Christian Union Banned From Oxford Freshers’ Fair

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(Christian Institute) An Oxford University college banned members of the Christian Union (CU) from its freshers’ fair, claiming that Christianity is used as an “excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neocolonialism.”

One of the organizers of last week’s fair at Balliol College, Freddy Potts, claimed that the presence of CU members would be “alienating” for students and constitutes “microaggression.”

The move led to a backlash from Balliol students who called it a “violation of free speech” and “religious freedom.” The organizers backed down and agreed to allow the CU to participate in the future.

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  • Cady555

    As an atheist and someone who respects freedom of religion, I agree this is wrong. All religious views should get equal treatment.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    From Wiki:

    Latin: Universitas Oxoniensis
    Motto Dominus Illuminatio Mea (Latin)
    Motto in English
    “The Lord is my Light”
    Established c. 1096[1]

    apparently not so much anymore ……..

  • Lydia Church

    They are just using those terms to persecute Christians and get ready for the next Holocaust, against us Christians! Homosexuality is a sin, Christianity is not an ‘excuse’ for that, it is the remedy for it. They are truthophobes who call us ‘homophobes.’ The Word of the Lord is Truth, I will live by it and die by it. 1 Cor. 6; 9-11, Romans 1; 26-27, and of course Deuteronomy…

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  • Carla Nee

    Whenever I see Oxford I am reminded of my cousin’s destination wedding. I remember it the most out all the DW’s I’ve attended because they had a lady playing harp during the wedding ceremony, it was really lovely. Apparently, they booked her off this global wedding marketplace.