Oxford college bans ‘harmful’ Christian Union from freshers’ fair

Oxford college bans ‘harmful’ Christian Union from freshers’ fair, by Camilla Turner.

An Oxford College has banned the Christian Union from its freshers’ fair on the grounds that it would be “alienating” for students of other religions, and constitute a “micro-aggression”.

The organiser of Balliol’s fair argued Christianity’s historic use as “an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism” meant that students might feel “unwelcome” in their new college if the Christian Union had a stall.

hat-tip Stephen Neil