Christian Teacher Who ‘Misgendered’ Student Banned From The Classroom

A Christian teacher in England who used the wrong pronouns for a student has been banned from the profession.

  • British Christian teacher Joshua Sutcliffe has been banned from the classroom after apparently accidentally “misgendering” a student. 
  • The United Kingdom’s Teaching Regulation Authority, the regulating body that oversees teachers and handles misconduct, found that Sutcliffee failed to treat a student with “dignity and respect” after using the wrong “preferred” gender to identify a student. 
  • The group also said Sutcliffee “failed to uphold” the student’s “wellbeing” after he praised a group of students, calling them “girls.”
  • “I am devastated by the panel’s ruling and will appeal,” Sutcliffe said. “Based on this ruling, every teacher is at risk if they share their beliefs and views in the classroom. If a teacher had shown or recommended a video from a liberal YouTube platform, would they have been treated as I have?”

“Mathematics has always been a great joy of mine; my teaching record is exemplary, and I was always respectful to everyone. From the beginning, however, this case has not been about my ability to teach but about me being a Christian and believing in the gospel and the Lordship of Jesus Christ,” Sutcliffe said. 

  • In November 2022, a middle school in Vermont suspended a female student for “misgendering” another student after opposing biological males in the female locker room. 
  • Soccer coach Travis Allen was also suspended at the time for expressing his concern over a 14-year-old transgender female sharing the same locker room with his daughter and other female students.
  • “I made a social media post and referred to the male student as a male, and I was punished because I misgendered him,” Allen told Tucker Carlson.  
  • Allen’s daughter Blake claimed she complained to the school, but nothing was done.
  • “I was in the locker room and the trans student walked in and the rest of the team was in there. I was really uncomfortable, and I left, and I told the school, and they just shut me down, that there was nothing they could do,” she said. “I was later suspended because I voiced my opinion that a male shouldn’t be in the women’s locker room.”