Skip to comments.Vancouver Archbishop Defends Proposed Protestant Law School Against Attacks by Gay Activists
Posted on 02/01/2013 1:18:27 PM PST by marshmallow
Editors note: Archbishop J. Michael Miller issued the following statement of support for Trinity Western Universitys proposed law school on Friday.
VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) A recent pastoral letter from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops pointed out a disturbing trend worldwide and in Canada of bias, prejudice, hate propaganda, discrimination and persecution of others because of their religious beliefs.
Efforts to deny Trinity Western University the right to a law school on the basis of its religious principles are an example of the threats to freedom of conscience and religion that are becoming increasingly common in this country.
In this case, a university that professes its religious faith publicly and requests that its students respect that faith freely would be punished by those responsible for the training of professionals in the field of law.
The irony of the situation with those who are at the forefront of the legal profession trying to penalize an institution for embracing and openly practising its convictions is disturbing.
To attempt to bar faith from the development of those who would practise the law is to undermine the foundations of conscience and integrity that in fact contributed to the modern Western legal system .
In the tradition of St. Thomas More, who chose to serve not power but the supreme ideal of justice, our society needs more legal practitioners who are willing to serve the law of conscience in the face of compromising demands.
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Okay, maybe it is just me; but, it seems like it is “All Gay, all the time”. There can be no group of people, religious or otherwise, that can be allowed to exist without publically validating the “gay lifestyle”. I know this is Canada; but, in the U.S. — whatever happened to “freedom of association”?
Our times are like Plato’s Symposium, but this time Socrates is not winning the day.