Oxford University students have banned a Christian union from their college freshers’ fair after saying the religion is ‘damaging’ and ‘an excuse for homophobia and neo-colonialism’.
Student union officials at Balliol prevented representatives from attending and warned that the society could cause ‘harm’ by setting up a stall at the event.
The decision was revealed in a leaked email chain that has sparked fury across the college.
Vice president Frederick Potts told Christian union representatives: ‘Christianity’s influence on many marginalised communities has been damaging in its methods of conversion and rules of practice.
‘It is still used in many places as an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism.’
Student union officials at Balliol, pictured, revented representatives from attending and warned that the society could cause ‘harm’ by setting up a stall at the event (stock photo)
Organisers also claimed that the popular fair was a ‘secular space’ and that they ‘didn’t want to monopolise the presence of any individual faith’, reports the Cherwell student newspaper.
But last night furious…Read More