Professor Fired for Stance on Homosexuality

“A Methodist Bible college located in the UK fired one of its professors, Dr. Aaron Edwards—and then threatened to report him as a ‘terrorist’—for a simple tweet warning evangelicals about the invasion of homosexual behavior into the church and saying that this is severe. Dr. Edwards tweeted, ‘Homosexuality is invading the Church. Evangelicals no longer see the severity of this because they’re busy apologizing for their apparently barbaric homophobia, whether or not it’s true.’ He later defended his tweet with: ‘This is a Gospel issue, by the way. If sin is no longer sin, we no longer need a Savior. That is the conservative view. The acceptance of homosexuality as ‘not sinful’ is an invasion upon the Church, doctrinally. This is not controversial. The acceptance is controversial. It is not homophobic to declare homosexuality sinful.’ The school claims he was ‘harming the reputation of the institution through his social media activities’–so, yes, this Bible school was concerned that it might have the reputation of believing the Bible and believing that sin is sin if this man kept tweeting! Shouldn’t they rather have been proud to embrace such a ‘reputation’? What have we come to as a church when someone proclaiming the obvious truth from God’s Word is fired and threatened by those who claim to be followers of Christ–and if they make that claim, they are obligated to be obedient to his Word? After all, God’s Word says, ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments’ (John 14:15). But it seems these professing Christians fear men, not God, and prefer the praise of men and their own ‘reputation’ to the praise of the King of kings–who will one day sit as the ultimate Judge! Sadly, we are seeing a number of churches and Christian institutions cave to the LGBTQ movement.”

Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis, Apr. 6, 2023