” are these same Bigot Judges.

It will be interesting to see how many bigots are on the SCOC.