Christian Student Expelled from University for Quoting Bible on Homosexuality
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Feb 29
A Christian student at a university in England has reportedly been expelled for quoting Scripture about homosexuality on his personal Facebook page. Christian Today reports the University of Sheffield dismissed the student, Felix Ngole, who was pursuing his Master’s degree in social work.
Ngole quoted Scripture in support of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The Facebook post was brought to the attention of Sheffield administration, which led to Ngole’s dismissal from the social work program. The student was told that he was “no longer recognised as a University student" because others might have been offended by his words.
The administration further decided that Ngole’s beliefs about homosexuality affected his "ability to carry out a role as a social worker.”
The student plans to appeal the decision to continue his studies at the university.
Ngole said, "My beliefs about marriage and sexual ethics reflect mainstream, biblical understanding, shared by millions around the world. Simply expressing that understanding, in a personal capacity, on my Facebook page, cannot be allowed to become a bar to serving and helping others in a professional capacity as a social worker."
Publication date: February 29, 2016