Tag Archive: religious freedom

Religious Speech Does Not Equal ‘Hate Speech’: Court Affirms Pastor’s Right to Publicly Express Views

Expressing his religious views in a public forum plunged one Canadian pastor into a ten-year legal battle defending his right to freedom of expression against accusations of “hate speech.” Pastor Stephen Boissoin wrote… Continue reading

AP Stylebook Now Discourages Reporters From Using Terms ‘Homophobia’ and ‘Islamophobia’

Some surprising changes arrived in the Associated Press Stylebook online. Associated Press – the largest outlet for print news coverage in North America – recently announced its change in policy, designed to guide… Continue reading

UK court vindicates Christian demoted for opposing gay ‘marriage’

MANCHESTER, UK – A court in Manchester has ruled that when Adrian Smith wrote on Facebook that he objected to government plans to create “same-sex marriage.” he was not committing an act of… Continue reading

Woman denied haircut goes to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

A request for a lunch-hour haircut has turned into a battle over human rights, pitting freedom of religion against a woman’s right not to be denied service based on her gender.   Faith… Continue reading

Universities a Threat to Free Speech: Report

Journalist Ezra Levant reports on the recent release of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms’ 2012 Campus Freedom Index. See the video here.  

Judge: Parents have no right to know what activist taught their children in school

Parents and ratepayers in a Hamilton area school board will never know exactly what a homosexual activist told their children during a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) assembly a year ago. The Information and Privacy… Continue reading

Why Write A Policy Making Faith Groups Third-Class? TDSB Director Won’t Answer

Toronto District School Board Director Chris Spence won’t respond to questions on why his Board insists on making faith groups third class – and why the Board has even written a policy to… Continue reading

UK Government says faith group can’t limit communion to members

British move could provoke copycat laws abroad A government agency that oversees charities in the United Kingdom has decided that a local Christian congregation cannot be registered because it does not open its… Continue reading

The sorry state of free speech in our institutes of higher learning

Are Canadian universities a threat to free speech? If you ask me, yes, and if you ask civil rights lawyer John Carpay, he’ll go even further. Carpay has ranked universities so that you… Continue reading

CCRF Welcomes Dr David Koyzis

The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom announced today the appointment of Dr. David Koyzis, head of political science at Redeemer University, to its Board. Born in the Chicago area, Koyzis has for the last two… Continue reading