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Bob Kuhn of TWU: “We’ve defined discrimination in terms so broad, it becomes a mantra.”

Trinity Western University is back in the news in its continuing battle to establish a law school — with graduates recognized by law societies across the country.

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Bob Kuhn: “I’ve received personal threats and the like. I would characterize it as hate mail.”

Bob Kuhn, president of Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, B.C., spoke to Faith Today about freedom of religion, what TWU’s students think about the controversy rocking their school and the personal nature of the attacks and where he believes Canada is heading.

TWU’s proposal for a school of law, although approved by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, has ignited debate in Canada over topics like discrimination, a school’s right to have students sign a community covenant, and of course, religious freedom. The Council of Canadian Law Deans has spoken out against TWU’s plans for a law school. 

FT: Were you surprised at the outcry from the law deans?

BK: The answer is yes and no. I’m surprised it’s become the issue it has. My surprise is really the degree to which the opposition is grounding its positions on an ideology, as opposed to taking into account some of the legal and logical perspectives.
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