Wednesday, June 29, 2016
College Student Expelled for Expressing Christian Beliefs on His Personal Facebook Page
What are your Facebook privacy settings? Are your posts viewable to everyone or just your friends? If only your friends are able to see your personal posts, do you feel safe in what you post?
Felix Ngole, a 38-year-old student at the University of Sheffield, thought he was safe in what he posted on his Facebook page. Only his friends could see his post defending biblical teaching of marriage and sexual ethics. In his second year of a Master’s degree in social work, Ngole shared his Christian understanding of what God says about marriage and homosexuality.
Someone, who could only be one of his Friends on Facebook, brought his post to the attention of the Sheffield faculty. The thought that one of their students accepted the Word of God over the word of man was horrifying. A committee quickly convened and decided that Ngole should no longer be part of the University of Sheffield. They stated that his personal views, which were expressed on his own time on his own Facebook page open to only his Friends, ‘may have caused offence to some individuals” and he had “transgressed boundaries which are not deemed appropriate for someone entering the social work profession.”
Ngole has obtained the help of the Christian Legal Center to fight the university’s actions. In a letter released by Ngole through the CLC, he states in part.....To Read More....