To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Indiana Christian Teacher, Beloved by His Students, Forced to Resign Because of School's Transgender Agenda

Alegra Hall : Jun 13, 2018  CBN News

"He treats them all the same. He cares deeply. This is not an issue of John excluding anyone. This is purely the administration trying to get rid of John for his convictions." -Pastor Jim Bohrer

[CBN News] One Indiana teacher says he wants to keep his Christian beliefs and serve as an educator, but the public school system won't bend. (Image: John Kluge/Fox News/via MSN)

John Kluge, a Brownsburg orchestra teacher, submitted his resignation on Monday under pressure from the school to conform to their new policy on transgender students.

In front of a packed room filled with supporters, Kluge made an emotional plea to the school board for his job, saying, "Please reconsider this termination. Please reinstate me."

According to WTHR, the school policy requires teachers to refer to transgender students by their opposite gender.

"I'm being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that's a dangerous lifestyle," Kluge, a devout Christian, told the Indianapolis Star newspaper. "I'm fine to teach students with other beliefs, but the fact that teachers are being compelled to speak a certain way is the scary thing."

The school initially compromised with Kluge, allowing the father of two to use the last name of his students instead of gender identifications.

This compromise abruptly came to an end when Kluge says he was given an ultimatum: Either adhere to the new policy or be terminated with a choice of resignation.

Kluge calls these untenable conditions an affront to his religious freedoms and his First Amendment rights.

Emotions ran high at the school board meeting, with witnesses holding back tears while testifying in support of Kluge.

One former student said she owes her college career choice to Kluge, adding, "I don't think I would be there without him. He is a very fair teacher."

Another student showed his support for Kluge, telling the school board, "He loved every student, he included every student and he protected every student in his class."

Despite the outcry of support for this teacher, WTHR reported this statement from the school board: "This teacher voluntarily submitted his resignation prior to the end of the school year. The resignation was accepted by the administration. Brownsburg Community School Corporation complies with all state and federal laws."

Pastor Jim Bohrer, of Hope Community Church, added that he thought this was a witch hunt against people of faith.

Bohrer, who serves as Kluge's pastor, told the Indianapolis Star that Kluge is a model teacher.

"He treats them all the same," he said. "He cares deeply. This is not an issue of John excluding anyone. This is purely the administration trying to get rid of John for his convictions."

Although the night ended with Kluge in tears and the school board accepting a resignation that he says he was told he could withdraw, he insists he will live to fight again.

WTHR reports Kluge's attorney is looking into other legal avenues to have him reinstated.

According to Kluge, he just wants to get back to doing what he loves, which is teaching music to kids.

The twenty-something thinks the best way to do that in this sexualized climate is to "present an environment where I wasn't going to push one way or the other," he told the Indianapolis Star.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

'Let There Be Light': How God Kept Appearing Over and Over during America's Missions to the Moon

'Church of the Astronauts' Still Celebrates Lunar Communion Sunday; and Other 'Faith Facts' Surrounding the Lunar Landing's 50th Anniversary

'The Passing of a Titan': Former Co-Host of '700 Club,' Ben Kinchlow Goes Home to the Lord

Warnings for People and Pets, as Millions from East Coast to Midwest Brace for Deadly, Triple-Digit Heat Indexes

Evangelist Alveda King Says, Shame on 'The Squad': 'Ladies, Use Your Faith, Not Your Hate'

'I Now Cast out all Spirits of Darkness': Congressional Chaplain Launches Spiritual Warfare in US House

God Continues to Move Mightily in Ohio as the Mansfield Mayor Proclaims Global Forgiveness Day

Dutch Sheets: A Salute to America; and Appeal to Heaven

Dr. Corinne: Protect Your Gallbladder and Avoid Painful Stones

Medical Study Proves Validity of Speaking in Tongues: Doctor Confirms Brain Changes

12,000 High Schoolers at Christian Conference Raise $57,000 for Battered Women, Homeless

Pray for Israel as Fires Rage Throughout the Country; Towns Evacuated

New Political Party Formed in Israel to Counter Radical Gay Agenda: "Response to Secularization of Country by Foreign Funded Agencies"

Oregon Enacts Law Requiring Public Schools to Teach Holocaust Education

This Is What Happened When Democrats Tried to Impeach President Trump Last Night

President of National Black Pro-Life Union, a "Woman of Color," Agrees with President Trump: If You Hate America You're Welcome to Go

Pastor Brunson, Formerly Imprisoned for His Faith in Turkey, Attended President Trump's Religious Freedom Summit

HEALTH: New Discovery of Heart Fluid "Rich with Healing Cells" Could Truly Revolutionize Heart Disease Treatment

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Said His Most Significant Steps Weren't on the Moon; They Were Where Jesus Walked

Now Chris Pratt Is a Racist Because He Wore a 'Don't Tread on Me' Shirt?

Search the Articles Archives

Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year

BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
An ElijahList Paid Advertisement

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
BCN Store
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner

Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor

Teresa Neumann
Teresa Neumann, Reporter

BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.

Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.