Evangelical Christian Enoch Burke was jailed for contempt of court on Monday after breaching the injunction not to go to or try to teach at Wilson’s Hospital School in Co Westmeath, Ireland. Story by GB News
A disciplinary process started when Burke refused to refer to a transgender student as “they”.
He publicly confronted the school’s principal at a church service and dinner to mark the school’s 260th anniversary in June, hitting out at its transgender policy.
But after he was suspended, he would still attend “meetings” or sit in an empty classroom saying he was ready to teach. This week, Burke was arrested after turning up “to work”.
In a hearing on Wednesday, the history and German teacher told the court he would not comply to the school’s transgender policy even if he had to remain in prison for “every hour of every day for the next 100 years”.
Representing himself, he said transgenderism is contrary to scripture, and that he would “only obey God,” and “not obey man”.
Burke was returned to Mountjoy Prison to spend a third night in jail and was ordered to pay the school’s legal costs, which has suspended him on full pay. Continue to read full story: Jailed teacher says he’d ‘rather stay in prison for 100 years’ than comply with school’s transgender rules