A Christian organization for students at an Oxford University college in the UK was banned from attending a fair for freshman called the “Freshers Fair”. The ban was put in place out of fear that the attendance of the Christian group would potentially “alienate” students of other religions.
The Christian Union of Oxford’s Balliol College was initially banned by an event organizer who felt students might feel “unwelcome” due to what he calls the Christian religion being “an excuse for homophobia and neo-colonialism,” according to The Times of London.
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“We recognise [sic] the wonderful advantages in having CU representatives at the freshers fair but are concerned that there is potential for harm to freshers who are already struggling to feel welcome in Oxford,” Frederick Potts, reportedly said in an email addressed to the student Organization. Potts is the vice president of the undergraduate student body.
Potts continued: “Christianity’s influence on many marginalised communities has been damaging in its methods of…