Ruling protects religious freedom

Last week the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia declared that province’s ban on Trinity Western University law school students to be illegal.

Nova Scotia – like Ontario and B.C. – banned graduates from TWU, not because they won’t be well-trained, or will be in some way defective as lawyers. They were banned because TWU is a Christian-oriented university and students there take a personal conduct pledge to live a Christian lifestyle: no drinking, no gambling, that sort of thing. And no sex outside of marriage – defined by them as one man and one woman.

That’s what made the law societies so furious – that students would take pledges to govern themselves by Christian morality on the question of sex. Not that these students would impose their morality on others, but that they would impose it on themselves