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thistlintom posted:

A seasoned British doctor lost his government job as a medical assessor after more than three decades because he refused to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth.

Dr. David Mackereth, 56, a National Health Service employee, was fired from his post at the Department for Work and Pensions in July because he would not use a transgender pronoun, saying he believes "gender is defined by biology and genetics" and the "Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."

This week he lost his case before an Employment Tribunal in England, where the judge ruled his beliefs were "incompatible with human dignity."

So this is today's Fox State News' item that has you clutching your pearls? (Click on the highlighted word "Christian" and see where it takes you.) Of course they're not talking about a US president blackmailing a foreign country to dig up dirt on a political rival.

"...his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth."

I'm not sure where in the bible Christ, or any of his disciples, said that gender was determined at birth. I'm mostly familiar with the Jewish bible, but perhaps you can provide a quote from the New Testament that backs this up.

"Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female." And that, if you believe the Jewish creation story, is what he did. However, nowadays it's people (parents), not God ,who makes people, and the bible in no way addresses people who feel they were born the wrong sex.

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