Words: Steve Brown
A devout Christian student who was expelled from a UK university after saying homosexuality is a ‘wicked act’ that God ‘hates’ has won his appeal.
Back in 2015, Felix Ngole, 40, was expelled from the University of Sheffield after complaints were made over his online comments about LGBTQ people.
Ngole made the comments during a debate on Facebook about Kim Davis – the state official in Kentucky refused to register same-sex marriages.
Despite the university saying his comments were ‘inappropriate for someone entering the social work profession’, the Court of Appeal has now sided with Ngole, the BBC reported.
Judges Lord Justice Irwin, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave and Sir Jack Beatson concluded that university bosses must reconsider his case saying it was ‘not likely’ he would discriminate against gay people because the Bible ‘prohibited him from discriminating against anybody’.
Ngole said: "As Christians we are called to serve others and to care for everyone, yet publicly and privately we must also be free to express our beliefs and what the Bible says without fear of losing our livelihoods."
The judges said the disciplinary hearings were ‘flawed and unfair’ and that his case should be heard by another hearing.
On Facebook Ngole – who has shared numerous articles about Israel Folau and quotes from the far-right Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham – wrote: “Thank you so much for all your support. The Lord is indeed faithful, and Victory Belongs to Jesus, and Jesus alone.
“I will encourage you all to read the book of Esther in the Bible, and then read at least the summary of the court judgement from the court of Appeal. No one can dispute how marvellous our God is!
“For ever I will Praise His name, shout His praise and live for Him. It is about time we all do.
“I will once more like to use this opportunity to encourage you to continue to love as you have always done. That is what will take us to heaven.
“The bible says love your enemies, and love those who persecute you. Our goal is that the world will come to know Jesus. We don't want to see any soul perish. No not one!
“Together we will slowly, but surely turn the tide. God bless you all”