Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Province approves Canada’s first Christian law school amidst attacks over sexual beliefs

LANGLEY, British Columbia, December 18, 2013 ( – Canada’s first Christian law school will open its doors in 2016 after B.C. provincial authorities approved Trinity Western University’s (TWU) application today in the face of massive opposition from a council of law deans and an outspoken pro-abortion lawyer threatening a lawsuit.

“We are thrilled with this news,” TWU President Bob Kuhn told LifeSiteNews after the province’s Ministry of Advanced Education gave the school the green light.

TWU cleared its first hurdle on Monday after it received approval from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Earlier this year, the Canadian Council of Law Deans attempted to kibosh the law-school proposal because of TWU’s “community covenant” that requires all students to adhere to Christian sexual morality, including to “voluntarily abstain” from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”

Pro-abortion civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby added his voice to the clamor against the proposal by threatening to challenge TWU’s accreditation in court should it be granted approval by the province.  (more...)

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