July 26, 2016

VICTORY for Trinity Western U. against NS Barristers Society — and anti-Christian prejudice

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

A big win for Trinity Western University today as the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the Nova Scotia Barristers Society, who were trying to prevent graduates of the Christian university from practicing law in the province.

We’ve been covering this story from day one, but here’s a quick backgrounder:

Trinity Western University asks that all their students sign a community covenant that forbids all sex out of marriage between a man and woman.

That’s the part the media loves to tell us about, but the covenant also asks students to abstain from gossip, obscene language, prejudice, harassment, lying, cheating, stealing, pornography, and drunkenness.

What exactly is so bad about those other aspects?

I am not a religious person, but who am I or anyone else to tell Christians they cannot practice law because of their personal beliefs, and because they attended a university for a few years and agreed not to have sex out of marriage?

Today’s ruling comes on the heels of a top Ontario court ruling last month. There, judges determined that while the university’s religious freedom had been infringed upon, the institution itself discriminated against LGBTQ.

Trinity Western has indicated they are willing to take this to the Supreme Court of Canada to ensure the religious freedom of their law school is upheld.

Here at The Rebel we will keep fighting for Trinity Western’s rights, and we’ll keep giving you updates. You can go to TheRealBigots.com to find out more and donate to help cover their legal costs.


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commented 2016-07-27 11:14:02 -0400
So there’s ten things in a document. One of them gets mentioned because some people are bothered by that element of the document.

Clearly, they are communicating that the other nine things are bad.

This was the daily logic workout at The Rebel!
commented 2016-07-27 02:25:34 -0400
Trinity is a prime example of Christians over stepping themselves into the lives of people. I don’t blame the system for pushing back against trinity.

Imagine if this was an Islamic university doing this. If it was, I would be sure that the rebel would not be taking the side of the university.
commented 2016-07-27 00:34:48 -0400
When a provincial court agrees that promising to behave well while enrolled in a university disqualifies those students to practice in their field it brings discredit to the courts.

To suggest that the LGBTQ (or whatever) community is discriminated against at Trinity is absurd. There are gay students there, and they have said publicly that they are very much welcomed. They just promise, as do all other students there, to refrain from certain activities during the period of their studies.

What has happened to our judiciary is beyond me.

A friend contested a law that a pip-squeak Ontario township evoked forcing every business to have bilingual signs. The English were not happy, and the French were not happy. The judge hearing the matter said the township’s law was beyond its reach and unconstitutional, but she let the law stand. Ontario’s Superior Court refused to hear the case. Again, what has happened to our judiciary is beyond me.

Since when it the interpretation of the law supposed to be based upon being Politically Correct?
commented 2016-07-26 18:07:09 -0400
So does that leave only Ontario that is officially discriminating against and persecuting Christians?
Ontario is being run by an ugly, lesbian, under how many official investigations…
…go figure.
commented 2016-07-26 17:28:55 -0400
If people who voluntarily go to Western Trinity cannot practice law because it ‘discriminates’ against a certain group (LGBTQ), then anyone who has gone to an all-female school should also not be allowed to practice law because they attended a school that discriminates against a certain group (men).
commented 2016-07-26 17:08:46 -0400
I am neither Christian nor religious, but I 100% support Trinity Western.

I much prefer their brand of religion to religion of PC BS that goes on in the other law schools!
commented 2016-07-26 15:26:07 -0400
Not sure what you’re getting at, Ron Voss.
commented 2016-07-26 15:20:45 -0400
Now if Trinity Western was al Sharia Western promoting the hatred and capital penalties against homosexuals as outlined in the Q’ran, the regressive liberal law societies would have had no problem with its law graduates. Instead, these ‘law’ societies would have helped look for cranes to hang homosexuals from and advocated for change in the charter to allow such hangings for religious freedom of islam.
commented 2016-07-26 15:01:01 -0400
Presumably, those ‘progressives’ in the law societies also have a problem with other aspects of TWU’s covenant, such as, prejudice, lying and cheating.
commented 2016-07-26 14:57:00 -0400
The Ontario Law Society and the Supreme Court of Ontario have ruled against recognizing Trinity Western’s Law School because of its basic Christian beliefs. Trinity Western University (along with Redeemer University in Hamilton) is one of the finest post secondary institutes of learning in Canada. The Ontario Law Society and the Supreme Court of Ontario lack all moral and intellectual integrity. They are promoters of hate and evil.