Virginia High School Teacher Faces Possible Termination after Declining to Use Transgender Student’s Preferred Pronouns
A Virginia teacher was put on administrative leave after using feminine pronouns while addressing a student who was born female, but chooses to identify as male.
Peter Vlaming, the teacher in question, stated: “I won’t use male pronouns with a female student that now identifies as a male though I did agree to use the new masculine name but avoid female pronouns.”
“Administration is requiring that I use masculine pronouns in any and every context at school. I was informed that any further instances of using female pronouns would be grounds for termination.”
Vlaming, who teaches French at West Point High School, is currently on paid administrative leave awaiting a public hearing by the school board that’s set to take place later in the week.
An online petition was created by those in support of the teacher requesting that he not be fired, and received over 1,100 signatures by Wednesday morning.
ABC news affiliate WRIC in Richmond contacted a few of Vlaming’s students regarding the controversy. One of the students that spoke with the news outlet declared that he was “outraged” over the teacher possibly facing termination.
“He’s a really nice guy, he wanted to do everything about his students. He really does care about his students,” the student stated. “The thing he will not do is change his ways of thoughts and believing in things just to conform to someone else’s ideologies.”
Original Source: Christian Headlines
My Thoughts on this article from Christian Headlines
I wish more people were willing to lose their jobs over this ridiculous culture we now live in. One day, we are going to be laughed at by future generations as the weakest generation of idiots that just bend over when someone decides they want something and claims harassment if they don’t get it.
This teacher is brave and I commend HIM for not bowing down to the ridiculous transgender movement that needs to be stopped IMMEDIATELY!
Not only should be stop confusing these children by giving into their delusions, but we should also sternly remind them who they are and that there are only two genders; MALE and FEMALE.
Every single time I read an article pushing this sick and twisted agenda, it seems that it involves someone under the age of 18 becoming a victim. Seriously, have parents just checked out?
If my mom gave into my childhood ridiculousness, I would have been known as a Bird, not a human. I wanted to be a bird when I was a kid, but that didn’t make me a bird. A BOY born with a penis is MALE, regardless of what they do or don’t want. A GIRL born with a vagina is a FEMALE, regardless of what they do or don’t want.
I don’t see how this teacher created a “hostile environment” for this confused student. Instead, I think he rightfully created a truthful environment that this students parents have not done. Parents need to wake up and stop allowing children to get away with making decisions they are not equipped to make.
I guess it’s just my own dreaming, but maybe parents should do a bit more teaching from the bible and a bit less worrying about what the ridiculous world thinks or what’s trendy or PC.