The problem of transgenderasm and LGBTQ+ issues is still being a challenge for the Christian faith. Many innocent Christians have been in legal trouble for expressing their faith and beliefs.
It has, therefore, become a matter of concern for anyone who classifies himself/herself as a Christian.
A British doctor named David Mackereth has been fired from work because he failed to address a transgender by the preferred pronoun instead of the biological identification.
Doctor David Mackereth who has 26 experience in his professional work has been made to feel clueless when authorities fired him in 2018. He was working in an accident and emergency department. (A&E)
Sources say, according to Mackereth, it all began when his manager asked if he will address transgenders by their chosen sex or not.
“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?”
His answer shows that he will not address such a person as ‘Mrs or She.’ By this, he was fired from his position in 2018.
This issue has been in the hands of legal teams who are deliberating on it. It has been about Biblical values against constitutional rights. The laws of the land have been the basis of accusing Doctor Mackereth and his Christian beliefs as not worthy in a democratic society.
In October 2019, a British judge sat on the case and ruled against Mackereth, saying the doctor’s beliefs about gender are not “worthy of respect in a democratic society” and are “incompatible with human dignity.”
Mackereth appealed the decision to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. His case would be heard once again from March 28 to 29.
Doctor Mackereth hasn’t been alone in his fight against religious discrimination. The Christian Legal Centre is fully supporting him.
His legal team argued that his “conscientious objection to transgenderism” is based on his belief “that it would be irresponsible and dishonest for a health professional to accommodate and/or encourage a patient’s impersonation of the opposite sex”.
As a Christian doctor, his religious beliefs make him a God-fearing person. So he never wants to compromise what the Bible says about marriage. He also believes that his religious rights are protected by federal law.
“My case affects everyone, not just me and Bible-believing Christians, but anyone who is concerned by compelled speech and transgender ideology being enforced on the NHS and other public services,” the doctor said. “The judgment from two years ago said to Christians ‘you have to believe in transgender ideology.’ That is totalitarianism. It made out Christianity to be nothing, the Bible to be nothing. That cannot be allowed to stand.”
Andrea Williams, who is the chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre threw her support behind doctor Mackereth by saying:
“This was an astonishing judgment, and one that if upheld will have seismic consequences not just for the NHS and for Christians, but anyone in the workplace who is prepared to believe and say that we are created male and female,”
“The teaching of Genesis 1:27 is repeated throughout the Bible, including by Jesus Christ himself. It is fundamental to establishing the dignity of every human person but is, in a bizarre ironic twist, being branded as incompatible with that dignity.”
This issue concerning doctor David Mackereth has been worrisome for many Christians around the world —especially those who are at health care centers.
The Bible has been made to look irrelevant when talking about sexuality. There is a compulsion for Christians to address transgenders with their chosen sex but not their biological sex.
He spoke about his displeasure and reminded all Christians to stand by their faith and speak out without fear or panic:
“Everyone in the NHS should be able to say publicly without fear that a person cannot change sex, but instead we are being forced to accept a massive change to our concept of the medical reality of sex, with no scientific basis for that change.
Similar situations have rendered several other Christians jobless. Others are also going through painful discrimination, rejection and threats.
In March, a two-day hearing will decide how Doctor David M. composed himself through Biblical teachings against human rights protection by the law court.