TV personality Piers Morgan called out a doctor who came to media attention for refusing to use patients’ preferred pronouns.
Dr David Mackereth was seeking a job at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), where he would assess the health of those applying for benefits. He was told he would have to use patients’ correct pronouns and if he would not he would not be hired.
“By changing the way we use pronouns we completely change who we are as a society and who we are as people,”Mackereth told Morgan on Good Morning Britain.
“As a Christian, I believe that to use pronouns in that way is dishonest and I cannot do that in a good conscience.
“I don’t believe a person can change sex, I don’t believe that a person can change gender or that sex and gender are the same thing.”
“Do you understand that that makes you a bigot?”Morgan told him.
The doctor asked Morgan to define bigotry and he replied: “woefully intolerant of people who go through an extraordinarily long and painful transition process, both physically and psychologically.
“They do it because fundamentally they believe they were born in the wrong body, the wrong gender, the wrong sex… Shouldn’t you just find it in your Christian heart to actually respect that?”
“The bible tells that God has made us male and female,”Mackereth replied.
“He made us for his own glory.
“If I’m a bigot then the whole of Christianity throughout history is bigotry. I don’t believe that, I believe Christianity is the truth of God.”