Oklahoma Christian professor says he was fired for having gay guest speaker

Michael O'Keefe had been a tenured arts and design professor at the university for 41 years.

Oklahoma Christian University has fired a tenured professor of 41 years after he brought a gay speaker to address his class about overcoming struggles in life.

Michael O’Keefe taught arts and design at the private facility in Oklahoma City, and led his students on a class entitled The Business of Branding Yourself.

One of the speakers at a session spoke about his personal journey as a Christian, and overcoming challenges in his life. The speaker happened to be gay.

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