Thomas D. Williams reports at Breitbart:
A medical doctor with 26 years of experience working at the National Health Service (NHS) has been deemed "unfit to work" after insisting on identifying patients by their biological sex.
Dr. David Mackereth, 55, began training in May to become a health and disability assessor for the government but ran into trouble when his Christian and scientific convictions ran afoul of department protocols.
In his new job, Dr. Mackereth was to compile independent reports about the health of persons who were claiming disability benefits. His instructor told him that regardless of a patient or client's biological sex, he must only refer to them by their self-identified gender.
"I said that I had a problem with this," Mackereth is quoted as saying. "I believe that gender is defined by biology and genetics and that as a Christian the Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."
"I could have kept my mouth shut but it was the right time to raise it," the doctor said, according to Breitbart.
Instead of remaining silent, Mackereth criticizes this government attack on the human rights to free speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of religion.
"Firstly, we are not allowed to say what we believe. Secondly, as my case shows, we are not allowed to think what we believe. Finally, we are not allowed to defend what we believe," Mackereth said, according to Breitbart.
"I don't think I should be compelled to use a specific pronoun," the doctor said, Breitbart reports.
"I am not setting out to upset anyone. But if upsetting someone can lead to doctors being sacked then, as a society, we have to examine where we are going."
Read the entire report.