Random Quotations – Christianity – June 30th, 2018

Five items in total…

“In 2015 out of 2,637 refugees there were only 43 Christians, just 13 Yazidis and only one Shia Muslim. In 2016 the statistics were even worse. Out of 7,499 refugees there were only 27 Christians, five Yazidis and 13, Shia Muslims… Disturbingly, UK officials tried to prevent the release of this information.” – Raymond Ibrahim, “UN has only recommended tiny token numbers of Syrian Christians for resettlement in the UK” – Gatestone Institute, June 3rd, 2018.

“During the day, they work in a department store and deal with their uptight bitchy boss. By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest SUPER DRAGS in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains. Get ready, because the SUPER DRAGS are going deeper than you think.” (emphasis in original) – Netflix cartoon description, quoted by Doug Giles in “Christians are protesting Netflix for a cartoon – it’s not a ‘normal’ cartoon” – Clash Daily, June 29th, 2018. (You can see this item and the cartoon trailer here.)

Trinity Western…

“In a pair of landmark decisions, the high court said law societies in Ontario and British Columbia were entitled to ensure equal access to the bar, support diversity and prevent harm to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students… The reality is that most LGBTQ individuals will be deterred from attending TWU’s proposed law school, and those who do attend will be at the risk of significant harm.” – Cdn. Press, “Top court affirms sexual identity protections in Christian law school decisions” – Toronto Sun, June 15th, 2018.

“(Yet) the highest court in the land has decided it’s fine for a government actor (provincial law societies -JG) to discriminate against grown men and women who want to assemble freely in an entirely private religious institution to learn the law.” – Chris Selley, “Supreme Court strikes a blow against religious freedom with Trinity Western decision” – National Post, June 15th, 2018.

“As two justices noted in a blistering dissent, the majority’s use of ‘Charter values’ rather than actual Charter rights creates a Humpty Dumpty world of postmodern jurisprudence in which nobody knows where they stand… For the liberal juggernaut to crush TWU law school means imposing uniformity in the name of diversity… The real coercion here is coming from law societies that wield the power of the state without the accountability created by democratic institutions.” (emphasis added) – John Robson, “The Supreme Court just enforced conformity … to protect diversity, of course” – National Post, June 19th, 2018.