Two daycare workers are suing on the basis of discrimination, alleging that they were fired due to their Christian faith after refusing to recognize a transgender child’s new identity.
MailOnline: Two Christian childcare workers who were fired after refusing to call a transgender six year old by a boy’s name are suing the center for discrimination.
Madeline Kirksey and Akesha Bogany Wyatt were sacked from the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Katy, Texas, a week ago after the pupil, who had attended school for four months as a girl, began identifying as a boy.
According to Adam Taylor, Kirksey’s lawyer, the child’s parents – both of whom are male – took their daughter home on a Friday, and sent her back to school the following Monday as a boy.
Taylor says the child’s hair had been cut into a masculine style, and the formerly female student had been given a more classically masculine name.However, Kirksey and Wyatt refused to go along with the name change, and said they felt uncomfortable speaking to other young children about transgender issues.
Kirksey also apparently feels that the child’s gay parents are pushing their daughter into being transgender:
Kirksey added that she feels the male parents of the student are forcing the issue of gender on to their child, which she disagrees with.
Taylor said: ‘Madeline’s rights have been violated. Literally she was sacrificed on the alter of political correctness.
“It is not just Madeline and it is not just this school that we are concerned about. We need to send a strong message that Christians need to push back on this agenda.”
We understand people holding on to their own set of beliefs…but is it really this teacher’s place to grandstand on this child’s struggle? On the other hand, it doesn’t seem necessary to fire her for being uncooperative…surely the child could have been moved to another class.FoxNews
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