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A Christian law school in BC?

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http://bc.ctvnews.ca/proposed-christian-law-school-under-fire-from-deans-1.1119495

Plans to add a law department on the Trinity Western University campus are coming under fire because of a controversial oath students and faculty are required to swear.

The Council of Canadian Law Deans issued a letter this week criticizing the Christian university’s Community Covenant, which expressly forbids homosexual relationships on campus.

“In keeping with biblical and TWU ideals, community members voluntarily abstain from… sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman,” it reads.

Trinity Western University's plans to build a law school are being questioned by Canadian deans. Jan. 17, 2013. (CTV)

Violating the covenant can result in penalties, including expulsion, though the university insists it has never thrown out a student for being gay.

CCLD president William Flanagan said the document, as it stands, is fundamentally opposed to the core values held at every law school in the country.

“A policy like this is a policy that expressly discriminates against lesbian and gay students,” Flanagan said.

TWU president Dr. Jonathan S. Raymond said the covenant and the ideals it contains are an important part of the university’s Christian identity.

That doesn’t make the school unfriendly to homosexuals, he added.

“There’s nowhere in any document that we say something hostile towards gays or lesbians,” Raymond said.

Asked what would happen if a married same-sex couple were found to be students at TWU, Raymond said “I don’t know.”

“Do you know why? It’s the beginning of a conversation. It’s never happened.”

Students at the university told CTV News they know of gay students on campus, and that they have never seen hateful behaviour towards them.

The TWU covenant also bans gossip, vulgar language, pornography and alcohol consumption on campus, even by adults.

A post on the university’s website dated for Dec. 5, 2012 states that faculty anticipate the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to approve the new law school within six to 12 months.

If approved, TWU estimates the school would be open in September 2015.

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Is this so they can sue you if you tell them god isn't real?

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No. Just....no.

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Would any of you have issues if the law school had holistic admissions process that favours those with greater religiosity?

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Would any of you have issues if the law school had holistic admissions process that favours those with greater religiosity?

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religion should have nothing to do with law.

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At the end of the day, TWU is a private institution. They're not getting public money (hence they have one of Canada's highest tuition rates), and their code of conduct isn't infringing on anyone who ain't attending TWU.

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Would any of you have issues if the law school had holistic admissions process that favours those with greater religiosity?

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You have the right to turn the other cheek

You have the right to be crucified

You have the right to believe in Gawd All Mighty (if you give up this right, you will burn in a fiery pit of damnation for eternity)

You have the right to rightously slaughter people with disagree with your spiritual beliefs

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You have the right to turn the other cheek

You have the right to be crucified

You have the right to believe in Gawd All Mighty (if you give up this right, you will burn in a fiery pit of damnation for eternity)

You have the right to rightously slaughter people with disagree with your spiritual beliefs

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You have the right to turn the other cheek

You have the right to be crucified

You have the right to believe in Gawd All Mighty (if you give up this right, you will burn in a fiery pit of damnation for eternity)

You have the right to rightously slaughter people with disagree with your spiritual beliefs

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Different laws - they are not laws of general application.

And this would not be an issue if they were not teaching secular law - the reason they are seeking approval is to teach the same curriculum as other law schools but promoting an agenda that denies equality to homosexuals.

That is the issue that has the Council concerned.

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