You cannot make this up. Compelled speech once more. This is from CBN News.
“An experienced Christian doctor in the United Kingdom was forced out of his job as a disability benefits assessor for refusing to use transgender pronouns while working for the British government. Now he has lost his lawsuit against the government after refusing, hypothetically, to refer to “a six-foot-tall bearded man” as “madam.”
“The Employment Tribunal he had appealed to ruled that his belief in the Biblical view of what it is to be male and female was “incompatible with human dignity.”
“The 56-year-old physician told the newspaper “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.”
“The doctor was forced out of his job and he sued the government, arguing he was the victim of religious discrimination and harassment over his beliefs and convictions.
“On Tuesday, the judge overseeing the case ruled against Dr. Mackereth, putting transgender rights ahead of Christian freedoms and, in effect, forcing Christians to use compelled speech in order to not offend those who believe in gender-fluidity, according to the Christian Legal Centre, which represented Mackereth. “
This is grotesque. The Daily Wire reported.
” Mackereth responded to the ruling, asserting, “I am not alone in being deeply concerned by this outcome. Staff in the NHS, even those who do not share my Christian convictions, are also disturbed as they see their own freedom of thought and speech being undermined by the judges’ ruling. No doctor, or researcher, or philosopher, can demonstrate or prove that a person can change sex. 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.”