Charleston Southern University: Teacher wasn't fired for facial hair

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The Christian school that fired a teacher whose image appeared on a beer can broke its silence Tuesday.

Paul Roof said he was fired from his position as associate professor of sociology at Charleston Southern University after he put an image of his bearded face that was used on a Holy City Brewing beer can on his Facebook page.

"University policy prohibits the public discussion of personnel matters," CSU said in the statement Tuesday. "However, in relation to the matter involving Dr. Paul Roof, the University is compelled to provide a response, albeit limited by the aforementioned University policy."

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