Christian Man Wins Appeal After Being Thrown Out of UK University for Facebook Post Expressing Biblical Views Against Homosexuality

Felix Ngole said his rights to freedom of speech and thought were breached when he was thrown off the Sheffield University course.
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A devout Christian thrown off a university social work course after being accused of posting derogatory comments about gay and bisexual people on Facebook has won the latest round of a legal battle.

Felix Ngole said he was expressing a traditional Christian view and complained that Sheffield University bosses unfairly stopped him completing a postgraduate degree.

A judge ruled against him after a high court trial in London in 2017, but three appeal judges have overturned the ruling by deputy high court judge Rowena Collins Rice.

They said the university should reconsider Ngole’s case.