Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call 6-Year-Old Girl a Boy

Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call 6-Year-Old Girl a Boy © Flickr/ Heather Katsoulis

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A transgender-friendly education center for little kids in Texas fired two Christian daycare workers who refused to call one of the students, a six-year-old girl, a boy, as was insisted by her two male parents.

The parents told employees of the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Katy, situated west of Houston, to call their daughter by a masculine name and refer to as a boy. Her haircut was also a masculine one.

Among the two fired workers was Madeleine Kirksey, an author of a Christian book. She said the problem was more not with the transgender issue, but with explaining the need to refer to a little girl as a boy and calling her “John”, which she apparently was not, Breitbart reports.

The worker said she didn’t believe it “was our job” to drown out the issue of the so-called gender identity on small children, according to Breitbart. The school should not force their beliefs neither upon their very young students, nor parents, nor employees, Kirksey added.

“I don’t think we should be talking to other people’s children who are under the age of 18 about being transgender,” Kirksey said in an interview with Fox26 in Houston. This is the point both of the fired workers agreed on.

She was employed in the center for a year and had been commended for her work before the incident, Kirksey told journalists. After being fired, Kirksey reported to Child Protective Services that the six-year-old girl was being told she is a boy, as she believes it is up to a specialist to determine whether the girl is confused or if the gender issue is being forced by her male parents.

Kirksey said that the girl sometimes refers to herself as a little boy, but sometimes she tells fellow students not to call her a boy, Breitbart reports.

The Children’s Lighthouse education center is a part of a nationwide chain, comprised of 37 learning facilities in seven states.

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