(ThePatriotSource.com) – Professor Jordan Peterson was right when he warned the world that the authoritarian approach to gender pronouns would spread. Now, it’s in Ohio.
A Christian professor from Shawnee State University is in the hot seat after telling a biologically male student that he would not be willing to use “preferred pronouns” to refer to the student. The professor told the student that he was unwilling to do so as a result of his religious beliefs.
Upon hearing that, the Alliance Defending Freedom claims that the student “became aggressive, circling around him, getting in his face in a threatening fashion, while telling him, ‘Then I guess this means I can call you a cunt.’”
Given the usual behavior of far-left activists who physically attack and harass anybody who questions their far-left orthodoxy, this story will be familiar to many people.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit organization that was wrongly labelled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, also said that the student threatened to get the professor fired before filing a complaint with the university officials.
As is often the case these days, the complaint was taken seriously and Professor Nicholas Meriwether’s job was put at risk. The Federalist reported that with the assistance of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Meriwether decided to pursue legal action after Shawnee State University supported the student over him, agreeing that the professor’s refusal to use made-up pronouns was tantamount to a “hostile” environment.
Meriwether was also accused of breaking the university’s anti-discrimination policy.
Sadly, the court sided with the university and far-left activists everywhere when the case was dismissed.
“Plaintiff’s refusal to address a student in class in accordance with the student’s gender identity does not implicate broader societal concerns and the free speech clause of the First Amendment under the circumstances of this case,” the court said, claiming that the professor could not prove he was being discriminated against because of his religious beliefs.
If a professor is not able to refuse to abide by politically correct, far-left rules imposed by ideologues because his religion compels him not to, then is that not religious discrimination?
Despite offering to refer to the student by their last name, a compromise that ideologues don’t even deserve, the court ruled that it would still be discrimination.
There you have it. If you don’t do what the progressive extremists say, you could be out of a job.