Is Our Freedom Challenged Today
You know, no matter the freedom that you want, someone will challenge it. This is the case with Trinity Western University. After they fought through the court system to get their law school. They thought that they had finally won their case and right to have a law school back on the first of November. They never thought that they would be going to the Supreme Court over their win. Does this picture our freedom challenged today.
Well, three provincial Law Societies have not accepted Trinity Western University’s win. They are BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia. At least the Law Society of BC thinks that the whole situation “is a matter of National significance”. It looks like the other two provinces (Ontario and Nova Scotia) believe the same on this matter.
Questions on Freedom
I would like to ask a question, where are the freedoms and rights of institutions and the people in this matter? Where are the interests of all human being in Canada put? Is the law removing the freedoms and rights of people?
Canada has always been a country of tolerance. Have we as a people and as a country forgotten this fact? Is the meaning of tolerance changed with time? Thus, the British Columbia Court of Appeal understood the meaning of tolerance. The Law Society of British Columbia does not understand the meaning of tolerance.
What does this do for the freedom of believe. Can a person still believe as they want to? Is the freedom that we enjoy changing each day that life goes on. Does include the nation of freedom, United States. Is freedom getting smaller. Have we not learned from our history? Will the religious rights and freedoms that our fore fathers fought for vanish some day? I hope the answer is no. At least not in our lifetime.
The next question is, will the view of religion change? I guess in time it will. It is hard to image all the different religions becoming just one. What about the fact that there might not be religion at all? I think that fact many times over the years has come up. But religion has continued without stoppage.
Tolerance Today in Society
The fact that there are so many religions shows that there has had and still needs to be tolerance. The acceptance of all people and their views is important.
It does not matter the type of views. They could be religious, political, social academic, or world views. It is the diverse views of the many different people that keep the world turning. To believe one way does not mean that it is the only way. I think if you can not tolerant someone else’s view then you do not understand them. Maybe you even have trouble tolerating them and or their view. This is the great human factor that keeps the world turning.
The British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia law societies could be in this situation.
Are Institutions Pushing Their Beliefs
Is Trinity Western University trying to push their standards. That is the way they view the relationship of marriage. It being only between one man and one woman on the total Canadian society? I think not. I also think that having the law school there will not promote this concept either. Yes, the University has standards. The many different people groups of Canada also have standards. Every standard is not for everyone.
These law societies are trying to make the same standard for everyone I think. If this happens then what will become of tolerance for everyone. It just might completely disappear for good. Then will we end up in the dark ages again. I do not think that would be good at all.
I hope that the outcome will be positive for Trinity Western University. They have had to go to the Supreme Court in Ottawa twice now. I hope that this trip to the supreme Court will silence the outcry that TWA has had to deal with. The outcry from the Canadian legal profession. So far to date the Canadian Courts have been in favour of protecting those oppressed. I hoped that the same out come will be for TWU. The outcome in some way will affect all private institutions. To the greater or lesser degree.
As Barry Bussey stated “Now we can only hope that the Supreme Court of Canada agrees with the BC Court of Appeal”. It is my hope that Supreme Court agrees with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. What are your views on this? How do you feel should be the outcome?