Tag: freedom of religion

Religious community hopes president will appoint suitable CRL commissioners
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Religious community hopes president will appoint suitable CRL commissioners

By Adv Nadene L Badenhorst, Legal Counsel of FOR SA With relations between the CRL Rights Commission (CRL) and the religious community in South Africa severely strained, the religious sector is hoping that President Ramaphosa will carefully consider who he appoints to serve on the commission for the next five […]

Christian law school loses religious freedom fight at Canadian Supreme Court
North America

Christian law school loses religious freedom fight at Canadian Supreme Court

Originally published in The Catholic Herald The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled that law societies can refuse to give accreditation to a proposed Christian law school over claims that it discriminates against LGBT people. Students at the evangelical Trinity Western University must agree to abstain from sexual activity outside marriage […]

Bougardt judgment indicates likely legal limit of religious speech
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Bougardt judgment indicates likely legal limit of religious speech

Pastor gets prison sentence for offensive remarks towards gays On Friday, 18 May 2018 Pastor Oscar Bougardt – who found himself in trouble with the law again after making certain “highly insulting, demeaning and uncharitable” statements regarding the LGBT community – was convicted of contempt of court and sentenced to […]