Last February, the snowboarding team at Woodstock Union High School in Vermont competed against a boy who identifies as a girl.
Coach David Bloch was discussing the matter with several of his players when someone overheard the conversation and got triggered.
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The coach said there are biological and physiological differences between boys and girls.
Coach Bloch had coached the team for more than a decade. He actually started the snowboarding program at the school back in 2011.
Bloch is a practicing Roman Catholic who believes that God created males and females with immutable sex, and that, based on scientific evidence, there are only two sexes, male and female and that sex is determined by a person’s chromosomes.
The following day, the superintendent of Windsor Central Supervisory Union summoned Bloch to her office and handed him a notice of “immediate termination,” while admitting that the investigation into Bloch’s conversation was not complete.
The notice accused Bloch of violating Windsor Central Supervisory Union Board’s Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying policy and the Vermont Principals’ Association related policy for “ma[king] reference to [a] student in a manner that questioned the legitimacy and appropriateness of the student competing on the girls’ team to members of the WUHS snowboard team”—all outside the student’s presence.
Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Coach Bloch. They say the school districted is guilty of viewpoint discrimination and religious discrimination.
“For more than a decade, Dave has led the Woodstock Union snowboarding program to enormous success in terms of both athletic accomplishment and personal growth of the snowboarders. But for merely expressing his views that males and females are biologically different and questioning the appropriateness of a teenage male competing against teenage females in an athletic competition, school district officials unconstitutionally fired him,” said ADF Legal Counsel Mathew Hoffmann. “The First Amendment ensures Dave, and every other American, can freely express his views on a matter of profound public concern without government punishment. We urge the court to swiftly rule that officials must reinstate Dave as snowboarding coach and that district and Vermont officials cannot enforce unconstitutional ‘harassment’ policies against public employees.”
The fact is that boys and girls are different. And I look forward to the coach having his day in court. I suspect ADF will roll over them like an avalanche in Breckenridge.