UK University ‘Acted Lawfully’ by Expelling Christian Student for ‘Biblical Marriage’ Facebook Comments

UK University ‘Acted Lawfully’ by Expelling Christian Student for ‘Biblical Marriage’ Facebook Comments, by Victoria Friedman.

In 2015, [devout Christian Felix Ngole] posted comments on a social media thread related to Kim Davis, the Christian Kentucky state official who refused to register same-sex marriages, arguing that Davis’s position was based on the “Biblical view of same-sex marriage as a sin”, adding: “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.”

Two months later, he received an email from university administrators advising him that his comments were being investigated. He was later interviewed by the university’s investigatory team and was removed from his course by a panel who deemed his comments, “derogatory of gay men and bisexuals”. …

He went to court to overturn his expulsion:

Arguing in court that his rights to freedom of speech had been breached and that he was merely expressing common Christian biblical views, lawyers representing the university said he had shown “no insight” and that Sheffield University had to consider his “fitness to practice” in social work.

The court heard that the university “investigatory team accepted that Felix was fully entitled to his religious beliefs, and had acted with honesty and integrity”. They said that it was not Felix’s views that were at issue, but his public posting of these views which could cause “damage” as they “may have caused offence to some individuals”.

On Friday, Judge Rowena Collins Rice ruled against Mr. Ngole, saying that the university was acting lawfully when it expelled him, reports The Star.

Really the crime was being non-PC in public. PC people offend normal people all the time, as a way of life, but are not expelled from universities or slapped down in courts for doing so.

We all know who the real bigots are.

hat-tip Charles