An orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School in Indiana claims he was forced to resign his job because he wouldn’t comply with the school’s policy on transgender students. John Kluge is on his way to appealing the loss of his job with the district, and in the meantime, he is insisting that his rights as both an American and a man of faith were violated when his employer tried to force him to abide by the rules of the transgender community. By forcing him out when he refused to call transgender students by their “preferred pronouns and names,” Kluge says the school – not him – is guilty of discrimination.
According to Kluge, teachers were given an 11-page outline at the beginning of the school year which told them how they were to address transgender kids.
“I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” the former teacher said. “I’m fine to teach students with other beliefs, but the fact that teachers are being compelled to speak a certain way is the scary thing.”
In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Kluge said that he originally reached a compromise with administrators whereby he would call students by their last names and avoid the use of pronouns altogether. It wasn’t long, though, before the school informed him that this compromise would not be enough; they needed him to get on board the LGBT train…or get lost. In what Kluge describes as a “very threatening and bullying type of meeting” with his employers, he was asked to either get with the program or resign.
He chose to resign.
Now he wants his job back, and he will go to the school board on June 11 to see if that’s a possibility, given the extraordinary circumstances of his resignation.
Unfortunately, Kluge losing his job over this almost seems…normal…in today’s society. And that’s really the danger of the LGBT/Leftist agenda. That’s what they do. They normalize the decidedly NOT normal and then call you a bigot if you don’t agree with demands that would have been UTTERLY OUTRAGEOUS only a few years prior. Demands like – call my son a girl! Call this obvious woman a “he.” Respect this individual’s decision to identify as “gender fluid.” None of this has a thing to do with science, biology, or any other known form of reality. We are taking psychiatric illnesses and turning them into political trends for the thrill of phony progress.
If a high school boy has the right to wear a dress and call himself a girl, then surely another individual has the right to say, “Nope.”
Alas, not anymore.