October 5, 2019
When you feel the Patreon bucks tickling your radical individuality.
Jordan Peterson can make a career out of refusing to use made-up pronouns, but everyday people lose their jobs for using the correct ones.
One teacher is fighting back and demanding $1 million in damages.
How will this end? Time will tell.
A Virginia teacher who was fired last year after refusing to use a pronouns that aligned with a transgender student’s gender identity believes he was a victim of discrimination because of his religious faith.
Peter Vlaming is seeking $1 million in damages from the West Point School Board in West Point, Virginia, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. Vlaming, who taught French at West Point High School for nearly seven years, alleged in his suit that he “could not violate his conscience” by using “he, him, his” when referencing a ninth grade transgender student.
The Alliance Defending Freedom’s Caleb Dalton, who is representing Vlaming, said in a Monday statement that his client agreed to address the student by name. Pronouns, however, were a different story.
“He just didn’t want to be forced to use a pronoun that offends his conscience. That’s entirely reasonable, and it’s his constitutionally protected right,” he added. “Tolerance, after all, is a two-way street.”
That’s not how tolerance works, like, at all.
Tolerance means normal people doing everything in their power to accommodate tiny minorities of deranged, degenerate lunatics — no matter how much they have to contort themselves to make these minorities feel safe and comfortable. It also means white people accepting foreign cultures that want to replace them and so on and so forth.
Minorities and non-whites don’t have to tolerate anything because just as you can’t be racist against white people, you don’t need to tolerate normal, tolerant people.
Though Vlaming said he opted to avoid using pronouns altogether while referring to the student, a tipping point came during a virtual reality classroom exercise in October 2018. He yelled, “Don’t let her hit the wall!” as the trans student walked in that direction, the lawsuit states.
The student reportedly withdrew from the class shortly afterward. After a meeting with school administrators, Vlaming cited his Christian faith and once again refused to address the student with male pronouns.
“That discrimination then leads to creating a hostile learning environment. And the student had expressed that. The parent had expressed that,” West Point Superintendent Laura Abel told The Associated Press in a 2018 interview. “They felt disrespected.”
On Wednesday, a spokesperson for West Point Public Schools released a statement saying the district “intend(s) to vigorously defend” itself against
So it wasn’t even on purpose. It was just a slip but he lost his job anyways.
We live in countries where people openly state that referring to women as women and men as men generates “a hostile environment.” Do we have any words to describe things that are hilarious, insane, dark and evil?
It may be time to start expanding our language.