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Campaign Life Coalition: ‘This Supreme Court decision is an attack on religious rights in Canada’

Toronto, June 15, 2018 – Campaign Life Coalition strongly condemns today’s Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling to uphold the provincial law societies’ decision to reject graduates from Trinity Western University.

“This decision is an obliteration of religious freedom,” said Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition. “Trinity Western, like any other private institution, is entitled to hold its religious views including those on the biblical understanding of sex and marriage. Tragically this decision states that there is no room for religious diversity in the public sphere.”

“The court’s decision to deny Trinity Western the right to exercise its religious rights, sets a dangerous precedent for other faith-based schools, organizations, charities etc.” said Jeff Gunnarson, Vice-President Campaign Life Coalition. “This is anti-Christian bigotry, there is no other way to put it.”

It remains to be seen what further action will be taken.

About Campaign Life Coalition
Campaign Life Coalition is a national, non-profit organization involved in political action and advocacy for legal and cultural change in Canada with respect to protecting human life and the family. It is non-partisan and encourages voting based on principles, not party.

Media Contacts
Jeff Gunnarson, Vice-President, Campaign Life Coalition, 416-204-9749
Mary Ellen Douglas, National Organizer, Campaign Life Coalition, 613-329-1488
Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life Coalition, 416-204-9781