HSLDA Intervenes for Loyola at the Supreme Court of Canada: Pray for the Supreme Court on Monday
On Monday, March 24th, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Loyola case.
This case involves Loyola High School, a private, Jesuit Catholic school in Montreal, Quebec. Loyola is being forced to teach an ethics and religion course (ERC) from a secular perspective. “Loyola tried to get permission to teach an equivalent course from its Catholic perspective and was denied,” says HSLDA lawyer, Lisa McManus. “Loyola started a court case to protect its freedom of religion. They won at the trial but lost at the Court of Appeal. Now the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case on March 24, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.”
“If Loyola loses the appeal, then private schools will lose the freedom to teach ERC - equivalent courses from any perspective that is not secular. That ruling could then be relied on to also force homeschoolers to teach the ERC from a perspective contrary to their personal beliefs,” added McManus.
HSLDA has been granted Intervener status in this case. Here, we have the opportunity to present our argument and explain to the judges how the decision they make on Loyola will affect homeschooling nationwide.
Our members can get the full story in our latest Court Report here
Our factum (written arguments) can be viewed here
Please pray for the judges overseeing this case. Pray for the lawyers involved. Pray for Loyola High School.
We are encouraged and inspired by the responses of our members. Thank you for taking the time to pray and give throughout this whole journey with us. We have gotten this far because of your prayers and financial support.
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Let us pray together that, when the gavel falls, God is glorified and His will is done.
Learn more on the history of this case and our position