UK ruling on sexuality: Bible 'incompatible with human dignity'
One News Now, Michael F. Haverluck, October 5, 2019
According to a recent ruling by an employment tribunal in Britain, Christians must submit to LGBTQ requests or risk forfeiting their livelihood.
After a Christian doctor was forced out of his job in the United Kingdom for declining to use transgender pronouns, the Employment Tribunal issued a ruling affirming the dismissal, declaring his biblical beliefs on human sexuality are "incompatible with human dignity."
"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," the panel declared, according to WND.
LGBTQ way or the highway
Dr. David Mackereth – who has been practicing medicine for 26 years for Britain's National Health Service – was let go by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). The panel’s ruling provides a sober warning for doctors of faith throughout the U.K.
"The judgment will have serious ramifications for Christian professionals – and indeed all medical professionals – as the judgment dictates the language that professionals must use in the workplace," the Christian Legal Center contended in an announcement published on Christian Concern. "The judgment is also contrary to scientific reality and is likely to undermine freedom of speech in the workplace."
Punished for devotion to beliefs
Christian Legal Center attorney Michael Phillips – who is representing the 56-year-old doctor – argues the DWP is guilty of discrimination against his client's religious beliefs.
"His belief [is] in the truth of the Bible, and in particular, the truth of Genesis 1:27: ‘So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them," Phillips clarified, according to CBN News.