United Kingdom: The Bible Condemned

Source: FSSPX News

A British court rejected the appeal of a doctor sanctioned for his refusal in principle to use the “gender” ideology vocabulary with his patients, citing his Christian faith. In their judgment, the magistrates declared that the teaching of the Bible was “incompatible with the notion of human dignity” (sic).

Dr. David Mackereth has been practicing for several years in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). He has an established practice in the Midlands, in the center of England. In 2018, his administrative supervisor decided to dismiss him for serious misconduct.

His crime: his answer to a question asked during an inspection. Here is the question: “What would you do if you were to assess someone who is obviously a man but asks to be referred to as ‘she’ or ‘Mrs.’ in the report? … specifically positing the scenario of ‘a man six foot tall with a beard who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs.’” Mackereth replied that as a Christian he would be unable to comply, for which he was fired. 

After his dismissal, the doctor took the case to court in Birmingham. It was in vain as it was dismissed. In an apostate society that has renounced all moral law and common sense, this decision is probably not a surprise. But the most scandalous remains the motivation of the Birmingham court ruling.

As reported by the BBC on October 2, 2019, the magistrates stated that “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.”

In other words, the Holy Scripture and the Christian attitude are taxed with discrimination, this new crime has been invented by the ideologues of the present time. In fact, the book of Genesis (1:27) says: “God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.”

“This is an astonishing judgment and one that if upheld will have seismic consequences…for Christians…who are prepared to believe and say that we are created male and female,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Center (CLC), who represents Dr. Mackereth before the court.

The latter stated that he “feels obligated to appeal the ruling, because if it stands, ‘then freedom of speech has died in this country, with serious ramifications for the practice of medicine in the UK.’”