Christian Student of Psychology in Baha Mexico at risk of losing license over graduation speech that stood for life and family

Christian Cortez Pérez | Christian Cortez Pérez/ADF International

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  • Christian student at risk of losing license to practice psychology after professors protest graduation speech
  • A university in Mexico has initiated proceedings against a recent psychology graduate after a group of professors expressed concerns over his graduation speech defending the family and the sanctity of life, which might cost him his license to practice.
  • The professors then issued a “manifesto,” calling his address “hate speech.” They demanded that his academic degree and professional license be withheld, his merit award withdrawn and psychology associations across Mexico be alerted regarding his actions.
  • Christian Cortez Pérez said “Today we are deep into a real anthropological struggle to redefine the human being, the human person, man, through the implementation of ideologies and fashions of thought that always end up undermining dignity and freedom.”
  • He then quoted English writer and lay theologian G.K. Chesterton: “People do not know what they are doing; because they do not know what they are undoing.” Pérez added that “to attack life and the family is to self-destruct, it is an attack on civilization itself.” He then urged his peers to live in solidarity with one another, saying, “You have to love; no one seeks the good of the other if he does not love him.”
  • Kristina Hjelkrem, ADF International’s legal counsel for Latin America, said “If the campaign to punish Christian is successful, it shows that anyone who dares to speak in public in Mexico is in danger”

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