In yet another example of social justice overlords controlling the thoughts, feelings, and speech of the masses, a Christian teacher has been suspended for referring to one of his students as a “girl.” The child “self-identifies” as a boy, and Joshua Sutcliffe is facing termination for saying, “Well done, girls,” to the student and a friend, after seeing them working hard on a project.
The maths teacher apologized at the time when he was “corrected” by the child, but didn’t consider the incident again until six weeks later when he was called to the administrator’s office and told he would be suspended until the Oxfordshire school investigated the allegations.
The charges were brought up by the parents of the transgender student. The family claimed that he “misgendered” the student, but although they support free speech, they think the man was picking on their child.
Sutcliffe is scheduled to appear at a formal disciplinary hearing this week to face misconduct charges. The week-long investigation found him guilty of “misgendering” the teenager, “demonstrating discriminatory behaviours” and having “contravene[d] the school’s equality policy.”
The Christian Legal Centre, the firm supporting the Exeter University graduate, explained that the school never specifically outlined the formal way to refer to the student.
Sutcliffe is a Christian, so he mostly referred to the student by name, rather than using pronouns that were lies. See, the child is a girl, but wants to be called a boy. So, apparently, everyone around that special person must bow to the dictates of her imagination and play along with her fantasy.
The educator explained that he did avoid using the wrong pronoun for the student, rather saying the student’s name. He clearly understood his “responsibility as a teacher and Christian to treat each of my pupils with respect.”
“I have balanced these factors by using the pupil’s chosen name, and although I did not intentionally refer to the pupil as a ‘girl,’ I do not believe it is unreasonable to call someone a girl if they were born a girl,” Sutcliffe explained. Why doesn’t he have that right?
The investigation determined that Mr. Sutcliffe’s “avoidance of gendered pronouns” constituted a breach of “the school’s code of conduct with regard to demonstrating an awareness of sexual and cultural diversity of students.”
The teacher explained that he was moved to tears by the findings. “I have been shocked and saddened by the actions of the school, which, in my opinion, reflect an increasing trend of seeing Christians, people like me, being marginalised in the public square, and our beliefs punished and silenced.”
He added, “I have a deep conviction that we are all made in God’s image, male and female.”
The student’s mother also objected to the voluntary bible study session he conducted. Although it was well attended, when one student trapped him about a marriage definition question, he answered correctly that the bible describes it as one man and one women. Afterward, the school shut the bible study down.
This is shocking. What happened to the university as a centre of enquiring free thought? https://t.co/fcRZKLz8vf
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 25, 2017
Why isn’t he allowed to have that belief? Why must everyone jettison their convictions to suit the preference of .005 percent of the people on the face of the earth?
Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre which is supporting Mr. Sutcliffe, stated, “This is one of a large number of cases we are encountering where teachers are finding themselves silenced or punished if they refuse to fall in line with the current transgender fad.”
The former Conservative Party chairman Lord Tebbit added, “It seems to me this is a mad world when someone is disciplined for stating a biological fact.”
However, this push to diversify every aspect of society, including gender, is really an oppression campaign against any morality in civilization. These people have a mental disorder and children aren’t even at the age of consent, so can they make such a claim? However, once all the true beliefs are expelled, the globalists will have a group of proletariats they can easily control.
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) January 29, 2017
In Britain, they are well advanced toward that goal. Any public admission of moral conviction is ostracized, ridiculed, and often criminally punished. Much like the Nazi’s did by controlling the media and society through the secret police, people bent on world domination now don’t have to use the gestapo, they just use public opinion.