|Thank you for your prayers for Felix Ngole and the Christian Legal Centre team during this week’s High Court hearing.
Felix was removed from a social work course at Sheffield University after he expressed his Christian beliefs about marriage and sexual ethics during a Facebook discussion.
With help from the Christian Legal Centre, he is challenging the decision at the High Court. Thank you for your support which has made this possible.
Standing Counsel Paul Diamond highlighted the importance of the case, saying that left uncorrected, Felix’s experience could be the beginning of a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ culture for Christians in public service. He also argued that the European Convention on Human Rights protects Felix’s expression of his beliefs.
The court also heard how the chair of the committee that removed Felix is a longstanding LGBT activist but this interest was never declared. Further evidence was submitted about a visit to the university of a controversial Islamic teacher just a short time after Felix was told that he was being investigated for his defence of a mainstream, Christian understanding of marriage on Facebook.
Please continue to pray. We are now waiting for a ruling in the case which could take several weeks.
Felix has asked for your continued support in this important case.