Byline Appearance: TWU Law School Snub

Last week I appeared on Brian Lilley’s Sun Media show, Byline. We talked about the Trinity Western University law school, and the Law Society of Upper Canada’s reaction to it. Here’s the interview.


Do Canadian Christians Have the Right to Practice Law?

The Cardus Daily recently published an article I wrote on the future discrimination that Trinity Western University law students will face, at the hands of the Law Society of Upper Canada:

What is next? Will the LSUC survey its members, yours truly included, to determine each one’s view on certain social or political issues and then determine if they are eligible to practice law? Will LSUC disbar or refuse to accredit those whose undergraduate degree was issued by TWU?

What about individuals from other faiths which hold a traditional view of marriage and sexuality such as those from Christian, Judaic, Islamic, Bahá’í, Mormon, Sikh, Zoroastrian, and Jain backgrounds? Will they be allowed to practice law in Ontario?

Read the rest here.

Canadian Law Societies: Bastions of Intolerance?

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada recently published an article I wrote about Canadian law societies’ campaigns against Trinity Western University’s law school:

Is the fact that future TWU law graduates subscribed to TWU’s Community Covenant grounds to exclude them from the practice of law? What of graduates from other law schools who share TWU’s position on sexual relationships? Should they also be excluded from the practice of law on the sole basis of their religious beliefs?

The real question here is “should Canadian Christians be excluded from the practice of law?” Do we, as a society, endorse a faith-based test to practicing law? That is the inevitable conclusion and consequence if we endorse the barring of TWU law graduates from practicing law on the sole basis of their view of sexual relationships.

Read the rest here.