Dr Jereth Kok Legal Appeal

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Dr Jereth Kok has been cancelled. Your support is needed to help Dr Kok get his job back.

In 2017 and 2019, anonymous activists targeted Jereth because of his conservative and Christian views on social media. Jereth is a competent doctor. Jereth is liked by his colleagues and patients. Jereth provided care to hundreds of patients every month at a family practice without a single complaint. Despite Jereth’s skills, reputation and absence of a single patient complaint, the Medical Board of Australia barred Jereth from practicing medicine in 2019. Jereth has not seen his patients for 2 years. Jereth needs your help to get the best legal assistance so he can fight to get his job back, and help to ensure that other Australian health workers won’t be treated the same way.

Read Jereth’s story below.
 

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Dr Jereth Kok has fallen victim to the same ideological intolerance that has ensnared footballer Israel Folau, actress Gina Carano, pastor Margaret Court, and author J. K. Rowling.

Unknown to Jereth, in late 2017 and again in 2019, activists made anonymous complaints to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) about Jereth’s private Facebook page and comments on a Christian blog site about issues like marriage and gender theory.

AHPRA conducted a prolonged, secret investigation into Jereth’s online history, and in mid-2019 the Australian Medical Board decided that Jereth should be suspended immediately, without full investigation and trial, because of the perceived harm to the public interest arising from Jereth’s views. Jereth’s satisfied patients were suddenly deprived of their trusted doctor and his single-income family was financially shipwrecked, despite no patient of Jereth’s ever complaining about his clinical practice.

The Medical Board particularly targeted Facebook posts and an article in a Christian newspaper that stated Jereth’s Christian convictions on abortion, marriage, sexuality and transgenderism. The Board alleged that Jereth’s views were demeaning and contrary to accepted medical practice. They also took other words out of context as a basis to accuse Jereth of expressing dangerous and violent views.

Jereth is still under investigation by the Medical Board, and expects that they will take action this year to revoke his medical licence permanently. Jereth will be challenging the Medical Board’s decision before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Jereth has engaged the help of the Human Rights Law Alliance, a not-for-profit law firm specialising in religious freedom cases. HRLA will be working for Jereth on a heavily discounted basis. But Jereth needs to engage experienced barristers and experts to run the best case possible for himself and other doctors. Your contributions will ensure that he is well resourced to take on the might of the government funded Medical Board.

Jereth can’t defend himself alone – He needs your help.

Legal challenges are expensive. The Medical Board has Government funding behind it, but Jereth is struggling to finance even his family’s basic needs at the moment, let alone expensive litigation.

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You can help Dr Jereth Kok in his legal challenge to try to save his livelihood and protect other Christian professionals from suffering the same fate. Please prayerfully consider this need.

If just 3000 people give $50 each, our goal will be met.

All money raised will be put into a legal trust account to run Jereth’s case. Any leftover funds will be divided between supporting Jereth’s family and a donation to the general work of HRLA.

Thank you.
 

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UPDATES

Interview with Family First NZ
November 24, 2021
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Dr Jereth has done a Zoom interview with Aaron Ironside from Family First NZ
Active Intelligence: EP32

Article by Rod Lampard
October 17, 2021
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Rod Lampard of Caldron Pool has written an informative article about Dr Kok's plight.
The Firing of Australian Doctor for Social Media Posts Exemplifies the Political Takeover of Medicine

CultureWatch Radio
August 29, 2021
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Dr Jereth joined this week's episode of CultureWatch Radio, with Bill Muehlenberg. Listen to it here: Episode 33

Thank you
July 30, 2021
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Thanks to those who have donated so far.

Media
May 29, 2021
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A collection of media articles from the past year, about Dr Jereth's case. Dr Jereth spoke to Family Voice Australia in November.
 

Australian currency
May 9, 2020
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The folk at GiveSendGo have very kindly changed the currency of this fundraiser to Australian Dollars.

Martyn Iles discusses Dr Jereth's case
April 17, 2020
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Martyn Iles, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has discussed Dr Jereth's case in this video.
Dr Jereth Kok - The Truth of It S6E03

Violence and genocide allegation
April 17, 2020
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The Medical Board has accused Dr Jereth of endorsing violence and genocide, on the basis of a distorted reading of blog comment from 2012. Dr David van Gend has written about this here.
Medical Board Suspends Christian Doctor, Falsely Accuses Him of Endorsing Genocide

Eternity News opinion piece
April 17, 2020
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John Sandeman, editor of Eternity News, has written on Jereth's case here.
Doctor suspended: when writing for Eternity is a thought crime

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Please pray for Dr Jereth Kok and his legal team. Ask God to provide them with the finances, resources and expertise that they need.
  • Pray for Christian health workers, as they face a landscape that is increasingly hostile to faith. For eg. legalisation of euthanasia, and pressure to cooperate with "gender reassignments".
  • Pray that Australian Governments would prioritise the protection of religious adherents who speak on matters of faith and conscience.

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