Canada approves ‘homophobic’ law school

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Canada's first faith-based law school has been approved over objections from gay-rights advocates and hundreds of law students.

Trinity Western University's code of conduct states students can be expelled if they have same-sex relationships.

Critics say the law school will produce lawyers with an anti-gay bias in a country with anti-discrimination laws and legal gay marriage.

The university has said it welcomes gay and lesbian students.

"We are thrilled with this news," university president Bob Kuhn said in a statement, adding "all students [gay or straight] are welcome to attend Trinity Western University, providing they meet our academic requirements and agree to respect our community values".

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26 COMMENTS

  1. ” Critics say the law school will produce lawyers with an anti-gay bias in a country with anti-discrimination laws and legal gay marriage. ‘

    From this one would gather that the ” law school ” Trinity Western, is against the law!

  2. I would have thought law and faith are incompatible bed-fellows. One requires evidence and the other doesn’t.

  3. Here comes that religious catch all again, respecting our community values, ie the right to be bigoted and intransigent about anything it does not agree with.

  4. Canada did not approve this – it is just a Provincial approval and will most likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada in the near future. The Province of BC and its courts have made poor and stupid decisions in the past that have eventually been overturned or modified by the Supreme Court of Canada.

  5. Perhaps the only place on earth where Westboro Baptist Church parishioners will not picket.

  6. To give you an idea of what graduates from this “university”, one of their graduates asked me how I liked my new lifestyle living by the sea compared to where I used to live – the Maritime Provinces.

  7. In reply to #7 by Mee Peestevone:

    To give you an idea of what graduates from this “university”, one of their graduates asked me how I liked my new lifestyle living by the sea compared to where I used to live – the Maritime Provinces.

    Hahahahahahahahah…..

    But what could anyone expect from a faith based school :). Pity there is no law to prevent this schools of opening at all.

  8. I live in Oxford. Oxford University used to be all male, and students were required to take a vow of celibacy, and to sign the 39 Articles of the Anglican Church – people of other faiths, or none, need not apply.

    In Oxford’s defence, most of this crap was dispatched to the wastebin of history about 170 years ago.

    British Columbia seems to have some catching up to do.

  9. In reply to #7 by Mee Peestevone:

    To give you an idea of what graduates from this “university”, one of their graduates asked me how I liked my new lifestyle living by the sea compared to where I used to live – the Maritime Provinces.

    What graduates are you talking about ? It has not produced any yet: “…expects to enroll its first class of law students in 2016”

  10. The graduate had a B.A in Geography, but ended up being a teacher at an elementary school.

    In reply to #11 by Gamall Wednesday Ida:

    In reply to #7 by Mee Peestevone:

    To give you an idea of what graduates from this “university”, one of their graduates asked me how I liked my new lifestyle living by the sea compared to where I used to live – the Maritime Provinces.

    What graduates are you talking about ? It has not produced any y…

  11. “all students [gay or straight] are welcome to attend Trinity Western University, providing they meet our academic requirements and agree to respect our community values”.

    University is a business transaction like buying shoes or apples. The University has no say in a person’s community values. I pay to be here, so take my money, educate me and, regarding all things outside this class, shut the fuck up. Also, when I’m on campus walking to class, I would appreciate the teaching servants to not speak or look at me, thank you. You don’t like that? Well, shut the fuck up.

  12. Everyone has biases in some form or another. It’s what you do with them as you interact with others in society. To imply that all lawyers will act them out against the law in a knee-jerk fashion is far too simplistic. It’s true that some may not take cases involving homosexuality out of conviction but I don’t see that as automatic. There will always be a tension in lawyers between personal beliefs and following the law. I’m sure that some gay lawyers may choose not to take cases involving Christians because they don’t agree with their lifestyle. That is their right. Are these lawyers then bigoted and intransigent? In my opinion, not as long as they are respectful and act within the prerogatives granted by their profession and the law.

