President, Pacific Justice Institute
Brad Dacus has coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the western United States. And in 1997, founded the Pacific Justice Institute, where he continues to defend religious liberties and parental rights without charge. The Pacific Justice Institute has a network with hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other organization of its kind.
Today we discuss some recent or pending court cases regarding religious freedom with the President of Pacific Justice Institute, Brad Dacus. He gives insight on the legal battles brewing across the country as well as the underlying evil advancing the transgender agenda. It is irresponsible to blindly affirm those who are confused about sex and gender issues, especially children who are much too young to understand or make such life-impacting, destructive body-altering decisions.
In our second segment, we report on a Christian teacher in England who was fired for “misgendering” a female student by simply saying, “good job, girls,” when they were studying math together. The question is when will this begin in America?
Here’s the story from the Gospel Herald:
A Christian teacher and pastor has blamed “political correctness gone mad” after he was suspended from his job because he “misgendered” a transgender student.
“I have been shocked and saddened by the actions of the school, which, in my opinion, reflect an increasing trend of Christians being marginalized in the public square, and unpopular beliefs silenced,” said Joshua Sutcliffe, 27, a teacher at a state secondary school in Oxfordshire.
The controversy began after Sutcliffe, who also pastors at an evangelical church in Oxford, reportedly said “Well done girls” to the teenager, who was born a female but identifies as a male, and a friend when he spotted them studying.
He apologized when corrected by the student, but six weeks later he was suspended from teaching after the pupil’s mother lodged a complaint. Following an investigation, he has been summoned to a formal disciplinary hearing this week to face misconduct charges for “misgendering.” He also faces claims that he is breaching equality policies by referring to the pupil by name rather than as “he” or “him,” reports the MailOnline.
The transgender student’s parents also claimed Sutcliffe had unfairly given the pupil a disproportionate number of detentions for poor behavior, but this claim was later dismissed.
Sutcliffe told reporters he was “distraught” by what he referred to as “political correctness gone mad,” explaining that he had no official instructions about how to address the student. However, as a Christian, the teacher said avoided using male pronouns such as “he” and “him” when referring to the student.
“While the suggestion that gender is fluid conflicts sharply with my Christian beliefs, I recognize my responsibility as a teacher and Christian to treat each of my pupils with respect,” he said. “I have balanced these factors by using the pupil’s chosen name, and although I did not intentionally refer to the pupil as a ‘girl,’ I do not believe it is unreasonable to call someone a girl if they were born a girl.”