Monday, September 11, 2017

We Are All Different

It’s that difference that makes the world go round, can you imagine if everyone looked the same, thought the same we would be like ants.

In England one family rejects those that are different.
Boy removed from school in transgender rights row
BBC News
September 11, 2017

Nigel and Sally Rowe said their son became confused as to why the child dressed as both a boy and a girl.

The Diocese of Portsmouth, which runs the Church of England school on the Isle of Wight, said it was required to "respect diversity of all kinds".

The couple believe the school should have consulted all parents.
[…]
Two years ago they removed their eldest son from the same school in a separate row about a different transgender child.

The Rowes say the suggestion that gender is fluid conflicts with their Christian beliefs as a family and they are seeking a legal challenge against the school's actions.

The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting Mr and Mrs Rowe, said the couple were being accused of "transphobic behaviour" because of their "refusal to acknowledge a transgender person's true gender".
[…]
Jeff Williams, director of education for the Diocese of Portsmouth, said: "Church of England schools are inclusive environments where pupils learn to respect diversity of all kinds.
So these parents say it is against their religious beliefs but sent their children to a religious school that believes in diversity and now they are suing.

This is what an Australian newspaper had to say abut this,
Christian parents want to sue school that allowed boy to wear dress
Nine Online
By Jo Abi
September 11, 2017
A Christian couple from the UK are considering taking legal action against their son's former school because it allowed a male student to wear a dress.

Nigel Rowe, 44, and Sally, 42, pulled their six-year-old son out of a Church of England primary school when a fellow student began dressing as a girl.

"A child aged six would sometimes come to school as a girl or sometimes come to school as a boy," Nigel explained in a Christian Concerns video.

Sally said her son became "quite ill and stressed" over the situation.

"Our concerns were raised when our son came back home from school saying he was confused as to why and how a boy was now a girl."
Well maybe, just possible maybe you son is reacting to the way you react to the gender fluid student?



Saturday was Hartford Pride and I was tabling at the LGBT Aging Advocacy coalition and also stopping by the CT TransAdvocacy Coalition table to see how it was going.

Photo by Deja


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