Report: Minnesota doctor fired after speaking out against school mask mandates

A Minnesota surgeon says he was fired for speaking out against mask mandates in schools. 

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Jeffrey Horak, of Fergus Falls, was told his views were “no longer congruent” with the hospital where he worked after saying parents had the God-given right to decide what’s best for their kids.

“Tough place to go”

Dr. Horak was reportedly fired by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) on Oct. 20, nine days after he spoke out against mask mandates at a school board meeting.

“You mandate this across the road — that’s a tough place to go,” he said.

“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,” the doctor continued.

The hospital denied responsibility for Horak’s firing, saying the decision was made by the Lake Region Medical Group’s board of directors.

“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. Greg Smith, president of the board, said in a statement, according to the Daily Mail.

Courageous doctor resists tyranny

Dr. Horak’s firing comes as there has been growing hostility toward parents and their rights from the Democratic Party and in the mainstream media.

The Washington Post recently published an article arguing that parents don’t have a right to be involved in their kids’ curriculum, and Joe Biden’s attorney general, Merrick Garland, has been under fire over a memo that likened angry parents to domestic terrorists.

Medical professionals who dissent from the authoritarian, stridently ideological COVID policies being pushed by Democrats and Anthony Fauci have also been targeted. According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Horak says he “may never know” why he was fired, but he suspects retaliation “because I was empowering the parents.”

At an Oct. 25 rally to support Horak, the courageous doctor himself warned that what happened to him could happen to anyone as freedoms are “taken away.”

“One, you’re becoming aware that your freedoms are being taken away. Two, professionals such as myself are being silenced, and then so are you. If it happens to me, it can happen to all of us,” he said.

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