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Christian Doctor Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Pronouns: Now He's Suing the Government

Martin M. Barillas : Jul 10, 2019  LifeSiteNews.com

"If freedom to tell the truth—in this case calling a man 'he' and a woman 'she'—is suppressed, then truth itself is suppressed." -Dr. David Mackereth

(United Kingdom) — [Lifesitenews.com] A Christian doctor is asking the British government to allow him to use pronouns for his patients that match their biological sex. (Image: Dr. David Mackereth/Christian Concern/BPM Media/via Metro)

Dr. David Mackereth, who was fired by Britain's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) because he did not address so-called "transgender" claimants by their pronouns of choice, said after appearing before a tribunal on Tuesday that he wants "the right to practice medicine as a Christian doctor."

The father of four claims that DWP is in breach of the Equality Act and his right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. He had been with the National Health Service for 26 years.

Dr. Mackereth, 56, said using "transgender pronouns" violates his conscience. In 2018, he told The Telegraph, "I believe gender is defined by biology and genetics. And that as a Christian the Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."

He said he fears that Britain's Equality Act 2010 endangers free speech for Christians. According to DWP, Mackereth's failure to accommodate his patients' pronoun preferences amounted to harassment, as defined by the Equality Act, and he was dismissed from his position as Health and Disability Assessor... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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