Tag Archive: religious freedom

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

MPP’s motion opposes limits on religious expression

TORONTO — A Liberal backbencher plans to introduce a motion that calls on the legislature to oppose any bill to restrict or prohibit freedom of expression and religion in public places. Monte Kwinter’s… 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

Dan Delmar: PQ leaders know their secularism plan is illegal. They just don’t care

The Parti Québécois (PQ) has fired the first of many shots in its apparent battle against cultural and religious minorities; a battle which will culminate with the release of what promises to be… Continue reading

Canada giving $1.2M for religious freedom in Nigeria, Central Asia

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Andrew Bennett, Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom, are announcing $1.2 million for projects to promote tolerance for religions around the world. Bennett was appointed as religious freedom… Continue reading