Christian couple to sue school for letting a boy wear a dress

From The Express 11/09/2017

inclusive or divisive?

A couple are to sue a Church of England School. Nigel and Sally Rowe said they had been bullied into “accepting a new moral framework which strongly conflicts with what we believe in”.

They raised concerns with the head after a six-year-old boy arrived at the unnamed school dressed as a boy one day and wore girl’s clothes on another.

But the school defended its behaviour, stating: “The refusal to acknowledge a transgendered person’s true gender” was ‘transphobic behaviour’.”

Today, Mr Rowe, 44, from the Isle of Wight, said: “I’m shocked that just because we question the notion that a six-year-old boy can really become a girl, we are transphobic.

The couple’s lawyers are expected to argue the school is discriminating against them by implying their wish to bring up their sons as Christian is transphobic.

Andrea Williams, of the Christian Legal Centre, said: “Six-year-olds are far too young to consider issues as complex as gender and sexuality.”

“As Christians, we believe that all people are loved by God. But the school’s behaviour has created a clash between our family’s rights and the imposition of this new ideology.”

What do you think?

For me, a six year old seems far too young to be trans anything, I may be wrong. I am not sure a child of 6 can barely tie their shoes laces let alone have any understanding of gender.

This immediate acceptance of something that we still don’t understand is baffling to me and must be baffling when children are told on one day to treat the child as a girl and then the next as a boy.

Is this really necessary for such a young child?

I don’t really see what this has to do with the faith of this couple but I can understand not wanting to have their child confused in such a way.

I am a little saddened that for a school that claims to be doing this to be inclusive cannot accommodate a different opinion…it doesn’t seem very inclusive to me.

I wonder what the school uniform policy says!


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