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Christian Theologian Fired for Expressing Gospel-Based View of Homosexuality

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A Christian theology lecturer in the UK, Dr. Aaron Edwards, is suing his former employer, Cliff College, after being fired for a social media post discussing the Christian view of homosexuality.

The college suspended him and later terminated his employment, claiming that his posts violated the institution’s social media policy.

Edwards is suing for damages, alleging harassment, discrimination, and unlawful termination. (Trending: SNL Legend Unleashes On Democrats)

“Homosexuality is invading the Church. Evangelicals no longer see the severity of this [because] they’re busy apologising for their apparently barbaric homophobia, whether or not it’s true,” wrote Dr. Aaron Edwards.

“This is a ‘Gospel issue’, by the way. If sin is no longer sin, we no longer need a Saviour,” added the ousted professor.

Cliff College stated that Edwards’ message “is inappropriate and unacceptable and does not represent either the views or ethos of Cliff College.”
“Anyone concerned about academic freedom, Christian freedoms and free speech should be deeply concerned by what has happened to me,” remarked Edwards’ to local outlets.

Edwards complained of “severe physical distress” following being fired from his position.
He has stated that his termination caused him severe distress and harmed his ability to seek employment elsewhere in the British higher education system.

“The tweet was not defamatory; it was not an attack on any colleague or individual; it was not abusive; and it was not an extremist religious view,” said Edwards in defense of his post.

Adding, “It was addressed to evangelicals as a point of doctrine, and it has been misunderstood by many who wish to cause personal and institutional trouble for those who express that view.”

A spokesperson for the college told reporters, “As internal processes remain ongoing, we are unable to respond to specific issues.”

They added, “As a Methodist institution, Cliff College is committed to being a safe and hospitable place where those with differing convictions are welcomed and encouraged to live and learn together as faithful disciples of Christ.”

Edwards is being supported in his lawsuit by the Christian Legal Center.

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