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[–] eire [OP] 1 points Edited

He won't purge his contempt due to his religious beliefs and now will sit in jail. I swear this family lives for this persecuted Christian narrative at any cost.

Edit: his contempt is attending the school and attempting to teach classes when he's court ordered not to as a result of an ongoing investigation into his beliefs. He's suspended with full pay and no wrong doing has been found. His problem is the CofI has an inclusive ethos in their schools and always has, albeit in the past this was more for other religions. He would have known this signing up to teach there. The CofI schools have traditionally been more progressive with female clergy, pragmatic views on divorce and abortion as well as gay marriage when the other churches in Ireland were completely against them.

I swear this family lives for this persecuted Christian narrative at any cost.

But they're not wrong, though. At least in this case.

I couldn't access the linked article, so I didn't read it. But if he's going to jail because his faith won't let him lie about what a woman is, that's textbook persecution.

He's going to jail because he's violating the court order to stay away from the school grounds. He's insisting he needs to show up and teach even though he's suspended with full pay.