Tag Archives: law and religion

Supreme Court of Canada Decides to Hear The Wall Case: Is A Church Member Entitled To Sue A Congregation Because He Was Disfellowshipped?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wall v. JWs.

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wall v. JWs. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided today to hear the Wall case from Alberta.  The SCC must decide if a court has jurisdiction to hear a case of a former church member who is suing for… More

Supreme Court Grants Leave On TWU

This entry is part 33 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 33 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. The Supreme Court of Canada decided today that it will hear Trinity Western University’s appeal of its loss in the Ontario Court of Appeal last June. Both the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled… More

The Legal Revolution Against Religion

This entry is part 32 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 32 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. For centuries the law in western countries has accommodated religious beliefs and practices. There are many examples, such as, the law allowing a Sikh boy to wear a kirpan when he attends school despite the rule that… More

Common Sense Prevails at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

This entry is part 24 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 24 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. The Nova Scotia Barristers Society (Society) was “discomforted” by Trinity Western University’s (TWU) Community Covenant which, “in addition to mundane items” noted the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (Court), “prohibits sexual intimacy outside the marriage between a… More

Being On the Right Side of History: Where the Offended Take Away Religious Freedom

This entry is part 22 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 22 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. Trinity Western University’s Community Covenant is discriminatory and it hurts.  So said Ontario Court of Appeal Justice James C. MacPherson on June 29.  He decided that the Covenant, which requires TWU’s student body to abide by… More

The Intolerance of Intolerance: The Outrageous Accusation That TWU’s School of Law Is Related To The Orlando Massacre

This entry is part 21 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 21 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. A bisexual Muslim, who swore allegiance to ISIS, walked into an Orlando gay club that he frequented and indiscriminately shot and killed 49 people, injuring 53 others. It was a heinous crime, the like of which we’ve… More