(The 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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