US Christian teacher fired for not using preferred pronouns

Posted at The Christian Institute:

A Christian schoolteacher has been fired from his position at West Point High School, Virginia, after he refused to use a student’s preferred pronouns.

Peter Vlaming, a French teacher, said that using male pronouns for a female student identifying as ‘male’ violated his conscience.

Despite offering to use the student’s name the school board dismissed him on the grounds of discrimination.

Compelled speech

Mr Vlaming stressed that he was not intending to be offensive or discriminatory saying: “I’m happy to avoid female pronouns not to offend because I’m not here to provoke”.

“I can’t refer to a female as a male, and a male as a female in good conscience and faith”.
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