(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – According to a biology professor at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, he was fired for telling his students that the X and Y chromosomes determine sex.
In a statement on behalf of Professor Johnson Varkey, First Liberty Institute stated, “The institution fired him for teaching basic and well-known facts of biology. We are requesting that the college quickly restore Dr. Varkey to his job and expunge any misconduct from his past.”
According to the First Liberty Institute, a Texas-based nonprofit Christian conservative law firm that wrote to the college on behalf of Johnson Varkey demanding that the professor be reinstated, Varkey claimed that St. Philip’s College fired him for “religious preaching” after he informed students about the human reproductive system in November, which resulted in four students leaving his class.
“The college let him go since he was teaching well-known and fundamental biological principles. In a statement, the First Liberty Institute demanded that the college quickly reinstate Dr. Varkey to his post and expunge any misconduct from his past.”
The law company claims that since 2003, Varkey has instructed more than 1,500 pupils in human anatomy and physiology.
According to the company, “Dr. Varkey consistently received exemplary performance reviews and was never subject to discipline” during his 20 years as a biology professor at St. Philip’s College. He never shared his opinions on human gender or sexuality, whether they were religious or not, with any students during that period.
According to the First Liberty Institute, Varkey “stated, consistent with his study of human biology and religious beliefs, that sex was determined by chromosomes X and Y” during a speech in November.”
A “Notice of Discipline and Termination of Employment and Contract” letter was given to the professor in January, stating that the college had “received numerous complaints” regarding his “religious preaching, discriminatory comments about homosexuals and transgender individuals, anti-abortion rhetoric, and misogynistic banter.”
The First Liberty Institute remarked, “He was fired for presenting truthful and widely accepted views.”
The law company said, “Dr. Varkey’s statements not only have a basis in science, but also reflect his religious beliefs.” He is a devoted Christian who volunteers as an associate pastor at his San Antonio church. He also runs a radio ministry that teaches the Bible.
The First Liberty Institute went on to say:
Like millions of religious Americans, Dr. Varkey sincerely believes that God created humankind male and female. His faith teaches that one’s sex is ordained by God, that one should love and care for the body that God gave them, and that one should not attempt to erase or alter their sex, whether through drugs or surgical means.
St. Philip’s College is charged by the legal firm with breaking numerous federal and state laws, “including the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
“Public universities have no business firing professors for teaching actual science,” the company continued. It compromises intellectual independence. Additionally, the college is sending the message that persons of faith are not welcome and do not need to apply, which is detrimental to religious freedom.”
The legal firm continues by referring to Varkey as “the latest example of an everyday American who lost his job as a result of a toxic cancel culture that is infecting employers across the country.”
First Liberty Institute stated this “reduces good people to second-class status, which is outrageous, wrong, and makes a mockery of laws that protect religious Americans from discrimination.”
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