Tag Archive: human-rights

Why being a Christian could be the most dangerous identity to hold in the world today

by Charles Lewis There are many reasons why it is hard to see Christians as the world’s most aggrieved victims: there are 2.2. billion Christians worldwide, far too numerous to be vulnerable; Christians… Continue reading

Chris Selley: The right response to Quebec’s secular demagogues

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital gave us a preview of a possible counter-strategy to Quebec’s proposed secularism charter this week: total refusal. It’s an excellent strategy. QUEBEC – I suspect Quebec’s proposed secularism charter… Continue reading

Quebec’s ‘true foes’ are religious ‘fundamentalists’, say Liberals

QUEBEC – Quebec’s Liberal Party says that rather than indiscriminately prohibiting public expressions of faith, the province should target its “true foes”: religious fundamentalism and extremism. The provincial counterpart to Justin Trudeau’s federal… Continue reading

LGBT Legislator Stands Up for Religious Freedom, Against Hawaii Marriage Bill

Why Hawaiian Rep. Jo Jordan voted against Marriage Equality Interview by Diane Lee Hawaii state Rep. Jo Jordan made national news yesterday as the first openly gay lawmaker to vote against marriage equality.… Continue reading

British Christians preparing for discrimination because of legalization of same-sex “marriages”

Christians of Great Britain are  preparing for the fact that after legalization of same-sex “marriages” they will  have to face discrimination in various forms.A Christian campaign group, “Coalition for marriage” which struggled against … Continue reading

PQ raises stakes in Quebec charter debate, signals willingness to trigger an election

QUEBEC — The Parti Quebecois has raised the political stakes on its controversial religion bill. It has expressed a willingness to trigger an election on Bill 60, which if adopted would restrict religious… Continue reading

Ontario elementary school pulls out of Remembrance Day ceremony

LONDON, Ont. — Poppies and prayers apparently don’t mix, at least not in Lucan, Ont. An elementary school in the Middlesex County town is pulling out of its Remembrance Day ceremony, with all… Continue reading

Doctors can’t pull plug against family’s wishes: Supreme Court

TORONTO – The Supreme Court has ruled that doctors can’t unilaterally withdraw life-support against a family’s wishes, even if they believe medical treatment is futile. In a 5-2 decision, Canada’s highest court ruled… Continue reading

Ottawa prepared to challenge Quebec values charter in court: Kenney

OTTAWA – It’s not often top Tory cabinet minister Jason Kenney reads from prepared notes, or cuts questions short on two of his favourite subjects — multiculturalism and religious freedom. But Quebec’s proposed… Continue reading

Atheism a creed that needs protection: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

Atheism is a creed deserving of the the same religious protections as Christianity, Islam, and other faiths, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled in a new decision. “Protection against discrimination because of… Continue reading