A University Professor sues after the University requires he use a student’s preferred pronoun. Read the article here.
After conducting a formal investigation into the incident, the university rejected Meriwether’s offer to refer to the student solely by name and accused Meriwether of “creat[ing] a hostile environment.” Administrators then placed a warning in Meriwether’s personnel file and threatened “further corrective actions” unless he capitulated to the student’s demands.
“Tolerance is a two-way street,” ADF senior counsel Travis Barham said in a Monday press release. “Universities are meant to be a marketplace of ideas, not an assembly line for one type of thought, but apparently, Shawnee State has ignored that foundational truth. The university refused to consider any solutions that would respect the freedoms of everyone involved. It instead chose to impose its own orthodoxy on Dr. Meriwether under threat of further punishment if he doesn’t relinquish his rights protected by the First Amendment.”
Friends, biology matters. To deny your body will hurt you in the long run. To force others to share in your denial by the power of law is a wrongful use of the law. I have no idea what it is like to feel that my identity does not, in any way, match my body. think it must be very, very painful. So much in life is very, very painful…so much. I am sorry that you are suffering and I pray that you can find support, help, and an answer to your suffering that lies in the Truth of who we are as humans. I know for the very painful areas in my own life – so very painful so I share an understanding in your pain – my answer continues to lie in Jesus Christ. By clinging to Him and trusting in Him and staying close to him, the areas of pain in my life have been transformed. Temptation is still there…I fall down…but in Him and His Church I can get up again, forgiven and purified, and start anew. You can too…and I promise you….I promise you….He will not let you down. God bless.