Being a Christian and working in a public school is no longer compatible. Regardless of what’s right, teachers and administrators must bow to the delusional demands of children who do not have the mental ability to make logical decisions.
In fact, unless Christians comply, they can lose their livelihood.
That’s exactly what happened in Virginia in late December when Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at high school near Richmond, instinctively called out “stop her!” when a transgender student was about to walk into a wall.
Of course, the school claims he wasn’t fired for that action, it was because of his Christian beliefs that refuse to label someone something they aren’t.
The Patriot Chronicles reported:
Vlaming, 47, who had taught at the school for almost seven years after spending more than a decade in France, told his superiors his Christian faith prevented him from using male pronouns for a student he saw as female.
The student’s family informed the school system of the transition over the summer. Vlaming said he had the student in class the year before when the student identified as female.
Vlaming agreed to use the student’s new, male name. But he tried to avoid using any pronouns — he or him, and she or her — when referring to the student. The student said that made him feel uncomfortable and singled out.
Administrators sided with the boy, telling Vlaming he could not treat his transgender pupil differently than he treats others.
“We do not and cannot tolerate discrimination in any form, or actions that create a hostile environment for any member of our school family,” they said in a statement. “Mr. Vlaming was asked repeatedly, over several weeks and by multiple administrators, to address a student by the pronouns with which this student identifies. The issue before us was not one mistaken slip of the tongue. Mr. Vlaming consistently refused to comply going forward — including in a statement made at the hearing — a willful violation of school board policy.”
Vlaming cited his Christian faith and told his superiors that he was willing to use the student’s name and simply avoid using feminine pronouns but he says the school rejected that compromise.
One parent pointed out that the school did not even have a specific policy in place in regard to the use of gender pronouns.
“If there’s no policy in place, how can they just let him go?” Jennifer Haynes, a 52-year-old West Point High parent, asked.
“That is not tolerance,” Vlaming said. “That is coercion.”
Speaking in his own defense, Vlaming said he loves and respects all his students and had tried to reach a solution based on “mutual tolerance.”
That effort was rejected, he said, putting him at risk of losing his job for having views held by “most of the world for most of human history.”
Moreover, many experts agree that children have not developed the ability to make this sort of decision. For example, teens are not allowed to buy alcohol until the age of 21, which by then, at least some of the brain’s ability to make logical decisions has been established.
So basically, these kids are ruining their lives because of a ‘feeling’ that could change in five years. Supporting such idiocy isn’t tolerance, it’s abuse.
Go fund me pages have been established, but at this point, Vlaming has still lost his job.