UK judge rules in favor of firing people who disagree with transgenderism

Thinking about transgenderism
Thinking about transgenderism

This case is from the UK, but keep in mind that the United States is just a few years off from this, depending on who wins the presidency in 2020. A woman tweeted that transgender women (biological men) are not the same as biological women. The judge ruled that it should be legal to fire employees who say that a transgender woman (biological man) is not the same a biological woman.

Here is the story from Insider:

A judge in the UK ruled on Wednesday that it was legal for a leading think tank to fire a worker for arguing publicly that transgender women are not real women.

The Centre for Global Development (CGD) sacked tax expert Maya Forstater in March 2019 over a series of tweets in which she supported the notion that “men cannot change into women.”

She sued the CGD on grounds of discrimination, but her argument was rejected by a judge, who said her position on the issue is “not worthy of respect” and does not enjoy legal protection.

[…]Before her dismissal Forstater was accused by her managers of using “offensive and exclusionary” language and “fear-mongering,” the Times of London reported.

The judge said that the defendant “is absolutist in her view of sex and it is a core component of her belief that she will refer to a person by the sex she considered appropriate even if it violates their dignity and/or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.”

NBC News had an article up where the author explained why the ruling was justified:

This, then, is what Forstater wanted the courts to uphold: Her right to make her co-workers uncomfortable… her right to be… rude and disrespectful in social and professional contexts; and her right to disrespect U.K. law, which defines transgender women as women and transgender men as men…

Courts, of course, tend to look askance at being asked to rule that an employee should be allowed to harm their employers and co-workers based on “philosophical beliefs” they’ve decided are both “biological truths” and tantamount to religious canon.

Indeed. So the mainstream view among the progressive elites is that not affirming the views of transgender people is “harming” them. And the right way to stop dissent from the LGBT agenda is to have these people fired, so that they have to choose between feeding their family and supporting the LGBT agenda. And this is all fine with the “compassion” crowd, who are more concerned with the feelings of transgender people than with free speech and conscience rights.

By the way, the UK judge’s position is the same as about half the people in this country – the half that votes for the Democrat Party. The Democrats in the House have already passed a bill called the Equality Act, which would make American laws match the UK laws that make it acceptable for people who express disagreement with the LGBT agenda to be fired.

Personal application

I’ve noticed that a lot of evangelical pastors and leaders are drifting away from the teachings of the Bible on sex, marriage and morality in general. And it’s becoming a real question about how far they will go with this. Like, I don’t know where “conservative” evangelical pastors and leaders would stand on this question of firing someone who isn’t “generous” about accepting a transgender person’s preferred pronouns.

Based on what I’m seeing right now, I don’t expect that Bible-believing conservatives who disagree with LGBT agenda are going to get any help from the “conservative” evangelical pastors and leaders . And that affects how free those Bible-believing conservatives are to be generous about taking on additional responsibilities, like charitable contributions, marriage, and children. After all, if the “conservative” evangelical pastors and leaders aren’t concerned when a secular leftist fires a dissenter from LGBT orthodoxy, then why should that dissenter take on additional obligations to others that reduce his ability to survive being fired?

Here is what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:

32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord.

33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife—

34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband.

35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

And here’s Paul again in 2 Timothy:

 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.

I do understand that evangelical pastors and leaders think that men just marry for love, and they don’t even think about how much providing for a wife and children costs. But that’s delusional. Men DO calculate the costs of having a wife and children, and they understand that it is easier to be faithful on controversial issues when you are a single man, than when you are burdened with a wife and children. If pastors don’t want to do anything to defend free speech from the secular left, that makes marriage less attractive to men who are committed to fighting the secular left.

7 thoughts on “UK judge rules in favor of firing people who disagree with transgenderism”

  1. As a Libertarian, I in principle agree with the right of private businesses to hire and fire any person for any reason. However, that’s clearly not what’s going on here. Imagine if the employee had been fired for tweeting pro-transgender things. In such a case, the exact opposite would’ve occurred in the courts. Government is becoming the arbiter of what you are and are not allowed to believe.

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  2. I’m about ready to go Martin Luther on the churches. It’s about times someone called them out on their very unBiblical familyolitry fest.

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    1. There are a lot of Christians, like myself, who stand in front of churches and pastor conferences every Sunday around the country and call them out on their apathy and cowardice in the face of the Abortion Holocaust.

      Of course, the churches are even worse when it comes to divorce, gay “marriage,” and the entire Alphabet Mafia. So, please DO go “Luther” on them – for more information on one such effort:

      https://churchrepent.com/

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  3. It may cause the true believing church to go underground as it did in communist nations. And the progressives will meet in state endorsed buildings with state approved teachings.

    I dislike the idea of seeing our rights destroyed. But a part of me doesn’t mind seeing the chaff purged from among the believers and having underground fellowship of those thst truly believe in Jesus and worship and love him above all things.

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  4. The conservative churches will be silent and say it is because they are gospel focused. They say they can’t get into topics because then there are always more topics At least that’s what I hear from a conservative PCA church.
    So the cowardice and ineffectiveness is worn as a badge of honor as being faithful preachers of God’s Word.
    Our church is going to take a month to discuss identity issues though, so they will say some right things and in their meager way, will try to address it. However, I am pretty certain that the main point will be about compassion to those struggling with it, and refusal to make it an issue with friends and family so that we don’t appear combative, but “loving.”
    It will be a useless month. So for those of you that think churches directing attention to the topic would be a help, I would disagree. Mr. Rogers isn’t the answer, but that’s what we’ll be shepherded to be more like.

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