Do you remember Nick Meriwether?
You might not recognize his name, but I bet you remember his story.
He’s a college professor who refused to use the “preferred pronouns” for a student in class.
Yes, you can imagine all hell broke loose in Liberal Land after that happened.
In fact, it led to a 2 year long court battle, and I’m proud to announce today that professor Nick Meriwether has officially won back his rights under the First Amendment!
Actually, he always had his rights.
They are given to us by God.
But a Court today affirmed that and that’s a MAJOR win against #CancelCulture and far left lunacy!
A transgender student asked Meriwether to use “she/her” pronouns to address him in class. Meriwether declined. Meriwether was willing to call the student by his adopted proper name (i.e. a female name), but he would not agree to use female pronouns.
According to the legal advocacy nonprofit that represented the professor,
When Dr. Meriwether did not agree, the student became aggressive, circling around him, getting in his face in a threatening fashion, while telling him, “Then I guess this means I can call you a c**t.” Before walking away, the student promised to get Dr. Meriwether fired if he did not agree to the student’s demands.
The student filed a complaint with the University and the University demanded Meriwether comply with the student’s request.
Meriwether took the matter to court, alleging the University violated his freedom of speech and religion. A federal judge agreed, stating,
The First Amendment interests are especially strong here because Meriwether’s speech also relates to his core religious and philosophical believes…. If professors lacked free-speech protections when teaching, a university would wield alarming power to compel ideological conformity.
As a result of the federal court decision, the University has settled with Meriwether. He will not be compelled to use students preferred pronouns. The University also agreed to pay him $400,000 in damages and attorney’s fees, as well as rescinding a disciplinary warning in his employment record.
Dr Nick Meriwether a professor at Shawnee State Uni Ohio has won $400,000 compensation for violating his First Amendment Rights.
The devout Christian had refused to use a transgender student’s preferred she/her pronouns. The student said to him “I guess I can call you a cu**.” pic.twitter.com/RNIS4L9lnR
— David Atherton (@DaveAtherton20) April 19, 2022
Define yourself & respect others is my mantra. But trans people often take it too far and forget the second part. This is a win for teachers who teach rather than just being PC babysitters. Good for the teacher to get a big win from refusing censorship.
— PhoenixRussell (@Ph0enixRuss3ll) April 19, 2022