A Christian student at the University of Cape Town was forced out of her position at the institution after she posted a message on Facebook deemed “anti-gay marriage.”
Commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that struck down all state-level gay marriage bans, Zizipho Pae, an economics and statistics major, was forced out of the Student Representative Council last week because she accused society of “normalizing sin.”
After a meeting that included heated arguments, the university’s student council voted 7 to 1 in favor of a motion to immediately remove Pae from her position, according to minutes posted online by the student group.
In her Facebook post, Pae wrote: “We are institutionalizing and normalizing sin! May God have mercy on us …,” Her comment garnered over 500 likes and more than 350 comments of varied opinions.
In response to the posting, students at UCT and a student organization called UCT Queer Revolution demanded Pae be removed from her position in SRC and possibly disciplined by the school for allegedly violating the Student Code of Conduct.
Pae posted last Friday a “press statement” on social media denouncing her removal by UCT SRC over the Facebook post.
“In the circumstances, I do not accept, and strongly object to, the unconstitutional and irregular decision to expel me from the SRC,” wrote Pae.
“I have written a letter to the vice chancellor informing him of my position and requesting him to, in terms of his institutional powers, review the decision and set it aside.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post