It appears that Langley MP Mark Warawa has put himself on the side of Trinity Western University, with his remarks to Parliament regarding the controversy over its attempts to open a law school [Warawa backing TWU, June 3, Langley Advance].
According to Mr. Warawa, opposition to certifying TWUâ€™s future law graduates constitutes an attack on â€œreligious freedoms.â€
When does â€œreligious freedomâ€ confer a right to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation?
Let us be clear, TWUâ€™s code of conduct prohibits sexual intimacy with a member of the same sex. That is discrimination, any way you look at.
TWU is a private university based on Christian principles. It should be open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Mr. Warawa need to realize that one can be gay and a Christian.
Jesus taught people about love, inclusion, and tolerance, not hate, exclusion, and intolerance.
TWUâ€™s archaic Christian Code of Conduct is out of step with the times. TWU cannot expect to discriminate against gay students.
To paraphrase a past prime minister, the university has no business in the bedrooms of its students.
Ernest Berger, Langley