Virginia teacher punished for refusing to use transgender student’s preferred pronouns

A teacher in Virginia has been put on administrative leave for using feminine pronouns for a student who, while born female, identifies as male.

Peter Vlaming, who teaches French at West Point High School, is presently on paid administrative leave pending a public hearing by the school board later this week.

“I won’t use male pronouns with a female student that now identifies as a male though I did agree to use the new masculine name but avoid female pronouns,” stated Vlaming.

“Administration is requiring that I use masculine pronouns in any and every context at school. I was informed that any further instances of using female pronouns would be grounds for termination.”

Supporters of Vlaming launched an online petition demanding that the teacher not be fired, which as of Wednesday morning has gotten more than 1,100 signatures.

ABC news affiliate WRIC in Richmond reached out to students regarding the controversy, with one telling the news outlet that he was “outraged” over Vlaming possibly being fired.

“He’s a really nice guy, he wanted to do everything about his students. He really does care about his students,” the student declared. “The thing he will not do is change his ways of thoughts and believing in things just to conform to someone else’s ideologies.”

https://www.christianpost.com/news/virginia-teacher-punished-for-refusing-to-use-transgender-students-preferred-pronouns.html

Vegan agitators storm steakhouse, are mocked by patrons mooing at them

This is the moment angry vegans stormed a Brazilian restaurant and played recordings of cows being slaughtered as diners tucked into their steaks.

The gang, from Direct Action Everywhere, flashed anti-meat eating signs with “It’s not food, it’s violence” emblazoned on them and barked out a speech at the Touro Steakhouse in Brighton, England.

But after barging through the restaurant they were ordered to leave with jeering diners chanting “you’re not singing anymore” as they were marched out.

Footage of the demonstration begins with the person filming saying: “This smells horrible, look at all the flesh.”

But as a spokeswoman attempts to give a speech about the benefits of veganism, patrons can be heard mocking her with one mimicking a cow mooing while waiters can be seen arguing with the protesters.

Behind the camera, someone says: “They’re letting us protest but they’re eating the flesh of animals in front of us.”

The protesters remained in the steakhouse for 20 minutes before departing to stand outside.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/vegan-activists-storm-steakhouse-mocked-by-patrons-mooing-at-them?fbclid=IwAR3HQJPtx4Ie75ameuowYJmlBiqL8zOh5YsPC-nmMYrRt_Uo7BCU2t3Nfno