• Headed Our Way? Brit Tribunal Rules Christianity Incompatible with Life in the U.K.

    Surge Summary: A bold physician in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service loses his position because of his refusal to go along with the LGBTQ agenda. But he’s not yielding without a fight.

    If kookiness in California rolls eastward and that of the United Kingdom drifts across the Atlantic toward the United States … America is in big trouble.

    OneNewNow.com’s Michael Haverluck notes:

    According to a recent ruling by an employment tribunal in Britain, Christians must submit to LGBTQ requests or risk forfeiting their livelihood.

    After a Christian doctor was forced out of his job in the United Kingdom for declining to use transgender pronouns, the Employment Tribunal issued a ruling affirming the dismissal, declaring his biblical beliefs on human sexuality are “incompatible with human dignity.”

    “Belief in Genesis 1:27 – 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, specifically here, transgender individuals,” the panel declared, according to WND.

    It’s becoming U.K. government policy to rule: LGBTQ way or the highway.

    This is essentially a direct attack on any faith anchored in the revelation of the Hebrew/Christian Scriptures.

    Dr. David Mackereth has been practicing medicine for 26 years for Britain’s National Health Service. Nonetheless, he was let go by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), sounding an alarming warning to devout Christian doctors throughout that nation.

    “The judgment will have serious ramifications for Christian professionals – and indeed all medical professionals – as the judgment dictates the language that professionals must use in the workplace,” the Christian Legal Center contended in an announcement published on Christian Concern. “The judgment is also contrary to scientific reality and is likely to undermine freedom of speech in the workplace.”

    Oh, there’s reference to that pesky “r” word again: “reality”. Mustn’t make room for that in twenty-first century society.

    Christian Legal Center attorney Michael Phillips is representing the 56-year-old doctor and he charges the DWP is guilty of discrimination against his client’s faith in biblical Christianity.

    Ya think?

    “His belief [is] in the truth of the Bible, and in particular, the truth of Genesis 1:27: ‘So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them,” Phillips clarified, according to CBN News.

    “It follows that every person is created by God as either male or female. A person cannot change their sex/gender at will. Any attempt at, or pretense of doing so, is pointless, self-destructive and sinful,” the attorney added.

    But according to Mackereth’s employer, in a direct slap at his beliefs, his Bible-based convictions are “mere opinion” – they are not protected by the UK’s Equality Act of 2010.

    So, no protections in the United Kingdom for practicing Christians? For those who take their faith in Christ seriously? And by implication for anyone who draws his/her guiding principles from the Old and New Testament Scriptures?

    Judge Perry’s judgment nakedly places “transgender rights” above religious liberty and devotion to biblical truth, deemed “not worthy of respect” in order to spare offense to those convinced of gender-fluidity.

    “Dr. Mackereth holds to the principles of the Great Reformation of the 16th Century, including a commitment to the supremacy of the Bible as the infallible, inerrant word of God as his final authority in all matters of faith and practice, includ[ing] his belief in the truth of Genesis 1:27, and the logical consequence: skepticism about transgenderism and refusal to use transgender pronouns,” Perry held.

    “The ruling will have profound ramifications, excluding foundational Christian beliefs from the protection of human rights and anti-discrimination law,” the legal group impressed. “The ruling puts a belief in the Bible on a par with the racist and neo-Nazi ideologies, which have been held to be ‘not worthy of respect in democratic society’ in earlier judicial decisions.”

    Historic Christian orthodoxy, the self-evident understandings of millennia, is now being ruled intolerable. Oh, yes, common sense thinking is out the window as well.

    Mackereth informed his employer he would not agree to calling a six-foot bearded man “she” or “Mrs.” on a whim if asked. For that refusal, he subsequently lost his position.

    His medic employer, identified as Mr. Owen, notified Mackereth in an email exchange that if, he wanted to keep his berth, he must follow the “process as discussed in your training”.

    “If, however, you do not want to do this, we will respect your decision and your right to leave your contract,” Owen explained to the doctor, according to the British legal firm.

    We’ll allow you to quit your job if you won’t yield to our bureaucratic bullying … (?). Are we supposed to be impressed by that concession?

    But Dr. Mackereth didn’t co-operate:

    “I am a Christian and in good conscience cannot do what the DWP is requiring of me,” he replied.

    In court, Mackereth was courageously forthright:

    “[Transgenderism is a] rebellion against God, which is both pointless and sinful … I am, of course, aware that there are men or women who believe they have been trapped in a wrong body, and I do not question the sincerity of their convictions,” he explained while on the stand, according to the Daily Wire.

    “A small number of such people have always existed. Up until recently, such a belief was considered by medics to be delusional and a symptom of a medical disorder. It is only recently that transgenderism has been recognized as normal and such delusional beliefs accepted at face value. What is responsible for that change is political pressure – not scientific evidence.”

    After the ruling was filed, the persecuted physician outlined the big picture implications of his case with the Daily Wire:

    “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.”

    Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams lamented the pettiness of the Rainbow bullies is costing society a devoted and honorable doctor.

    “[The ruling was a] crushing of Christian beliefs,” Williams told Premier. “Dr. David Mackereth – for almost 30 years has – been working in A and E, loves his patients, and treats all patients. Dr. Mackereth was gentle. He would have called a person by their chosen name. What he couldn’t do was put on a form that a biological man was a biological woman, or a biological woman was a man.”

    That’s not the end of this depressing story, however. The beleaguered Mackereth is not throwing in the towel. And good on him!

    “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,” Mackereth shared with the Daily Wire. “If they cannot, then freedom of speech has died in this country – with serious ramifications for the practice of medicine in the U.K.”

    Can we find a few million more Christian cultural warriors like Dr. Mackereth? They’ve gotta be out there somewhere.

    H/T: OneNewNow.com/Michael Haverluck

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