Christian Doctor Fired for Failing to Use Transgender Pronouns
A Christian doctor with 26 years of experience is suing the British government after he allegedly was dismissed for not using the correct pronouns for transgender patients.
David Mackereth was fired last year from his new job as a health and disability assessor with the Department for Work and Pensions following a discussion with a superior about the use of pronouns.
He has worked 26 years within the National Health Service (NHS), the British health care system.
“What would you do if you were to assess someone who is obviously a man but asks to be referred to as ‘she’ or ‘Missis’ in the report?” James Owen of the employment agency allegedly asked him. The agency had head-hunted Owen for the role.
Mackereth replied that as a Christian, he would not be able to follow such an order in good conscience. Instead, he would use pronouns that reflect a person’s biology. He was suspended.
The Christian Legal Centre is representing him.
Owen allegedly asked Mackereth twice more in follow-up letters if he would comply with the department’s requirements. Mackereth said he could not.
“I am a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ,” Mackereth responded. “He made all things including/especially mankind. We read that He made them ‘male and female’ (Genesis chapter 1 verse 27). In good conscience, I believe that gender is determined by biology and genetics, and I see no reason to be in any way ashamed
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