A West Point School Board voted unanimously to dismiss a high school teacher after a four-hour hearing that drew an overflow crowd. The school system said in a statement that the teacher was fired for insubordination.
Last summer, the ninth-grade student’s family informed the school system of the student’s gender transition to male. Witnesses described a ‘slip-up’ when the student was about to run into a wall and the teacher told others to stop “her.”
When discussing the incident with administrators, the teacher also made it clear he would not use transgender pronouns, a stance that led to his referral for disciplinary action.
“I can’t think of a worse way to treat a child than what was happening,” said the West Point High Principal, who told the teacher to use male pronouns as per with the student’s wishes.
The teacher told superiors that his Christian faith prevented him from using male pronouns for the student. The teacher said he had the student in class the year before when the student identified as female.
The teacher’s attorney, says his client offered to use the student’s actual name and to avoid feminine pronouns, but the school wouldn’t accept the compromise. Nondiscrimination policies were updated a year ago to include protections for gender identity, but didn’t include guidance on gender pronoun use. The lawyer, notes the teacher also has constitutional rights. “One of those rights that is not curtailed is the right to be free from being compelled to speak something that violates your conscience,” the lawyer said.
The teacher said he loves and respects all his students but when a solution he tried to reach, based on “mutual tolerance” was rejected, he was at risk of losing his job for having views held by “most of the world for most of human history.”
“That is not tolerance,” he said. “That is coercion.”
GO SELL WHAT YOU HAVE
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A mocker resents correction…
A happy heart makes the face cheerful…
The discerning heart seeks knowledge…
Better a little with the fear of the Lord…
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love…
Plans fail for lack of counsel…
He who listens to a life-giving rebuke...
The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom...
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Getting What’s Really Important In Life– Starts here!
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ,
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil…
1 Timothy 6:6-10
The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
In Genesis 2:18; The Lord God said,
It is not good for the man to be alone.
I will make a helper suitable for him.
So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, 'for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Genesis 2:20-25
Jesus would later ask, "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? Matthew 19:4-5.
So, though Adam was made from ground and Eve too indirectly, there’s no middle ground’ here to walk on without trampling underfoot the Word of God, and no suggestion anywhere in the bible that God through Christ and the Holy Spirit, made allowances for ‘gender errors’ in mixing up gender packaging. God simply did not and has not made ‘gender errors’ and if even the hairs on our heads are numbered– let’s get real here.
Bottom line? Reality: God created male and female, physically; man created transgender in his mind, virtually, which is a treatable psychological disorder. The latter according to none other than the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, leaders regarding the whole transgender issue including the surgical transformation process which by the way, they now refuse to do. Just so happens the institute has been both the pioneer and innovators on leading edge of this specialty both in technology and psychology for decades long before 7 year olds were deciding their gender based on 'feelings' at the breakfast table before school.
Amazing to think that inspite of the Johns Hopkin's refutation and certainly without any credible shred of scientifically verifiable evidence, how both an indu$try can be built from nothing, stand on nothing while the 'buyer beware ignorance is bliss customer' is being sold a 'bill of goods' by so-called experts' and extreme liberals. Why is it that so many people, insist on being either ill or uninformed about what they and/or their kids are getting into? More time and effort is spent buying an iPod or TV, than this.
How hard is it to be happy for somebody else?
8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.'
9 "The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 'These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.'
13 "But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?' Matthew 20:8-15
Does it depend on what you have or they have or both? Should it?
Find These Verses In Proverbs and Finish Them }
A gentle answer turns away wrath…
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge…
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere…
The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life…
A fool spurns his father's discipline…
The house of the righteous contains great treasure…
The lips of the wise spread knowledge…
A Virginia high school teacher who refused to use a transgender student’s new pronouns has been fired.
The church of Christ Has no earthly headquarters John 18:36
Our citizenship Is in heaven Philippians 3:20
We set our path To the compass of scripture 1 Timothy 3:16, 17
The bible is God's Word and final authority John 12:48
The church of the living God Is the pillar and support of the truth 1 Timothy 3:15
We are the churchChrist built Jesus said, " I will build My church " Matthew 16:18; ROMANS 16:16
Christ built One church Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:18
He will return For His church Corinthians 15:24; Matt 16:18, 19
Then He said to His disciples, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Luke 12:22-23
Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
1 Timothy 4:15-16
AND GIVE TO THE POOR