Lawyer Tim Gleason said freedom of religion and conscience is “a human right that can only be held by humans.”

Headline: Trinity Western case could put all religions at risk, says lawyer
Outlet: The Catholic Register
Release Date: 12/04/2017

The United Church of Canada, however, opposed religious freedom for institutions.  Lawyer Tim Gleason said freedom of religion and conscience is “a human right that can only be held by humans.”

If you extend religious freedom to organizations, “you open up the problems this case presents to us, an organization shielding its coercive practices” under section 2a of the charter, Gleason said.

He argued the covenant was “compelled ideological conformity.”