For claiming that sex is biologically determined at birth and thus choosing not to identify patients by their preferred gender or pronoun, British doctor David Mackereth, a 26-year veteran of the National Health Services, was fired.
The U.K’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said in an email that his refusal to identify patients by their preferred gender “could be considered harassment as defined by the 2010 Equality Act” and unlawful discrimination.
Said Mackereth about his views, “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.”
The issue of which words to use goes deeper than semantics, said Dr. Michael Brown in a recent article for Charisma News. As Dr. Brown stated, “Males are different than females, which means that in some cases, males must be treated differently than females. To fail to recognize this is to be unscientific, irrational and liable to medical malpractice.”
Logically, it is ridiculous to treat humans as social constructs, particularly now that researchers at the Weizmann Institute have identified 6,500 genes that are expressed differently in men and women.
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