  13. I am embarrassed and disheartened that my province has approved this. I can hardly believe it.

  14. Critics had specifically pointed to Trinity’s Community Covenant Agreement, which says students should abstain from “sexual intimacy >>that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman”.

    Ehm…I think that includes any kind of pre/extra-marital sexual relationship, even between heterosexuals…it’s not specifically aimed at homosexuals…If I’m not mistaken, a boy and a girl doing the nasty outside of marriage is still considered, according to the dogma, as adultery(or harlotry, or fornication…I always forget which is which!)

  15. In reply to #1 by Neodarwinian:

    ” Critics say the law school will produce lawyers with an anti-gay bias in a country with anti-discrimination laws and legal gay marriage. ‘

    From this one would gather that the ” law school ” Trinity Western, is against the law!

    But … that depends on how you look at it. … . . . .Through faith blinkers it’s just that they need lawyers (or eventually judges) to “reinterpret” the law.. .. . .. … .

  16. Realistically, I can’t see any of these undereducated individuals passing the necessary bar exam to be licences to practise. Maybe this is just a storm in a teacup? jcw

  17. In reply to #20 by kaiserkriss:

    Realistically, I can’t see any of these undereducated individuals passing the necessary bar exam to be licences to practise. Maybe this is just a storm in a teacup? jcw

    Unfortunate there are already accredited YEC establishments in the USA where they do.

    http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=6907

    We affirm that Adam, the first man, willfully disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the world. As a result, all persons are sinners from conception, which is evidenced in their willful acts of sin; and they are therefore subject to eternal punishment, under the just condemnation of a holy God.

    We affirm that the return of Christ for all believers is imminent. It will be followed by seven years of great tribulation, and then the coming of Christ to establish His earthly kingdom for a thousand years. The unsaved will then be raised and judged according to their works and separated forever from God in hell. The saved, having been raised, will live forever in heaven in fellowship with God.

    http://www.liberty.edu/law/index.cfm?PID=3816

    Your decision about which law school to attend is an all-important one. Law schools are not alike. As you become acquainted with Liberty University School of Law, you will see what sets it apart from the rest.

    Some of Liberty’s initiatives in legal education, particularly to prepare you for practice, are unrivaled anywhere. We are unapologetic in our Christian worldview. Our rigorous curriculum integrates this
    worldview with valuable practice skills and bar preparation.

    Liberty University School of Law From Wikipedia,

  18. Alan you are falling for that common European canard whereby ALL North Americans are immediately associated with the USA. Our rules, regulations and attitudes in Canada are vastly different. Just because we speak the same language (more or less) does NOT make us citizens of the USA. Some nationalists on either side of the 49th parallel might even find the suggestion quite offensive!
    What happens at Liberty University and in individual STATESi n the USA has NOTHING to do with being allowed to practise law in the individual PROVINCES in Canada. This looks like just another one of these money making enterprises design to flees the stupid for a degree with zero credibility in the real world.
    Without a “license to practise” law, at best they would be Legal Assistants, and even then you have to pass Standards Examinations to qualify. jcw

    In reply to #21 by Alan4discussion:

    In reply to #20 by kaiserkriss:

    Realistically, I can’t see any of these undereducated individuals passing the necessary bar exam to be licences to practise. Maybe this is just a storm in a teacup? jcw

    Unfortunate there are already accredited YEC establishments in the USA where they do.

    http://www

  19. In reply to #22 by kaiserkriss:

    Alan you are falling for that common European canard whereby ALL North Americans are immediately associated with the USA. Our rules, regulations and attitudes in Canada are vastly different. Just because we speak the same language (more or less) does NOT make us citizens of the USA.

    I am aware of Canadian differences and historical differences, but my point was that some of your politicians and institutions are picking up bad habits and role models from south of the border, just as some of ours in England are.

  20. Gays and lesbians can go to school there so long as they don’t date anyone while they are enrolled. It’s a joke, right?

  21. I say the gay community bombards this school with applications and so many gay students attend that it becomes considered a gay university.

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