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Christian Doctor Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Pronoun

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By    |   Thursday, 03 October 2019 01:19 PM

A Christian doctor was fired from his job after 30 years because he stuck to his religious beliefs and refused to use a transgender pronoun. Dr. David Mackereth, who was working at the Department for Work and Pensions in England, said he found himself jobless in July after he refused to refer to a "man six foot tall with a beard" as "she" and "Mrs.," Fox News reported.

A supervisor reportedly pressured Mackereth to use the female pronouns.

The 56-year-old British doctor, whose career spans over three decades, said he believes "gender is defined by biology and genetics" and the "Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."

Mackereth claimed that the DWP acted in contravention to his right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, but a panel ruled his biblical view to be "incompatible with human dignity" and dismissed the complaint, BBC noted.

"A lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others," the judgement said.

Despite the ruling, Mackereth said he would not renounce his faith.

"No doctor, or researcher, or philosopher, can demonstrate or prove that a person can change sex," Mackereth told Fox News. "Without intellectual and moral integrity, medicine cannot function and my 30 years as a doctor are now considered irrelevant compared to the risk that someone else might be offended."

The doctor, who has since relocated to another city and now works as an NHS emergency doctor, said he intends to appeal.

"I believe that I have to appeal in order to fight for the freedom of Christians — and any other NHS member of staff — to speak the truth," he said. "If they cannot, then freedom of speech has died in this country, with serious ramifications for the practice of medicine in the U.K."

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