A British court has just ruled that the Bible itself is "incompatible with human dignity," in a case involving a Christian doctor who was fired after refusing to use transgender pronouns at his place of work.
Dr. David Mackereth had allegedly told his manager that he would not, "call any 6-foot bearded man madam," in a hypothetical scenario.
This is what got him fired from his job, prompting Mackereth to take the case to an employment tribunal, who just ruled that he was rightfully terminated.
In the ruling, the court decided that Mackereth's biblical beliefs had no place in modern "woke" society, specifically condemning Genesis 1:27, which says:
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
The court directly stated,
"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."
This is the state of the legal system, folks.
The courts as much as anything else now follow the religion of secular globalism and not the true religion of Jesus.
Here's the breaking news of the court's decision that is stirring the pot on Twitter:
Dr. David Mackereth swears that his fight for God's word is not over, and has spoken out since the court ruled against him and the Bible.
He believes the court has set up a very dangerous precedent for future cases like his own.
The New York Times has more details on the specifics of the disturbing case:
In June 2018, Dr. Mackereth was undergoing training as a health and disabilities assessor for APM, a service provider, at a Department for Work and Pensions assessment center in London when another trainee asked how a transgender person should be referred to.
Omar Ahmed, a senior employee, replied that transgender people should be addressed by their preference, in line with the department’s policy, according to the tribunal report. But Dr. Mackereth — who had briefly worked as a full-time evangelist — said that as a Christian he could not “use pronouns in that way in good conscience.”
The tribunal heard that Dr. Mackereth believed in “the truth of the Bible and, in particular, the truth of Genesis 1:27.” By his interpretation, that biblical verse — “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” — supported the view that people are immutably male or female.
He also believed that “it would be irresponsible and dishonest for e.g. a health professional to accommodate and/or encourage a patient’s impersonation of the opposite sex,” he told the tribunal.
Dr. Ahmed expressed concerns about Mr. Mackereth’s comments during a weekly staff meeting, and it was later decided that James Owen, a contract manager for APM, should talk to Dr. Mackereth about the matter, the tribunal heard.
In that conversation, Mr. Owen told Dr. Mackereth that he was at risk of losing his job, and Mr. Mackereth said in his witness statement that he felt pressured to renounce his beliefs in order to keep it.
In an email exchange a few days later, Mr. Owen asked Dr. Mackereth whether he agreed to “refer to the customer by their chosen sexuality and name.” If he did not wish to do so, Mr. Owen told him, the Department for Work and Pensions would respect his decision and his right to end the employment contract.
“I am a Christian, and in good conscience I cannot do what the D.W.P. are requiring of me,” Dr. Mackereth replied, according to the tribunal report.
Mr. Owen then accepted his resignation, but Dr. Mackereth replied in an email that he had been fired.
In its ruling, the tribunal panel found that Dr. Mackereth had not been discriminated against or harassed under the Equality Act. Christianity is protected under the act, but the panel found that Dr. Mackereth’s specific beliefs were not.
It ruled that “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.”Dr. Mackereth plans to appeal the decision, according to the advocacy group Christian Concern.
Andrea Williams, the chief executive of the Christian Legal Center, which represented Dr. Mackereth, called the judgment “disturbing.”
The ruling “will have seismic consequences not just for the N.H.S. and for Christians,” she said in a statement, referring to the country’s National Health Service, “but anyone in the workplace who is prepared to believe and say that we are created male and female.”
BBC added the following about Dr. Mackereth's response to the court ruling against him:
"A 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," the judgement said.
Dr Mackereth, 56, said he was "deeply concerned" by the ruling.
"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," he said.
"I believe that I have to appeal in order to fight for the freedom of Christians to speak the truth. If they cannot, then freedom of speech has died in this country, with serious ramifications for the practise of medicine in the UK."
Andrea Williams, the chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, said if the decision is upheld it will have "seismic consequences" for anyone in the workplace "who is prepared to believe and say that we are created male and female".
"It is deeply disturbing that this is the first time in the history of English law that a judge has ruled that free citizens must engage in compelled speech," she added.
Fox News also said:
Dr. David Mackereth, 56, a National Health Service employee, was fired from his post at the Department for Work and Pensions in July because he would not use a transgender pronoun, saying he believes "gender is defined by biology and genetics" and the "Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."
This week he lost his case before an Employment Tribunal in England, where the judge ruled his beliefs were "incompatible with human dignity."
Mackereth, who now works as an NHS emergency doctor in another city, said his supervisor pressured him to refer to a "man six foot tall with a beard" as "she" and "Mrs.," but the doctor refused."No doctor, or researcher, or philosopher, can demonstrate or prove that a person can change sex," Mackereth told Fox News. "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."
Andrea Williams, CEO of the Christian Legal Centre, which represents Mackereth, said the judge put transgender rights ahead of all others, ruling a belief in the Bible is on par with Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazi ideologies.
Dr. Mackereth has also given a video statement for The Christian Concern on his story.
You can watch what he has to say about his concerns for the growing requirement for doctors to be forced to bow down to liberal, LGBTQ ideas without regard for religion or truth here:
As the War on Christ and truth rages on, keep doctors like Dr. Mackereth in your prayers and stay rooted in the truth!