A Christian university in Canada caved to the pressure of a number of law societies and removed its pledge committing students to biblical moral conduct – so that its graduating students can be accredited in the nation’s legal system.
Trinity Western University (TWU) – in the southwestern Canadian province of British Columbia – wanted to establish a law school at the Christian institution’s facility, but several provincial law societies refused to recognize their graduating attorneys.
The university required students to sign a covenant promising to abstain from same-gender relationships and sex outside of marriage.
TWU fought a legal case in the Canada Supreme Court, which ruled that law graduates could be barred from the profession – leading the school this week to reverse itself on the pledge.
A college president in Canada is now issuing a rallying cry against those who would limit or destroy the church.
“Biblically, we're not to bow to anyone when it comes to yielding our Christian stand, and like in the days of Daniel Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – they stood,” McVety pointed out from Scripture.
TWU capitulated, but McVety maintains that this is just one example of the persecution that Christians face in Canada and abroad.
“There is no neutral ground now,” the academic leader insisted. “There is no hiding in the corner. They are coming after us – whether it be in Canada, the U.K., Europe or America. They are coming after us. They're attempting to silence us and to shut us down, and we need to fight back.”
McVety stressed that this must happen, whether individually, or as Christians institutions of all stripes.
He impressed that as far as Canada Christian College is concerned, when the government comes knocking on its doors, the answer will be, “No!”
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