Teacher said he resigned because of the school’s pro-trans policy

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A teacher at Brownsburg High School in Indiana has claimed he was forced to leave his job as his bosses told him to address the transgender pupils by chosen names and appropriate gender pronouns. John Kluge, a former orchestra tutor, said that having to abide by the policy violates his First Amendment Rights he believed he was discriminated against by religion. “I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” the young teacher said, noting that he does not actually care whom to teach and he respects the beliefs of others, but he is not ready to work for people who dictate him how to speak. “I really do care for all of my students,” he added. “Which is why I don’t want to be compelled to speak in such a way that I believe I’ll be encouraging them in something that’s dangerous.” While he doesn’t necessarily agree with some of his student’s lifestyle decisions, Kluge is quick to argue that he does respect them and tried to “present an environment where [he] wasn’t going to push one way or the other” by calling all of his students by their last names.

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