Prominent homosexual campaigner Peter Tatchell has defended the right of Christians to publicly express that homosexuality is wrong. Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Tatchell was asked for his views on the case of Felix Ngole, the student social worker expelled from his university for stating online the Bible’s position on homosexuality. After a three year legal battle, the Court of Appeal found in his favour, saying he had not discriminated against anyone, and that the University of Sheffield acted rashly in removing him from his course.  Asked by presenter Justin Webb whether the university should take Ngole back, Tatchell gave a strong defence of free speech. He said it is “one of the most important and precious of all human rights, so there has to be a really strong and compelling reason in order to restrict it”. “In this case, the University essentially said that because Felix Ngole holds a particular point of view, and this point of view might lead to him to discriminate when he became a social worker, that the dismissal was fair and just. “Now I think that really it is a bit excessive to say that someone should be dismissed from a course on the basis of something they might subsequently do.”