The following alarming article by Bill Muehlenberg has been abbreviated and edited.
War has been declared on every person who still believes in biology, in reality, and in truth. The trans militants have targeted all such people, declaring them to be dangerous enemies who must be silenced, persecuted, and forcefully resisted.
Increasingly these militants have the full force of the law at their disposal as they seek to shut down anyone who dares to oppose their lunatic agenda. Cases of people being fired from their jobs, being fined, or even being jailed for resisting the trans madness are everywhere to be found.
Consider some recent horror stories about trans “victories” that are having a very real negative impact on those who dare to disagree. Here are just some cases – out of many – from the past few years:
November 12, 2017 – A maths tutor is suspended after praising pupil using the wrong gender. “I called a trans boy a girl by mistake … and it may cost me my job as a teacher”.
March 13, 2018 – A college student at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania is banned from Christianity class for saying there are only two genders.
June 6, 2018 – After teaching orchestra in Brownsburg Community Schools for four years, 28-year-old John Kluge is forced to resign over his refusal to use transgender pronouns. John refused to call transgender students by their preferred names, versus the names they were given at birth. “I really do care for all of my students,” Kluge said, “which is why I don’t want to be compelled to speak in such a way that I believe I’ll be encouraging them in something that’s dangerous.”
July 8, 2018 – A Christian doctor in Australia is sacked by the government for refusing to identify patients by their preferred gender because he believes sex is established at birth.
September 21, 2018 – A student editor who retweeted article pointing out that “women don’t have penises” is fired from the university’s journal.
December 11, 2018 – A Virginia high school teacher is fired for insubordination for refusing to use transgender student’s new pronouns.
January 7, 2019 – A young mother is barred from her local pub for wearing a T-shirt saying “Woman: human female” after a complaint that it discriminated against transgender people.
January 17, 2019 – A District of Colombia restaurant is fined $7,000 after an employee asked a transgender woman for ID before letting her use a women’s bathroom.
February 10, 2019 – Kate Scottow, a 38 year-old mother from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, is arrested in front of her children and locked in a cell for seven hours after calling a transgender woman a man on Twitter.
September 20, 2019 – Dr Allan Joseph-son, the Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Louisville was demoted and then effectively fired after questioning dangerous medical treatment of children with gender confusion.
October 2, 2019 – Dr David Mackereth, an NHS A&E doctor for 26 years was forced out of his job working for the Department for Work and Pensions after refusing to use “transgender pronouns”.
October 21, 2019 – A jury rules against a dad trying to save his 7-year-old from gender “transition”.
November 3, 2019 – A birth coach is “hounded out” of industry charity Doula UK after transgender activists branded her Facebook message claiming only women can have babies “offensive”.
November 5, 2019 – Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran pastor’s wife is accused of “Incitement of Hatred” over booklet she wrote in 2004 entitled, “Male and Female He Created Them”.
May 22, 2021 – A mother-of-two law student is facing disciplinary action from a Scottish university after saying that women have vaginas during seminar on transgender issues.
The examples are now becoming a daily occurrence. Such is the nature of the new trans totalitarians. They will not rest until we all fully submit to their hyper-radical agenda.
A few good news stories
But sometimes we have a bit of good news, with some victories over the trans tyranny. Sometimes an earlier ruling or decision is reversed in the courts. Here are two recent cases of this:
A mother-of-two law student who was investigated by university chiefs after saying ‘women have vaginas’ has today been cleared of misconduct. Mature student Lisa Keogh, 29, was hauled before a disciplinary panel at the University of Abertay in Dundee after her comments made during a seminar on transgender issues were reported to tutors by her classmates. But after a two month probe, which took place while she underwent her final year exams, the university’s disciplinary board has decided not to uphold the misconduct charge against her. (www.dailymail. co.uk/news/article-9667863/Mother-two-law-student-cleared-misconduct-university-saying-women-vaginas.html)
My second tale of a reversal of fortune has to do with the May 5, 2019 story. Here is how one report covers it:
This week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) issued its judgment in the case of Maya Forstater, ruling that the Employment Tribunal (ET) erred in its earlier treatment of the case when it held that the belief that sex is binary is not worthy of respect in a democratic society and was therefore not a protected belief in law. …
In a landmark ruling, the EAT held that not only was the belief that sex is binary protected by both Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Section 10 of the Equality Act 2010, but that the lack of belief in “gender identity belief” was also protected. It found that the threshold for determining whether a belief is protected was a relatively modest one, and that Grainger V must be read in conjunction with Article 17 of the European Convention which has the effect of removing from protection any belief or act which was aimed at “destroying” the rights of others. The EAT found that Ms Forstater’s beliefs, while they might be offensive to some, did not have the effect of destroying the rights of others and therefore did not engage Article 17.
The EAT criticised the ET for making value judgments about Ms Forstater’s beliefs, saying that it failed in its fundamental duty of neutrality. In an interesting side-note, the Honourable Mr Justice Choudhury took a swipe at the ET’s finding that science and biological opinion was moving away from an absolutist belief that sex is defined at birth by noting that no such expert evidence was even on record and that the ET was seemingly relying on a lone article from the New York Times to substantiate its position.
The EAT further found that the ET had erred in imposing a blanket requirement to use a person’s desired pronouns to avoid harassment. Such a position, the EAT held, was overly broad and did not properly take into account that Article 10 of the Convention limits interference with freedom of speech only to instances where it can be shown that a legitimate aim is being served and that doing so was necessary in a democratic society. The EAT further found that while there may be instances where refusal to use a desired pronoun could amount to harassment, there were also instances when it would not. Harassment claims, as the EAT noted, are highly fact sensitive and a one size fits all approach is unworkable.
The EAT also held that the belief that sex is binary is consistent with the law of the land. It therefore strains credulity, the Appeal Tribunal argued, that a belief which is consistent with the law of the land could be deemed to be unworthy of respect in a democratic society. (christianconcern.com/comment/belief-that-sex-is-binary-is-a-protected-belief/)
The article goes on to discuss another UK case, the October 2, 2019 one I mentioned above involving Dr David Mackereth:
While there are differences between the two cases, one of the key elements that both Dr Mackereth and Maya Forstater’s cases share is that the ET refused to recognise the belief that sex is determined at birth and that transgender people therefore cannot change sex was … worthy of respect in a democratic society. On this point alone, Dr Mackereth’s case should be remitted back to the ET. In fact, what was particularly shocking in the ET’s treatment of the Mackereth case was that it specially found that Dr Mackereth’s belief in Genesis 1:27 and God’s creation order was not worthy of respect in a democratic society.
It is certainly hoped that Dr Mackereth too is cleared, and that we see many more such decisions being made. Enough is enough. The trans madness has gone way too far. It is high time for some sanity, some reality, and some common sense.
Postscript: Bill comments on being erased from Facebook
After a number of lengthy stints in Facebook prison, it seems my recidivism has finally resulted in a permanent ban from FB. Truth is always too hard to handle for the folks at the secular left Fakebook. With no word as to what my latest crimes were, in May they took down my large personal page with hundreds of thousands of posts. While I am told that a smaller public page of mine remains there, I can get no access to it. So I am now persona non grata it seems – all for daring to share truth in a truth-starved culture. Those wanting to stay in touch will still find me at some of the alternative sites, such as Gab, MeWe, Parler and Minds—or on my website, www.billmuehlenberg.com