Evangelical Professor Disciplined for Refusing to Use Feminine Pronouns for Transgender Student

by Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Contributor |

(PHOTO: REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI)People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York, U.S., July 26, 2017.

An evangelical professor has filed a lawsuit against his employer, Shawnee State University in Ohio, stating that he is being pressured into using feminine pronouns for a transgender student.

Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor and member of the Presbyterian Church of America, argues in the lawsuit that he offered to use the first or last name of a male-born student who identifies as female, but the compromise was rejected.

Instead, the university is forcing Meriwether to use titles and pronouns such as "Miss" and "she" when speaking with the student, he says.

Meriwether explains that his religious faith governs the way he thinks about human nature, gender, sexuality, and other issues.

Read more about transgender students on The Christian Post.