Peter Vlaming

Peter Vlaming of Virginia

Peter Vlaming

Peter VlamingBorn in Chicago, Peter Vlaming is a 47 year-old (as of December 2018) American Christian, husband, and father of four children. From 2000 to 2011, Peter Vlaming lived in France, where he completed his Bachelor's degree in French at the Sorbonne in Paris. From 2011 to 2018, he was a French teacher at West Point High School in West Point, Virginia.

What happened to Peter Vlaming in 2018?

In 2017, Peter Vlaming taught a female student who in 2018 decided to call herself a boy and renamed herself with a boy's name. When he encountered her in the school, Peter Vlaming addressed her by her new name, but did not refer to her as "he" or "him."

Laura AbelThe girl took offense and complained to the school administration, which sided with her and ordered Peter Vlaming to refer to her using the masculine pronouns "he" and "him." Peter Vlaming refused and explained that his Christian faith does not allow him to refer to a female as a male.

Laura AbelIn response, West Point High School Superintendent Laura Abel (above right) recommended to the School Board to fire Peter Vlaming.

At his hearing before the five members of the School Board (right) on December 6, 2018, Peter Vlaming, the sole provider for his family of six, stated, "Even higher than my family ranks my faith," and observed, "We are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed on me."

In response, the School Board unanimously decided (below) to fire Peter Vlaming.

Peter Vlaming Vote

When asked after being fired if taking a stand for his faith and refusing to refer to a female as a male had been worth it, he replied, "There are some hills that are worth dying on."

The words, as well as the sacrificial courage and Biblical priorities of Peter Vlaming, who will be a fine addition to the teaching staff of a Biblical Christian high school, should be borne in mind by Christians in America as persecution accelerates.

Here is an American Christian who actually died for his faith in 2018: John Allen Chau