Yes. We recommend a number of amendments in a line-by-line red line in the document that we provided to the committee.
I think we can drop language like “clergyman” and “minister“ and replace that with “religious official”. I think that subsections (2) and (3) cover some of the concerns about faiths like the Wiccan faith that does not have a religious official. They are covered under subsection (2) and subsection (3). I think it's still inclusive of those faiths as well.
Again, subsection (1), I think, can also be amended to make it gender neutral. Instead of “his”, “his” and “him”, we could put in “their”, “their” and “them”, and so on.
I think we can take out subparagraph (b)(ii), “arrests him on the civil process, or under the pretense of executing a civil process”. I think that can be removed as well.
I would disagree ever so slightly with B'nai Brith about broadening it for moral, social, and benevolent purposes. I'd entertain removing that section and making it more focused on religious service. Again, as I said in my comments, it's the religious service that is different in kind from, for example, a cookie fundraiser to raise money for the local whatever, food bank. It's different in kind than an actual religious service. I would tighten it up that way.