On last night's show, David Millard Haskell, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfred Laurier University, joined me to discuss his Vancouver Sun op-ed, "Criticism of religious groups is good for religion".
David explained how the Protestant Reformation was made possible by critiques of the Catholic Church, and that the evangelical movement's relationship with women and homosexuals only improved after they faced criticism. Unfortunately, Islamic groups are attempting to ban unfavorable opinions of their religion.
The National Council of Canadian Muslim has attempted to advance a definition of "Islamophobia" that defines dislike of Islamic cultural and political practices as "Islamophobic". This definition was promoted to the Toronto District School Board and was later amended thanks to the efforts of community groups.
WATCH my interview with David to why he thinks "criticism brings correction".