(xii) Trinity Western University TWU v British Columbia College oF Teachers (BCCT
)  (1) S.C.R.
Kempling appealed the BCCT
ruling on the grounds that it violated his rights to freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression in section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
went after him simply for writing letters to the editor!
Well, because BCCT
did not approve of TWU's Mission Statement: namely, "...to develop godly Christian leaders: positive, goal-oriented, university graduates with thoroughly Christian minds".
Several years ago the BCCT
refused to certify Trinity Western University's teacher education program because TWU asked its students to uphold Christian standards and refrain from "premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual behaviour" while attending the University.
Kempling was brought before the BCCT
to answer this charge on the complaint of a local woman, not herself a BCCT
If a teacher in the public school system engages in this "discriminatory" conduct, that teacher can be subject to disciplinary proceedings before the BCCT
took exception to Trinity's community standards contract, which requires students to refrain from "involvement in the occult, and sexual sins such as premarital sex, adultery or homosexual behaviour." It decided that such a stand was "contrary to the public interest."
Trinity Western University v British Columbia College of Teachers (BCCT