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British court upholds university’s expulsion of student who wrote that same-sex marriage is sinful

October 30, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Sheffield University expelled the student from its master’s program in social work after he wrote on Facebook that “same-sex marriage is a sin whether we like it or not. It is God’s words and man’s sentiments would not change His words.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 30, 2017 5:11 PM ET USA

    Yes, Elizabeth; this is what the average Catholic school in the West has been reduced to: a government school that allows the use of the word "God" in the classroom. You are safe if you follow Pope Francis' tone of expression and drift away from affirmation of public articulation of the Catholic faith as formulated for the last two millennia.

  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Oct. 30, 2017 9:43 AM ET USA

    This is a serious problem at most universities in social work programs. It is typical that schools of social work require joining a social work professional organization that has a code of ethics that includes acceptance of homosexual relationships and etc. That's true even at Catholic University in DC for instance. I inquired into that program and was told that issues of how to navigate matters of sexuality from a faithfully Catholic perspective should not be brought up in student discussion.