Canadian Court Rules Christian Law School Can’t Be Denied Accreditation Over Biblical Beliefs

Canadian Court Rules Christian Law School Can’t Be Denied Accreditation Over Biblical Beliefs.

Good news!

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – A Canadian court has ruled that an educational society in Nova Scotia acted improperly when it denied accreditation to a Christian law school because of its biblical beliefs on human sexuality.

“I have concluded that the NSBS did not have the authority to do what it did,” Justice Jamie Campbell of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court wrote on Wednesday. “I have also concluded that even if it did have that authority it did not exercise it in a way that reasonably considered the concerns for religious freedom and liberty of conscience.”

Trinity Western University, which is set to open its law school next year, had filed suit in October of last year after the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society after it refused to recognize graduates as being attorneys until the Christian institution changed its policy on sexuality.

“According to the Bible, sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman, and within that marriage bond it is God’s intention that it be enjoyed as a means for marital intimacy and procreation,” the university policy reads. “Honoring and upholding these principles, members of the TWU community strive for purity of thought and relationship, respectful modesty, personal responsibility for actions taken, and avoidance of contexts where temptation to compromise would be particularly strong.”

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Paris ‘sex toy’ sculpture sabotaged at Place Vendome

That thing I wrote about the other day?

It’s been sabotaged!

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A huge inflatable sculpture inspired by a sex toy has been sabotaged days after it was installed in Paris.

The 24m (80ft) sculpture on Place Vendome in Paris was brought down when supporting cords were cut.

Earlier, US artist Paul McCarthy told a French newspaper that he was attacked by a man who said the sculpture had no place being on the street.

The sculpture is part of the week-long International Contemporary Art Fair in the French capital.

The art fair said it would restore the deflated sculpture as soon as it could.

McCarthy told French newspaper Le Monde that his work, entitled Tree, was an “abstract work” rooted in a joke about a sex toy and was also inspired by a Christmas tree.

Police said the sculpture had been attacked overnight.

“An unidentified group of people cut the cables which were holding the artwork, which caused it to collapse,” police said.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the attack was unacceptable, and also denounced the attack on McCarthy.

“Paris will not succumb to the threats of those who, by attacking an artist or a work, are attacking artistic freedom,” she said.

“Art has its place in our streets and nobody will be able to chase it away.”

Blah blah blah fishcakes.

That’s not art. It’s prog agit-prop.

Kudos to whoever did it! 🙂

And may the same fate meet any replacement work (hey, if it’s really art, wouldn’t it be ‘irreplaceable’, like if someone defaced the Mona Lisa, for instance?)

All is fair in love and war, say some.

Well, this is a war. A culture war.

And culture war can be waged back!