The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments jointly for two cases involving Trinity Western University’s now infamous law school. This case could be one of the most important cases for secularism and religious freedom in Canada since R v Big M Drug Mart Ltd, and there’s already been a bit of drama about the… Read more »
This week’s Weekly Update is a little thin. That shouldn’t be surprising: just about every article and post from just about every news media outlet and blog this week has either been about the US election or its surprising, disappointing, horrifying result.
Trinity Western University (TWU) will sound familiar to most Canadian atheists. Back in 2001, the British Columbia College of Teachers (BCCT) – which was, at the time, the professional regulatory body for teachers in BC – denied accreditation to its teaching certification program because of the university’s bigoted stance against homosexuality. The BCCT said that… Read more »
G. Elijah Dann shared a link on the Canadian Atheist Facebook page to his Huffington Post article, “Trinity Western University Put[s] Homophobia on the Syllabus.” 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… Read more »