There is clear tension between the Charter’s guarantees of freedom of religion and gender equality. This is one of the most difficult balancing acts of a secular democracy. But school boards cannot resolve it for us. As [TDSB director Chris] Spence says: “We do not have the authority to tell faith groups how to pray.” Nor can the board prefer one faith practice over another.
Implementing the law equally for all is a sacred secular democratic principle.Too bad it isn't a sacred sharia principle (since sharia, the one true law for all, is a political/religious system that enshrines the superiority of Muslims over infidels, and men over chicks--the reason many are alarmed to see it popping up at a Toronto public school).