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19 Jul 2019

Students suspended for 'rainbow stunt' win court case against university

South Korea's Presbyterian University suspended students for wearing rainbow clothing to chapel.

Students in South Korea on Thursday (18 July) won a court case against their university after it punished them for wearing rainbow clothing. Local media have reported that the Seoul Eastern District Court ruled the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (PUTS) must nullify punishments and pay the students’ legal fees. In July last year, PUTS handed four students punishments including suspension from classes for a ‘rainbow stunt’. To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia (IDAHOT) 2018, eight students wore rainbow clothing to chapel. They wanted to show support for LGBT people. They also shared photos on social media. The event caused a massive backlash in conservative, majority-Christian South Korea and the Presbyterian Church was worried it could be seen as endorsing homosexuality. On Thursday, the court ruled there was ‘procedural defect’ in the university’s reason for punishing the students.

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Reader's Comments

1. 2019-07-20 13:03  
Once again fridae - oops I should say Gay Star News, fridge's only news source - gets its news wrong and fridae has no editor to check its veracity. South Korea is not "majority Christian"! That is total B/S. The Christian community on that part of the peninsula is only 29% (info from from Pew Research). 46% have no religious affiliation and 23% are Buddhists.

In 1900 only 1% of Koreans identified themselves as Christian. Like much of the rest of Asia, missionaries worked hard to increase those numbers massively.
2. 2019-07-21 03:01  
that's good for them, they should get a million for this .. i don't see nothing wrong with wearing rainbows to church .. religion is always the culprit in moving us forward in life
3. 2019-07-21 20:28
@osongbosong - your comments just get even more ridiculous!

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