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Misgendering is the new blasphemy

29 May 2023

12:03 PM

29 May 2023

12:03 PM

Events in the UK, where a Christian teacher has been sacked for misgendering a female student who now identifies as male, represents an appalling and egregious attack on religious freedom and freedom of conscience and, once again, proves how common sense and rationality no longer apply.

According to the Teaching Regulation Authority the teacher, Joshua Sutcliffe who taught mathematics at a school in Oxford, is ‘guilty’ of disrespecting a trans-student by refusing to use the student’s preferred pronoun (known as misgendering).

As evidence, the TRA cites one occasion where the teacher is alleged to have said ‘I borrowed her calculator’ and concludes ‘by failing...

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