GAY 'SIN' FIGHT Christian student thrown off uni course for calling same-sex marriage sinful wins right to fight axe


A CHRISTIAN student kicked off a university course for calling same-sex marriage a sin has won the legal right to challenge the decision.
Felix Ngole, 39, was told his comments could cause offence and was axed by Sheffield University.

Now a judge has ruled it was over the top. It means the dad of four can mount a judicial review at the High Court in London.
The court could rule that he must be­ reinstated. He said: “The university claims my views are discriminatory but I am the one being discriminated against because of my expression of Christian beliefs.”

Mr Ngole, who was studying to become a social worker, was barred by the university after taking part in a Facebook debate on same-sex marriages.
The Cameroon-born RE teacher, from Barnsley, said the decision had wider consequences for the “freedom of religion and freedom of expression”.
His barrister Paul Diamond told the High Court: “The expression that homosexuality is a ‘sin’, or even use of the strong Biblical term of ‘abomination’, is a lawful religious expression.”
“It is the duty of the court to robustly protect British freedoms.”

Lawyers for the university said the decision to remove him from the course in early 2016 had been fair and proportionate.
But the Christian Legal Centre – which is backing Mr Ngole’s legal bid – said: “The university’s treatment of Felix fundamentally violates its responsibilities under human rights legislation.
“The university has failed to protect his freedom of speech … and his freedom of religion.
“Felix is entitled to express his views, especially ones shared by millions of people around the world.
“Sadly, this is yet another case of Christians being punished in the public arena, and of censorship of views.”
The Sun
GAY 'SIN' FIGHT Christian student thrown off uni course for calling same-sex marriage sinful wins right to fight axe GAY 'SIN' FIGHT Christian student thrown off uni course for calling same-sex marriage sinful wins right to fight axe Reviewed by Nene Sochi-Okereke on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Rating: 5

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