Christian counselor King Lawal from Northamptonshire found himself at the center of a controversy when he tweeted about his views on Pride parades organized by LGBTQ+ groups. Here’s the full story.
The Controversial Tweet
Last month, Councillor King Lawal sparked a heated debate when he posted a tweet stating, “Pride is not a virtue but a sin,” in response to images of Pride parades.
A Verse From the Bible
He went on to quote a verse from Isaiah, emphasizing his religious conviction that Pride is contrary to his faith.
The Tweet Went Viral
The tweet quickly garnered supportive and critical attention, leading to a series of events that would profoundly impact Lawal’s personal and professional life.
The immediate consequence of his tweet was his suspension from the local Conservative group in Northamptonshire.
An investigation by the Conservative headquarters (CCHQ) was also initiated to assess the situation further.
He Was Forced to Resign
Lawal’s situation worsened as he claimed he was forced to resign from his nursing and care business job following an ultimatum by another local authority.
He Was Suspended
Moreover, he was dismissed as a trustee from an organization supporting children’s access to green spaces and suspended from his position as an academy council member at Weavers Academy.
The Domino Effect Continued
The domino effect continued as his local library refused him permission to hold a planned event at their venue. The ramifications of expressing his religious beliefs seemed to extend far beyond the boundaries of his political career.
He Shared His Thoughts
In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Lawal expressed his dismay and frustration, stating that expressing biblically sound views on sexual ethics in the UK had severely curtailed his rights and freedoms.
Religion Is Being Shunned?
He adamantly believed that he should be able to articulate his religious beliefs without fear of persecution or retribution.
He Is a Minority
He said, “As the only black councilor in the whole of Northamptonshire, I know what it is like to be in the minority, and I would never discriminate against anyone. I have diligently represented all my constituents; however, I must also be free to express my beliefs without fear.”
Discriminating or Discrimination?
Several social media users expressed their thoughts on the incident.
One Twitter user wrote, “How can one say they do not discriminate, and in the same breath state that the very people he is meant to represent are sinners.”
Another user wrote, “As a Christian in the West, if you actually follow your religion’s teachings, you are persecuted.”
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