Trinity Western: No unbiblical sex, please

  • Kazachok

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    May 23, 2014 2:21 PM GMT
    I've been meaning to mention this story for a while now:
    The law school of Trinity Western University of British Columbia, an Evangelical Christian university, has been making headlines recently in Canada over a controversy over the school's "Community Covenant." The Covenant, which students must sign, includes a pledge to abstain from "sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman."
    The issue has become about homosexuality, obviously.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/twu-president-casts-law-school-debate-as-religious-freedom-issue/article18185317/
    The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society have voted to deny accreditation to law graduates of TWU. The Law Society of British Columbia held its nose and voted for accreditation.
    TWU is now threatening lawsuits against the LSUC and NSBS:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/04/26/trinity-western-law-school_n_5218422.html
    I would like to get some opinions on this issue. I am a layman, so it would be nice to get some feedback with respect to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which, as I understand, guarantees freedom of religion, but states that its guarantees are subject to "reasonable limits."
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/at-trinity-western-how-to-decide-when-rights-collide/article16069507/
  • HottJoe

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    May 23, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    I hope they abstain from masturbation, too, because it causes acne, blindness, and it makes your mother fall on a crack and break her back.
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    May 23, 2014 2:33 PM GMT

    It's an interesting experiment and I think that some of these lawyers are in for a rough ride when their biblical ethics collide with what is expected of them as lawyers.
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    May 23, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    It's an interesting experiment and I think that some of these lawyers are in for a rough ride when their biblical ethics collide with what is expected of them as lawyers.

    I doubt they'll lose sleep over it. They'll just sign the pledge and then do whatever they want. This is really about the Evangelicals wanting to send a message that they believe God rejects gay people.
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    May 23, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    meninlove said
    It's an interesting experiment and I think that some of these lawyers are in for a rough ride when their biblical ethics collide with what is expected of them as lawyers.

    I doubt they'll lose sleep over it. They'll just sign the pledge and then do whatever they want. This is really about the Evangelicals wanting to send a message that they believe God rejects gay people.


    lol, well no, they can't do that. Especially if they get jobs as crown lawyers.
  • HottJoe

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    May 23, 2014 2:51 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    HottJoe said
    meninlove said
    It's an interesting experiment and I think that some of these lawyers are in for a rough ride when their biblical ethics collide with what is expected of them as lawyers.

    I doubt they'll lose sleep over it. They'll just sign the pledge and then do whatever they want. This is really about the Evangelicals wanting to send a message that they believe God rejects gay people.


    lol, well no, they can't do that. Especially if they get jobs as crown lawyers.

    The Evangelicals in the U.S. preach during church sermons that God rejects gay people. From what I understand, religious speech is limited in Canada, but that's still what they believe.

    Episcopalians on the other hand love gay people and want us all to get married in their churches.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 23, 2014 3:09 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    meninlove said
    HottJoe said
    meninlove said
    It's an interesting experiment and I think that some of these lawyers are in for a rough ride when their biblical ethics collide with what is expected of them as lawyers.

    I doubt they'll lose sleep over it. They'll just sign the pledge and then do whatever they want. This is really about the Evangelicals wanting to send a message that they believe God rejects gay people.


    lol, well no, they can't do that. Especially if they get jobs as crown lawyers.

    The Evangelicals in the U.S. preach during church sermons that God rejects gay people. From what I understand, religious speech is limited in Canada, but that's still what they believe.

    Episcopalians on the other hand love gay people and want us all to get married in their churches.icon_biggrin.gif


    Religious actions in Canada are also limited. icon_wink.gif This is a country where gay equality is enshrined in our Charter. The same charter that decrees this equality also decrees in section 29 that the rights of religious schools are preserved, unless they're getting public funding.
  • tazzari

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    May 23, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    So good old biblical practices such as multiple wives and concubines is ok? Sacrificing your first born? Could be fun!
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    May 24, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
    I don't think anyone but a Canadian lawyer or someone very well schooled in Canadian constitutional law could be of much help in describing how these conflicting principles might be resolved in the Canadian legal system. The legal systems of Canada and the US are quite different. So perhaps RJ is not the place to seek answers.
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    May 24, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    I'm still trying to figure out what umbilical sex is.
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    May 24, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    I never cease to be amazed at how crazy hoomans are....icon_lol.gif
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    May 24, 2014 5:17 AM GMT
    At least they mentioned sex, omg. Now sex education

    Eventually they'll like gay people...
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    May 25, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI'm still trying to figure out what umbilical sex is.
    It's having a dick so small that the only thing it'll fit in is the bellybutton.