Kansas School District demands respect of child’s “chosen pronoun”
Here’s one “for the books.” Math teacher Pamela Ricard is suing the Fort Riley school district superintendent, board members and her principal after being suspended for “discrimination and harassment” for not using “transgender and non-binary” student’s preferred name and pronouns.
Ricard, a middle school teacher since 2005, refuses to use the preferred names and plural pronouns of the newly “woke” transgender and nonbinary students because doing so violates her religious beliefs. In today’s skewed world, they have no validity. She was previously reprimanded for addressing a student as “miss” to avoid using the student’s preferred first name after being told the student used he/him pronouns. Ricard has now been suspended for violating the district’s bullying and diversity and inclusion policies.
She was denied a religious exemption to the district’s required practice.
The federal lawsuit was filed against USD 475 Geary County School District and the principal of Fort Riley Middle School in Fort Riley. It is filed on behalf of Pamela Ricard, a “decades-long” teacher assigned to the school since 2005.
This in-depth article, ”Kansas Teacher Sues After Being Punished for Refusing to Use Student’s Preferred Pronouns,” posted on Real Clear Politics was written by Michael Ryan. It is definitely worth your time.
For an excellent overview of how today’s colleges and universities face a choice between two opposing worldviews: the traditional, spiritually embedded one upon which most were founded, or the secular, hedonistic, materialistic worldview that now dominates them and the mindset of those who control the teaching profession, we direct our readers to “A Tragic Abandonment of Identity: The Secularization of America’s Religious Colleges and Universities.” It was written by Arthur Goldberg in 2018, but is increasingly relevant today.