Christian doctor lost his job after refusing to identify a six-foot-tall bearded man as ‘madam’, tribunal hears

Jul 11, 2019 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph:

A Christian doctor lost his job in a government department after he refused to refer to “a six-foot-tall bearded man” as ‘madam’, a tribunal heard.

Dr David Mackereth, 56, claims he was sacked as a disability benefits assessor by the Department of Work and Pensions over his religious beliefs.

The father-of-four alleges he was asked in a conversation with a line manager: “If you have a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs’, would you do that?”

Dr Mackereth, an evangelist who now works as an emergency doctor in Shropshire, claims his contract was then terminated over his refusal to use transgendered pronouns.

He argues that he was dismissed “not because of any realistic concerns over the rights and sensitivities of transgender individuals, but because of my refusal to make an abstract ideological pledge”.

The doctor is now suing the government at an employment tribunal for discrimination on the grounds of his religious belief.

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See also: If a Christian doctor can be forced to deny biology, there is no hope for theology, by Archbishop Cranmer

We have no right to turn a blind eye to transgenderism, by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern

Would you call a bearded man ‘madam’? by Alexander Boot

Good luck, today, to the doctor who dares to tell the truth, by Tim Dieppe, The Conservative Woman

Big sibling is watching you, through the eyes of Piers Morgan. By Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman

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