Bible College expelled theologian over anti-homosexual tweet, threatens to report as terrorist: lawyers
Methodist Bible College launched in the United Kingdom Christian theologian He threatened to report him as a terrorist because of his anti-homosexual tweets, his lawyer alleged.
doctor. Aaron Edwards, who taught theology at Cliff College in Derbyshire, EnglandHe was suspended from school after being accused of “defaming the college” on social media last month.
“Homosexuality is invading the church,” Edwards wrote in a tweet on February 2. 19. “Evangelicals no longer see the seriousness of this [because] They’re busy apologizing for their seemingly barbaric homophobia, whether that’s true or not.
Edwards added, “This *by the way* is a ‘gospel case.’ If sin is no longer sin, we no longer need a Savior.”
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Edwards’ tweet quickly went viral and led to a backlash, to which Edwards replied, “This is * * * a conservative view. Accepting homosexuality as ‘not wrong’ * * * is doctrinally invading the Church. This is not controversial. Acceptance is an order.” Controversial. Most of the Universal Church agrees. It is not homophobic to declare homosexuality a sin.”
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“I expressed the conservative view as a doctrinal issue, re. the implications of sin/the gospel. It wasn’t an attack on individuals, it was Addressed to Evangelicals. He added that holding onto the view that homosexuality is sinful seemed only welcome if it remained “unspoken”.
Edwards’ tweets have reportedly caused “concern” among members of the Methodist Church in Britain, with a senior staff member saying they “could be extremely harmful” and “affect the core business of the college” and “plan of action”, according to Edwards’ legal advisor at Christian Legal Centre, based in London.
Edwards has been suspended from school pending an investigation and the college revealed during a disciplinary hearing on March 8 that it was considering referring him to Prevent, which monitors allegations of terrorism in the UK.
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Edwards was reportedly asked during the hearing what he would do if he were asked to pray with a student about their same-sex attraction, which he believed was an attempt to get him to confirm “conversion therapy”, which the British Parliament debated to decriminalize.
“The reaction to my tweet and the unfair treatment I was subjected to at Cliff College and the Methodist Church in Britain perfectly illustrates the issue my tweet addressed,” Edwards said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.
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“The tweet was not defamatory, it was not an attack on any colleague or individual, it was not offensive, it was not an extremist religious viewpoint, it was directed at evangelicals as a point of faith, and it has been misunderstood by many who wish to cause personal and institutional problems for those who express this.” The opinion “.
Edwards added that traditional Christian beliefs about sexuality are being “silenced and eradicated” in the Methodist Church.
With the help of the Christian Law Centre, Edwards is examining his legal options against Cliffe College for possible discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. He claims that the disciplinary proceedings lacked the “required fairness” and that the investigation was biased and riddled with “stunning” imbalances, exaggerations and misrepresentations.
Cliff College did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment at the time of publication.
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Edwards’ case comes amid a growing row among Methodists worldwide over the issue of same-sex marriage and sexuality. United Methodist Church in the United States Clusters were hemorrhaged In recent years, with many of them joining the neo-conservative Universal Methodist Church.