High School Teacher Fighting for Job After Religious Objection to Transgender Name Policy


Our nation’s public schools are some of the key arbiters of the creeping transgender philosophy that is causing mass chaos and confusion among younger generations, and those who aren’t on board with the disturbing philosophy are often pushed out and even penalized.

An Indiana teacher says he is now begging for his job after he disagreed with administrators at Brownsburg High School as to how he could resolve his objection to using the preferred names of transgender students.

“I really do care for all of my students,” said John Kluge, the now-former orchestra teacher, “which is why I don’t want to be compelled to speak in such a way that I believe I’ll be encouraging them in something that’s dangerous.”

According to Indy Star, the district requires students to request name changes with written notes from parents and doctors, to be approved by the school once they are submitted.

This past school year, Kluge had skirted the conflict by simply using last names to address all his students, transgender or not.

“I wanted to present an environment where I wasn’t going to push one way or the other,” he says.

But this coming school year, without explanation, he was told the school would be requiring teachers to use preferred first names, leaving him with few options to respect his students and his faith at the same time.

He submitted a tentative resignation letter, with instructions to be submitted at the end of the school year, but he withdrew at the last minute with the intention of staying on as a teacher.

However, the school apparently disregarded his withdrawal, and he was locked out of the school email system and told that the school district had already listed the job of orchestra teacher before he even knew what was happening.

“They’re acting as if I have (resigned), even though I’m pleading, ‘no,'” he said. “I’m not dead yet. I still want to work here.”

The Indy Star reports that “the Indiana Family Institute, a conservative nonprofit that promotes religious liberty and opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, has started a letter-writing campaign to support Kluge. The group is urging people to email every member of the Brownsburg school board and ask them to save Kluge’s job.”

“It appears that the real intolerance at Brownsburg High School lies in the hands of the administration against teachers who hold a sincere faith and a sacrificial love for their students,” the letter reads in part.

If you’d like to read more about Kluge and join the effort to help him keep his job, you can do so here. Please keep this man in your prayers and do what you can to support him!