While we're in favour of freedom of religion, that freedom has limits.
We only need to look to some of the so-called religious freedom acts in the USA to see the danger of letting religious freedom trample over the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and atheists.
That's why we're intervening in the BC Court of Appeal case over the proposed law school at Trinity Western University later this week. We need to put a clear limit on what is and isn't protected by religious freedom.
In the factum our lawyers helped us develop, which I highly encourage you to read, we argue that studying law is not a religious act protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and that requiring all students - including non-Christians - to obey an evangelical Christian ethos is religious compulsion.
I'll be at the courthouse for the hearing from Wednesday to Friday and if you can't make it, follow the proceedings on Twitter under #TWUlaw.
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