Sheffield, England, Jul 9, 2019 / 10:58 am
A UK appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian man who was removed from a university course in 2016 for posting online that homosexuality is sinful.
Felix Ngole had been taking a postgraduate course in social work at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.
During a Facebook debate about Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Ngole posted that "the Bible and God identify homosexuality as a sin" and that "same-sex marriage is a sin whether we like it or not. It is God's words and man's sentiments would not change His words," the Guardian reported.
An anonymous complaint was filed with the university, and officials held a "fitness to practice" hearing, determining that the comments Ngole had made could negatively affect gay people he may encounter as a social worker, according to the BBC.