Transgenderism: Christian doctor in battle

Dr David MacKereth

An English doctor, Dr David MacKereth, is to challenge the ruling of a tribunal which dismissed his claim that he was ‘unlawfully discriminated against in a dispute over his stance on transgenderism.’

Dr MacKereth, who worships online with Ballymena Free Presbyterian Church, during the meeting with his boss, said he would refuse to refer to a bearded six-foot tall man as “Mrs”, on both scientific and faith grounds.

We have every sympathy with Dr MacKereth’s opinion and stance. There are all too many bearded six-foot tall men out there who, rejecting the truth of God and the witness of their own bodies, have been persuaded by the utter idiocy of modern thinking to adopt the perverted notion that they are ‘female’ rather than ‘male’ or vice versa!

‘Transgenderism’ is born of the devil’s deception and embraced by those who desire to utterly reject God’s order in creation. That there is ONLY male and female is testified by nature itself and by common sense.

If ‘a bearded six-foot tall man’ claims to be a female, he is, as we would say here in Ulster, no female but a ‘HEADER’!

Surely we are seeing the fulfilling of God’s Word in such madness. “‭This‭ know‭‭ also‭, that‭ in‭ the last‭ days‭ perilous‭ times‭ shall come‭‭,‭” 2 Timothy 3:1, AV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬.

The word ‘perilous’ appears in only one other place in Scripture. It is found in Matthew 8:28. “‭And‭ when he‭ was come‭‭ to‭ the other side‭ into‭ the country‭ of the Gergesenes‭, there met‭‭ him‭ two‭ possessed with devils‭‭, coming‭‭ out of‭ the tombs‭, exceeding‭ fierce‭, so that‭ no‭ man‭ might‭‭ pass‭‭ by‭ that‭ way‭,‭” Matthew 8:28, AV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬. It is here translated by the English word ‘fierce’. It is a fierce madness resulting from the devil’s possession of this man. In like fashion to madness witnessed today in the abandoning of every decree of nature and the adopting of the ludicrous notions found within the “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” camp. The origin of these notions so widely embraced at every level in society is undoubtedly the devil.

We would apply the words of Job to those who have espoused these wicked notions. “‭But‭ ye [are] forgers‭‭ of lies‭, ye [are] all physicians‭‭ of no value‭,‭” Job 13:4, AV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬.

We look forward to that day of which Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:18. “‭For‭ it is written‭‭, I will destroy‭‭ the wisdom‭ of the wise‭, and‭ will bring to nothing‭‭ the understanding‭ of the prudent‭.‭” The apostle is here largely repeating what the prophet Isaiah had said. “‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Therefore, behold, I will proceed‭‭ to do a marvellous work‭‭ among this people‭, [even] a marvellous work‭‭ and a wonder‭: for the wisdom‭ of their wise‭ [men] shall perish‭‭, and the understanding‭ of their prudent‭‭ [men] shall be hid‭‭,‭” Isaiah 29:14, AV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬.

May the Lord hasten that day!

We would urge readers to remember Dr MacKereth in prayer as he appeals the absurd 2019 decision of the tribunal on March 28th and 29th.

Here is a report of the matter copied from the ‘Belfast Newsletter’.

Transgenderism: Christian doctor says his legal fight will go on against ruling which slams the Book of Genesis

A Christian doctor has announced that a legal fight over his belief in the Book of Genesis is set to continue.

Dr David MacKereth had taken an tribunal against his former employers back in 2019, alleging that he had been unlawfully discriminated against in a dispute over his stance on transgenderism.

He lost the case, and in the course of rejecting his claim the tribunal judges made the following finding:

“…belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism, and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others”.

(Genesis 1:27, NIV, says: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”)

Now Dr MacKereth has announced that he will appeal this ruling, and that proceedings are set to take place on March 28 and 29.

He will be supported by the Christian Legal Centre in his challenge.


The story began in 2018, when the English A&E specialist was starting work as a government disability assessor (though based in GB, Dr MacKereth worships online with Ballymena Free Presbyterian Church).

His manager had a meeting with him about how to deal with people who identify as transgender.

There has been an explosion of people making such declarations in recent years, but the term “transgender” is often misunderstood.

The term nowadays does not refer to someone who has had a “sex change”.

Instead campaigners insist that any man can legitimately claim to be woman without taking any hormones, having any surgery, or taking any legal steps to alter their identity.

They argue such people must be admitted to the changing rooms, toilets, prison, or sports team of their self-declared gender (and vice-versa for women).

During the meeting with his boss, Dr MacKereth said he would refuse to refer to a bearded six-foot tall man as “Mrs”, on both scientific and faith grounds.

He parted ways with his employer soon afterwards as a result.

Referring to the 2019 tribunal ruling against him, the lobby group Christian Concern said: “It is believed to be the first time in the history of English law that a judge has ruled that free citizens must engage in compelled speech.”

And in a statement today, CEO of the Christian Legal Centre Andrea Williams said: “This was an astonishing judgment and one that if upheld will have seismic consequences not just for the NHS and for Christians, but anyone in the workplace who is prepared to believe and say that we are created male and female.

“The teaching of Genesis 1:27 is repeated throughout the Bible, including by Jesus Christ himself. It is fundamental to establishing the dignity of every human person but is, in a bizarre ironic twist, being branded as incompatible with that dignity.

“This ruling cannot stand.”


Dr MacKereth himself said: “My case affects everyone, not just me and Bible-believing Christians, but anyone who is concerned by compelled speech and transgender ideology being enforced on the NHS and other public services.

“The judgment from two years ago said to Christians ‘you have to believe in transgender ideology.’ That is totalitarianism. It made out Christianity to be nothing, the Bible to be nothing.”

His belief that one cannot change sex is rooted largely in genetics, with male persons having XY chromosomes and females XX – a facet which is impossible to alter.

“Everyone in the NHS should be able to say publicly without fear that a person cannot change sex,” said Dr MacKereth.

“But instead we are being forced to accept a massive change to our concept of the medical reality of sex, with no scientific basis for that change.

“No doctor, or researcher, or philosopher, can demonstrate or prove that a person can change sex.

“Without intellectual and moral integrity, medicine cannot function and my 30 years as a doctor are now considered irrelevant compared to the risk that someone else might be offended.

“As Christians we are not trying to be unkind to people in any way.

“As Christians we are called to love all people with Christian love.

“But we cannot love people truly when we live and disseminate a lie.

“If we are to tell patients that they need to ‘follow the science’, then we must not tell them that they can change sex.”