It’s long been known that the social media giants have been trying to silence conservative and Christian speech.
But as we’ve seen in various high-profile cases, liberal companies are prejudice against their Christian employees and customers as well.
Having faith in the workplace has become increasingly more difficult, and one man has suffered the brunt of that firsthand. But he wasn’t going down that easy.
Felix Ngole was a student social worker in the UK before he was banned from Sheffield University in 2016 for quoting a Bible verse on Facebook that spoke out against homosexuality.
Eternity News has the details:
“In 2015, he had entered into a discussion on Facebook over the imprisonment of Kim Davies[sic], the Kentucky marriage registrar jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples. During a vigorous online political debate, many views were exchanged on the Christian faith. A devout Christian, Felix quoted Bible verses affirming the traditional Christian opposition to same-sex marriage and of the sinful nature of homosexual activity.”
Months after the incident, an anonymous student reported Ngole’s actions to the university, resulting in a “fitness to practice” hearing that found him guilty of an offense.
What were his sins against the school?
Ngole was said to have “brought the social work profession into disrepute.”
In other words, he made the school look bad to the liberal mongers who seek to peddle their destructive ideologies on vulnerable college students.
But the former social worker wasn’t going to allow the career he spent his adult life working so hard for slip through his fingers so easily and without just cause.
Legal counsel was sought by Ngole, giving a voice to all believers who have the right to express their beliefs.
And we are so thankful he did, because what happened next is going to go down in the history books.
Initially, the High Court ruled in favor of the university’s decision to remove Ngole from his position.
But the UK Court of Appeals saw the case in a different light – and without the blinders of society’s sinful nature.
The Court of Appeals overturned the High Court ruling and confirmed “that Christians do have the legal right to express their beliefs without fear of being persecuted or losing their professional careers,” as reported by Activist Mommy.
Halleluiah! What a wonderful victory for the Christians standing true to the Bible in a world that has persistent anti-Christian proponents looking to blot out our Father’s Holy name.
It was revealed in the court hearing that the university didn’t simply want Ngole to stop posting Bible verses about homosexuality, they wanted him to turn from God altogether!
Eternity News added:
“In the court hearings, the university argued that Felix had ‘lacked insight’ into the effect of his posts on social media. During his Fitness to Practise hearing, the University had told him that the expression of his Christian views was unacceptable and was effectively told either to renounce his faith or stay silent on pain of losing his career. Yet Felix says he felt he could not surrender his faith.”
It is a blessing that the Court of Appeals saw the truth of the matter – that the university was being “unacceptable” and showing a clear prejudice of the Christian faith.
We see in the media all the time that the left resorts to calling conservatives names like ‘bigot’ or ‘homophobic’ and degrading their personal character in an effort to suppress the opposition.
And in an amazing insight by the court, this was also addressed during the ruling:
“The mere expression of views on theological grounds (e.g. that ‘homosexuality is a sin’) does not necessarily connote that the person expressing such views will discriminate on such grounds.”
Ngole was found to have not discriminated against anyone during his professional career at the university.
Not supporting views that are in contradiction to your faith is not discrimination, being a bigot, or any other condemnation the left will try and place on you.
Standing up for Jesus Christ has had its challenges throughout Scripture beginning with the apostles, and it certainly did not end there.
I Corinthians 15:58
“Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.”
Challenges will come our way as believers, but speaking God’s truth is always the right answer.
His love endures forever and gives us the strength we need to see through the trials, just like He did for Ngole.
Ngole was given the strength to show the world that being a Christian is not a crime for which we should be persecuted.