• HJFJ

    “the university’s application process contains no restrictions against
    race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Gay people can apply to
    Trinity Western. They’ll likely be accepted if they meet the academic
    requirements. The only thing that’s prohibited are same-sex
    relationships, which have absolutely nothing to do with post-secondary
    education.”

    Your argument is equivalent to this: Jews can attend TWU, there are no restrictions based on religion, they are just not allowed to act Jewish, you know, pray in Hebrew or attend synagogues, which has nothing to do with post-secondary education. Is this the kind of law school you want to condone?

    • JL

      In the Jewish context there is no issue with praying in Hebrew or attending synagogues, so the analogy is lost. There are actually Jewish students at TWU. However, the point I gather you are making is sex is so central to one’s being that you cannot ask individuals to part from it. Ok. Let’s go with that. Well, lucky for the world this is a private institution. So no one actually is forcing individuals to refrain from sexual intimacy before marriage or to deny their sexual orientation. TWU simply offers individuals an alternative to secular universities.

      *Phew*

      The stones cast at TWU are ridiculous. There is room in Canada for private religious institutions, including a Christian or Jewish law school. So long as academic and professional standards are satisfied (which in this case there is no disagreement that they are), then they have the right to shape their community however they would like. It’s an arm of the church privately funded to educate and raise up Christian leaders, not an outreach program.

  • Passepartoute

    One reason why Canadian Jews should NOT support a law school, Christian or otherwise, that discriminates against LGBT people:

    From the only North American Jewish Law School:

    “Yeshiva University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in admissions and all other facets of its educational programs and activities. In accordance with the requirements of the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar ssociation,which serve as the accrediting agencies of law schools, as well as the human rights law applicable to schools, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law adheres to the following statement:

    All decisions with regard to students are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence and all programs involving students, academic and nonacademic, are administered without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or disabled veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or other protected classifications as those terms are used in the law. In addition, this policy is designed to maintain a work and academic environment free of sexual harassment and intimidation.”