UK doctor ousted for refusing to call bearded man in hypothetical scenario ‘she’: court hearing

Christian Post – A Christian physician lost his job in a British government agency after he said he would refuse to call a bearded man who is six feet tall “madam,” according to court proceedings.

The Telegraph reported Wednesday that Dr. David Mackereth, a disability benefits assessor in the Department of Work and Pensions, is claiming religious discrimination over his firing.

Mackereth, a Christian, says his contract was terminated after he was asked in a conversation with a line manager whether or not he would address a man who was six feet tall and had a beard by female pronouns like “she” and “Mrs.”

The doctor said his refusal “to make an abstract ideological pledge” resulted in his dismissal and not because of any concern about the rights of persons who self-identify as transgender.

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