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Court queries 'awkward' Jesus question

posted Jun 25, 2011, 6:00 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jun 25, 2011, 6:21 PM ]
Judge dismisses Chinese man's refugee claim while admitting unease about questions he was asked about religion
By Douglas Quan, Postmedia News June 8, 2011

A Chinese migrant seeking refugee status in Canada on the grounds that he faced persecution at home for his Christian beliefs was repeatedly asked by the Immigration and Refugee Board last year to describe what Jesus was "like as a person."

The man's inability to attribute human characteristics to Jesus formed part of the board's decision to deny his refugee claim. The details are contained in a recent Federal Court ruling, which dismissed the man's application for a judicial review of the board's decision but did agree that the board's line of questioning about Jesus was "somewhat awkward."

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