A devout Christian thrown off a social work course for “anti-gay” Facebook posts will argue in the High Court this week that the ruling puts 6m professionals — including doctors and teachers — at risk of disqualification for their beliefs.
Felix Ngole, 40, from Barnsley, who was doing a two-year course at Sheffield University to become a social worker, quoted the Bible to state that “homosexuality is a sin” and said “the devil has hijacked the constitution of the USA”.
The university’s lawyers said they had to consider the mature student’s “fitness to practise” and warned that his posts would damage public confidence in social workers.
Time was when Catholics couldn’t hold office in Britain. For their religious views meant they couldn’t. We changed that, had Catholic Emancipation. So, now Catholics can hold office but only if their views don’t mean they can’t.
Haven’t we come a long way? It’s only the nature of heresy that has changed.
Yes, I know, he’s not a Catholic but homosexual acts are sinful is still standard Catholic teaching, isn’t it?