Minnesota surgeon loses his job after telling school board to let parents make decisions about masking kids

Minnesota surgeon loses his job after telling school board to let parents make decisions about masking kids

10/27/2021 3:40:00 PM

Minnesota surgeon loses his job after telling school board to let parents make decisions about masking kids

A surgeon in Minnesota lost his job this month just days after telling school officials at a public meeting that parents should have the right to decide whether their children wear masks to school or not.

to school or not. Dr. Jeffrey Horak appeared before the Fergus Falls school board on Oct. 11 and spoke out against a mask mandate that had gone into effect for students the day before."You mandate this across the road — that’s a tough place to go," Horak told the board. 

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"Who does God put in charge of these kids? Their parents. God gave each one of these kids... to their parents and they speak for them. They may be wrong, they may be dumb, they may be perfect in their decisions. But it’s still their responsibility. It’s not yours. God gave it to them. Honor their wishes, either side of the fence."

Nine days after that school board meeting, Horak said he was told his"views were no longer congruent with that of Lake Region Healthcare" and he was asked to either resign or be terminated. "We live in America where freedoms are held close. I am a man who believes individuals have the right to do their research and decide what is best for them and their children when it comes to their health. I don’t believe governments or institutions should dictate that," Horak said in a public statement on Oct. 23.  headtopics.com

CDC DIRECTOR WALENSKY AVOIDS QUESTION ON VACCINE MANDATE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERSA spokesperson for Lake Region Healthcare deferred questions to Lake Region Medical Group, saying that the"Medical Group Board made the decision about discontinuing Dr. Horak’s practice, not LRH." 

Dr. Greg Smith, the president of the Medical Group Board, said they made the"decision to discontinue Dr. Jeff Horak’s employment contract after a thorough review process.""The reasons for Dr. Horak’s separation are a confidential matter," Dr. Smith said in a statement provided to Fox News on Tuesday."To be clear, this was a decision that was made by Dr. Horak’s peers who serve on the Medical Group Board, not by Lake Region Healthcare, the community-based hospital where Dr. Horak practiced General Surgery."

Dr. Jeffrey Horak was dismissed from his job as a surgeon about a week after speaking out against mask mandates at a local school board meeting.(Angie Brown)Horak mused in his statement about why he was fired, saying that it could have been because he didn't always wear his mask after the mandate for Minnesota was lifted. He also said that a comment he made during the school board meeting about monkeys being able to tie knots could have been"misconstrued" as racist. 

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