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Yikes: European Teacher Arrested And Jailed For Refusing To Use Student’s Preferred Pronouns

The New York Post is reporting that Irish authorities arrested a teacher on charges originating in his refusal to use alternate pronouns for a student. Enoch Burke, a self-described devout Christian and teacher at Wilson’s Hospital School in the community of Westmeath, was first suspended from teaching and appearing on campus for not using the pronoun “they” instead of “he” for a student. 

Despite the injunction to stay away, Burke continued showing up to school, citing his religious beliefs to believe and speak the truth. Eventually, he was found sitting in an empty classroom before police hauled him away.

The New York Post writes:

A teacher in Ireland has been suspended from work and then jailed for contempt of court after he refused to use the correct pronouns to address a transgender student.

The teacher remained defiant in the face of jail time, telling the judge that “it is insanity” that he would be led out of the courtroom and taken to prison for refusing to give up his Christian beliefs.

“I love my school, with its motto Res Non Verba, ‘Actions not words,’ but I am here today because I said I would not call a boy a girl,” Burke told the court.

Burke was not short of logic, reason, and conviction when addressing the court. THe Post went on to note his continued refusal to bow to the woke mob.

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Burke was taken into custody at the school on Monday and taken directly to court, where he told the judge he could not comply with the injunction because it would violate his conscience.“I am a teacher and I don’t want to go to prison,” Burke told the court. “I want to be in my classroom today, that’s where I was this morning when I was arrested.”

He added: “Transgenderism is against my Christian belief. It is contrary to the scriptures, contrary to the ethos of the Church of Ireland and of my school.”

It obviously goes without saying that Burke is 100% correct. It is pure insanity that he was suspended from campus, let alone arrested and sent to jail. The radical left hates individual freedom and it hates Christianity, two of the most fundamental roots in Western Civilization that made life and society so good and decent. Instead, they love ruling with an iron boot on our necks and punishing anyone who dare step out of line.

And while many are commenting that it is only a matter of time before this happens here, we need only look at the fate of so many protests from January 6th who are de facto political prisoners of The Regime. Whereas murderers and repeat violent offenders are released without bail throughout the nation, those entrapped by the Fedsurrection have been rotting in decrepit D.C. prisons without even a trial yet. 

Still, at least on the pronoun front, some sanity prevails. A teacher who was suspended from a Kansas middle school last spring for an identical issue as Burke just recently won a court order that her suspension was wrong and that she was entitled to a financial settlement from the district. Similarly, a few years ago a college professor was award several hundred thousands dollars for having his rights to speech curtailed by woke academics.

Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She equally detests evil and stupidity, both of which are out of control in the modern world. She is a regular contributor at The Blue State Conservative.

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