Joined by Alliance Defending Freedom’s Logan Spena, philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether shares his story on his university attempting to silence his respectfully held beliefs on gender identity.
When Shawnee State University philosophy professor Dr. Nicholas Meriwether responded to a male student’s question with “yes, sir,” he didn’t think anything of it.
Dr. Meriwether has long referred to his students as “sir” or “ma’am” or by a title such as “Mr.” or “Miss” followed by their last name. He does this to create an atmosphere of seriousness and mutual respect in the classroom.
But this time was different. This time that male student approached Dr. Meriwether after class, informed him that he identified as transgender, and demanded that Dr. Meriwether refer to him as a woman, with feminine titles and pronouns. When Dr. Meriwether did not agree, the student became aggressive, circling around him, getting in his face in a threatening fashion, while cursing at him.
Before walking away, the student promised to get Dr. Meriwether fired if he did not agree to the student’s demands. Tune in to this episode of the Dr. Jeff Show to find out what happened next.