Dann starts by discussing Bill Maher’s comment on Real Time with Bill Maher:
“There are 80 countries with anti-gay laws punishable by death in about 10 Muslim countries. India, not a Muslim country … just passed a harsh anti-gay law.” Maher summed it up: “This is something the world has a long way to go to get over.”
Dann “realized Maher could’ve added one more country to the list where the ‘getting over it’ has some way to go: Canada” because “negative attitudes towards homosexuality are emanating from a Christian institution: Trinity Western University.”
The article Dann references is almost a year old and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada “granted TWU preliminary approval of its proposed law school program” in December 2013. However, for Dann
The most interesting part of TWU’s covenant, however, is the voluntary, obligatory commitment to abstain from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.” [Emphasis Dann]
Dann treats us to a “Spoiler Alert” about “marriage throughout time” and talks about the kind of religious discourse and political language and “the absence of details” in the discussion about TWU and its covenant that would make George Orwell grimace.
For Dann, “the language of morality” is “shameful”:
Especially in Canada. And abundantly so for a law school bristling to be taken seriously.