A Christian student won his appeal in a UK appeals court expelled from college for expressing his faith on sexual ethics

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A Christian student won his appeal in a UK appeals court on Tuesday after he was expelled from college for expressing his faith on sexual ethics in a debate on social media.

Felix Ngole was dismissed from the University of Sheffield in 2016 where he was studying to become a social worker.

He was expelled for his participation in a 2015 Facebook discussion opposing same-sex-marriage. Being a devout Christian, he quoted biblical verses confirming the traditional Christian views on marriage.

A complaint was filed against Ngole by an anonymous source several months after the Facebook discussion. He was told by the university that he "lacked insight' into the effect of his Facebook posts. The expression of his Christian views was found to be unacceptable by the university, and he was required to stay silent on the subject while attending the school.

Ngole was also told not to express his Christian views in public, including a church. He could never express his viewpoint in a work situation even if directly asked.

In their decision, the Court of Appeals rebuked the university saying that people should not live in fear when expressing their views. The court said, "The mere expression of religious views about sin does not necessarily connote discrimination."
The student took to Facebook and expressed gratitude for his victory, writing:

"You say something that your employer doesn't like and they expel you. And we know that type of thing that you would say that would lead to that. Most of it is just expressing your faith which as a Christian country we should be able to do that."
British Court Upholds Right of Christians to Freely Express Their Faith Hopefully the American courts start ruling like this and stop calling religious beliefs discrimination.







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"A complaint was filed against Ngole by an anonymous source several months after the Facebook discussion."

Good grief! Anonymous.....
 
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"A complaint was filed against Ngole by an anonymous source several months after the Facebook discussion."

Good grief! Anonymous.....
Probably looking for someone to complain about. Its a full time job for some of these people trying to oppress those that disagree with what they are doing.
 
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I'm surprised the Christian won that fight. They have hate speech laws in the UK and Europe. You can't always say these things and quote the Bible when the Leftists take over govt.
 
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I'm surprised the Christian won that fight. They have hate speech laws in the UK and Europe. You can't always say these things and quote the Bible when the Leftists take over govt.
This was a pretty blatant way of government trying to control one individuals speech so others wouldn't be bothered. I would hope a similar case in America would be ruled on the same way
 
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I'm surprised the Christian won that fight. They have hate speech laws in the UK and Europe. You can't always say these things and quote the Bible when the Leftists take over govt.
We must insert ourselves into every nation on the planet, we're exceptional.
 
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This was a pretty blatant way of government trying to control one individuals speech so others wouldn't be bothered. I would hope a similar case in America would be ruled on the same way
The only "free speech" americans are concerned about is their own, no one else's.
 
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A Christian student won his appeal in a UK appeals court on Tuesday after he was expelled from college for expressing his faith on sexual ethics in a debate on social media.

Felix Ngole was dismissed from the University of Sheffield in 2016 where he was studying to become a social worker.

He was expelled for his participation in a 2015 Facebook discussion opposing same-sex-marriage. Being a devout Christian, he quoted biblical verses confirming the traditional Christian views on marriage.

A complaint was filed against Ngole by an anonymous source several months after the Facebook discussion. He was told by the university that he "lacked insight' into the effect of his Facebook posts. The expression of his Christian views was found to be unacceptable by the university, and he was required to stay silent on the subject while attending the school.

Ngole was also told not to express his Christian views in public, including a church. He could never express his viewpoint in a work situation even if directly asked.

In their decision, the Court of Appeals rebuked the university saying that people should not live in fear when expressing their views. The court said, "The mere expression of religious views about sin does not necessarily connote discrimination."
The student took to Facebook and expressed gratitude for his victory, writing:

"You say something that your employer doesn't like and they expel you. And we know that type of thing that you would say that would lead to that. Most of it is just expressing your faith which as a Christian country we should be able to do that."
British Court Upholds Right of Christians to Freely Express Their Faith Hopefully the American courts start ruling like this and stop calling religious beliefs discrimination.

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What occurred:

The university said he was taking a "professionally qualifying degree" with the aim of becoming a social worker and argued what he had said would affect gay people he might work with.

He's not out of the woods yet...
All that was granted is another hearing...

The judgment stated "Mr Ngole's case should be heard by another FtP* hearing."

*FtP = Fitness to practice

3 July 2019 Student wins appeal over 'homosexuality sin' post
His appeal was to be heard again at a FtP judgment.

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