A Christian doctor has been fired from a top government role over his belief that gender is determined at birth [and ironically IT IS, but how dare we face!].
Dr David Mackereth, who has worked as an NHS doctor for 26 years, was deemed ‘unfit to work’ after he said he would refuse to identify patients by their preferred gender.
The senior doctor was told he could not be employed as a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) disability assessor if he refused to identify patients as being of a sex that they did not see themselves as.
The Telegraph reports: https://archive.fo/r5u56
The 55-year-old father of four believes sex is genetic and biological, so established at birth.
He confirmed his right to freedom of speech has been denied as he has been classed “unfit” to work for the department because of his religious convictions.
And, the medic from Dudley in the West Midlands fears many other professional people of faith could also be dismissed simply for knowing realities about gender.
Dr Mackereth, who registered as a doctor in 1989 and spent most of his career working in Accident & Emergency wards, said: “I’m not attacking the transgender movement. But, I’m defending my right to freedom of speech, and freedom of belief.
“I don’t believe I should be compelled to use a specific pronoun. I am not setting out to upset anyone. But, if upsetting someone can lead to doctors being sacked then, as a society we have to examine where we are going.”
Dr Mackereth, a Reformed Baptist, started a training course in May to become a health and disability assessor for the DWP. His role would have meant interviewing and then writing independent reports about the health of those claiming disability benefits.https://archive.fo/B9Ab7https://yournewswire.com/ddoctor-sacked-over-his-belief-that-gender-is-determined-at-birth/