A 56-year-old Christian Doctor lost his job when he refused to abide by social trends and call a man a woman. Dr. David Mackereth claims that he was fired over his religious beliefs and has sued claiming he was discriminated against. The interesting thing is this was over a hypothetical.
Mackereth lives in the UK with his four children. He was working as a disability benefits assessor by the Department of Work and Pensions. Mackereth was asked a hypothetical and was fired as he answered in a normal way.
“The father-of-four alleges he was asked in a conversation with a line manager: “If you have a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs’, would you do that?”
He refused to call her madam.
“Dr. Mackereth, an evangelist who now works as an emergency doctor in Shropshire, claims his contract was then terminated over his refusal to use transgendered pronouns.
He argues that he was dismissed “not because of any realistic concerns over the rights and sensitivities of transgender individuals, but because of my refusal to make an abstract ideological pledge”.
The company claims that the doctor’s beliefs “are not compatible with human dignity”.
Mackereth is suing the government over his termination and is facing a hearing from an employment tribunal.
“Dr. Mackereth told the hearing: “The very fact a doctor can be pulled off the shop floor for an urgent interrogation about his beliefs on gender fluidity is both absurd and very sinister, even more so if it results in a dismissal. “If something like that happened in a church setting – people being pulled out of a pew, questioned, and then excommunicated – that would be seen as an outrageous example of religious intolerance and bigotry.”
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Mackereth commented about the gender identity movement.
“I am, of course, aware that there are men or women who believe they have been trapped in a wrong body, and I do not question the sincerity of their convictions. A small number of such people have always existed. Up until recently, such a belief was considered by medics to be delusional and a symptom of a medical disorder. It is only recently that transgenderism has been recognized as normal and such delusional beliefs accepted at face value. What is responsible for that change is political pressure, not scientific evidence.”