By Theodore Shoebat
The University of Sheffield, in England, has made it quite clear to their students that they cannot criticize homosexuality by throwing out a Christian student for simply a verse from the Bible that condemns homosexuality on his Facebook page. According to one report:
A married Christian student with four children has been expelled from his university because he wrote a post on Facebook opposing gay marriage.
Felix Ngole, aged 38, was asked to leave the University of Sheffield, where he was in the second year of a Masters in social work.
He is to appeal against the decision, which came after members of the faculty decided he might have “caused offence” to some people for expressing support for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk jailed after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licences.
In the comments on Facebook profile, which were not visible to anyone outside his circle of friends, he quoted Leviticus in support of biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics.
The post was brought to the attention of the faculty at Sheffield. Following a Faculty of Social Sciences “fitness to practise” committee hearing, he was advised he has been “excluded from further study on a programme leading to a professional qualification” and is “no longer recognised as a University student”.
This was because the committee believed that he “may have caused offence to some individuals” and had “transgressed boundaries which are not deemed appropriate for someone entering the social work profession.” His action would have an effect on his “ability to carry out a role as a social worker,” the committee said.
“Your student record will be terminated shortly and your library membership and University computer account withdrawn. You may wish to contact your funding body for advice on your financial position,” he was told.
Ngole is appealing the decision and is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre.
He said the decision created an effective “bar to office for Christians” and amounted to “secret policing of Christian belief.” He added that he is “determined to challenge the decision because of its wider consequences and the huge issues of freedom of religion and freedom of expression that it raises.”