This broadcast circled back to take a look at a story from late last week. It’s in regard to Peter Vlaming, a respected high school teacher in West Point, Virginia.
Due to his Christian convictions, he refused to use male pronouns for a biological female student. As a result, last Thursday the West Point school board fired him. This is in spite of the fact that according to Vlaming’s attorney, there was no allegation that Vlaming consciously misgendered the student or acted maliciously toward her. In addition, the school district’s non-discrimination policy had no specific guidance on gender pronouns.
This controversy is showing up not only in schools, but also in sports, prisons and even battered women’s shelters. How do you feel about this issue? Do you agree or disagree with the decision of the school board concerning the firing of this teacher? Do you believe Christian churches, schools, universities and ministries will be impacted? Listeners were confronted with these questions and you can find out how they responded when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
West Point Public Schools
West Point High School
Principal’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Superintendent of Schools
School Board Members (E-mail contact information)
Chairman Paul Diggs: email@example.com
Vice Chair Elliot Jenkins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phyllis Dorsey: email@example.com
Kay Lawson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Dudley Olsson: email@example.com