A teacher from Barnsley who was thrown off a social work course after he said homosexuality was a 'sin' during an online discussion has taken his case to the high court today.
Felix Ngole who teaches religious education is hoping a judge will rule that university bosses were wrong to remove him from the postgraduate course. He says he was lawfully expressing a traditional Christian view.
Deputy High Court judge Rowena Collins Rice is set to analyse his claims at a High Court trial in London today Tuesday October 3.
Sheffield University have said their decision to take him off the course was fair and proportionate . They said he was taking a "professionally qualifying degree" with the aim of becoming a social worker and argued that what he said would affect gay people he might work with.
Mr Ngole who is from Cameroon and works as a supply teacher got the go ahead to mount a judicial review challenge earlier this year. He is being backed by the Christian Legal Centre which is part of the campaign group Christian Concern.