A Christian teacher has been sent to prison for contempt of court following a dispute with his school over the use of transgender pronouns.
Enoch Burke was suspended by Wilson’s Hospital School, a Church of Ireland-run boarding school in County Westmeath, Ireland, after he refused to use the preferred pronouns of a transgender student.
The student, with school and parental support, requested in May that the pronoun ‘they’ be used instead of ‘he’.
When Mr Burke refused to comply with the request, the school began disciplinary proceedings and he was suspended, the Daily Mail reports.
The court heard that despite his suspension, Mr Burke continued to come to the school and sit in an empty classroom, claiming that he was there to work.
A court order issued last week stipulated that he must not teach or be physically present at the…