(FOX NEWS) – A Christian doctor in the U.K. who lost his job for refusing to use a hypothetical patient's preferred pronouns is appealing his firing once more after being vindicated by a medical council.
Dr. David Mackereth, 60, lost his job at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) under the National Health Service four years ago. He confessed that he could not refer to patients by their gender identity instead of their biological sex during a work training session because of his Christian beliefs. Mackereth said his supervisor pressured him to refer to a "man six foot tall with a beard" as "she" and "Mrs.," but he refused.
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His employer declared that failing to do so would fall under "harassment" under U.K. law and fired Mackereth from his role as a Health and Disability Assessor, the Christian Legal Centre said in a press release.