Last Updated on October 3, 2019
Christian doctor, David Mackareth, who made headlines for his refusal to use transgender pronouns, as they went against his faith, lost his tribunal arguing the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) breached his right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
The panel had ruled that Dr Mackareth’s religiously-inspired views on what constituted male and female were “incompatible with human dignity.”
Dr Mackereth had told the hearing that he refused to address a “6ft-tall bearded man” by their preferred pronouns.
The tribunal found that there had been no contravention of the Equality Act by the DWP towards Dr Mackereth and tossed the complaints.
Dr Mackereth expressed a wish to appeal.
According to The BBC:
“A 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,” the judgement said.
Dr Mackereth, 56, said he was “deeply concerned” by the ruling.
“Without intellectual and moral integrity, medicine cannot function and my 30 years as a doctor are now considered irrelevant compared to the risk that someone else might be offended,” he said.
“I believe that I have to appeal in order to fight for the freedom of Christians to speak the truth. If they cannot, then freedom of speech has died in this country, with serious ramifications for the practise of medicine in the UK.”
Dr Mackareth was initially suspended as a disability claims assessor in June for his refusal to use transgender preferred pronouns.
He believed that the DWP had discriminated against him for his Christian views–which have recently become politically incorrect in relation to prevailing social norms.
Metro reports that Dr Mackareth also stated:
‘Staff in the NHS, even those who do not share my Christian convictions, are also disturbed as they see their own freedom of thought and speech being undermined by the judges’ ruling.
‘No doctor, or researcher, or philosopher, can demonstrate or prove that a person can change sex.
‘Without intellectual and moral integrity, medicine cannot function and my 30 years as a doctor are now considered irrelevant compared to the risk that someone else might be offended.’
The NHS has warmly embraced some elements of gender theory. The NHS has an overwhelmed minor transgender referral center–NHS Tavistock–which has struggled in dealing with increasing demand from underage patients suffering from gender dysphoria.
Last year, there were suggestions to give transgender patients smear tests on the NHS, in spite of failing to be anatomically equipped for the procedure.