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Will you join me in standing for freedom of speech?

Please help me challenge the censorship of biblical beliefs

Dear friends,

In 2015, I was thrown off my master’s course in social work because I expressed the bible’s teaching on sexual ethics, on Facebook.
I was told that my beliefs made me unfit to practise as a social worker.
With help from the Christian Legal Centre, I tried to get the decision reversed. But Sheffield University refused.
Even before I had finished my university course, I was effectively ‘barred from office’.
I had to challenge this decision, because freedom is at stake. And with your support, I have.
In April, we went to the High Court.
I praise God that the High Court agreed that Sheffield University’s decision could be scrutinised.
Thank you so much for your prayers and remarkable support already.
It’s so important because this case is not just about me – it’s far, far, bigger. it’s about the freedom of all of us to speak the truth about marriage and sexual ethics.
The High Court decision is a huge step forward.
But to keep going, I need your help. And I’m writing to ask you to stand with me in this case by making a donation today.
Yes, Felix, I want to stand with you, for freedom

‘I wanted to defend biblical marriage’

My extraordinary journey began in September 2015, when I posted on Facebook expressing support for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex ‘marriage’ licenses.
Her case was widely discussed on and off the university campus. I entered the discussion on my personal Facebook account, because I wanted to defend her.
I wanted to defend her because I, like her and indeed millions around the world, uphold the belief that marriage is the lifelong and exclusive union between one man and one woman.
But two months later, I received an email from a university official telling me that my comments were being investigated. I was summoned to a meeting the following week. That meeting’s outcome was my exclusion from university, and my hopes of becoming a social worker suddenly disrupted.
Read more about Felix’s story

‘I knew I couldn’t be the only one’

I could have let my dream go quietly, and pursued another path. But I knew that I couldn’t be the only one who has had to surrender dreams and plans, because the state has dictated which beliefs are acceptable in the public space.
We need Christians in roles of public office because we are motivated by the love of Christ. We are to carry light into darkness and offer the saving hope of the gospel.
But how can we do this when we are told that our very beliefs make us unfit to serve?
So with the help of the Christian Legal Centre, I decided to appeal.
An internal complaints body dismissed my appeal, ruling that the university acted fairly in dismissing me.
But I wasn’t about to give up.
We cannot allow this kind of ‘thought policing’ to become the norm.

In April this year, I took the rare step of taking the Sheffield University to court. I asked the High Court for permission to judicially review my expulsion.
I was granted permission to do so, but in order to take this forward, I need to raise the costs.
Can you help me?
Yes, Felix, I want to help you challenge censorship

‘You are not only helping me’

The Christian Legal Centre has not charged me a penny for the support they have offered.
Without their support and your generosity, this could not happen.
I couldn’t have come this far without you.
So I want to take this opportunity to thank you for standing with me. For helping me to make my story known.
Because by doing this, you are not only helping me. You are helping the many others like me who need someone to stand on their behalf.
Help Felix and others like him

Time to speak up

At a time where our society is becoming increasingly hostile to Christian beliefs – particularly biblical sexual ethics – it can be easy to think that there is no point speaking up.
We have recently seen in the news that holding the biblical view of sexuality is now viewed as immoral. Politicians are hounded out of office and labelled ‘bigoted’ and ‘hateful’ just for believing that marriage is between one man and one woman.
This is exactly why we must, together, make a stand.
It is a critical time to defend freedom of belief, and freedom of speech.
If you are able, please make a donation – not only to help me pay for my case to go forward – but also so that the Christian Legal Centre can continue its amazing ministry.
Please do not feel obliged to give. But if you can make a gift today, please do.
The Christian Legal Centre needs your support to meet the costs of this case and to continue its work.
Yes, I want to continue to stand for Christian freedoms

‘Thank you’

Finally, I want to say thank you again for your support and for your prayers throughout this journey.
Thank you for standing with the Christian Legal Centre so they can continue helping people like me.
Let’s pray that God’s will would be done in this next stage of my case.
Yours in Him,
Felix Ngole
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Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 65 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit, watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement on Saturday 5th April 2014 awaiting major surgery to re-align right knee. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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