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Parents sue Christian school over boy allowed to wear a dress

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  1. Ome

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    A Christian family is preparing to sue their sons’ Church of England school after boys were allowed to come to class wearing dresses.

    Nigel Rowe, 44, and his wife Sally, 42, removed their six-year-old son from the unnamed school after a male classmate was allowed to attend the primary school in a dress.

    They intend to educate him at home on the Isle of Wight alongside his eight-year-old brother. The older boy was pulled from the same school - which has a uniform - a year ago when a boy in his class also started wearing dresses.

    The couple are going to mount a legal challenge against the school, arguing it has not respected their rights to raise their children in line with biblical values. One option open to the couple is a judicial review at the High Court, which could have wide-reaching implications for schools’ responsibilities to transgender pupils.


    Mr Rowe told The Sunday Times: “A child aged six would sometimes come to school as a girl or sometimes come to school as a boy.

    “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.


    “We believe it is wrong to encourage very young children to embrace transgenderism, boys are boys and girls are girls.

    “Gender dysphoria is something we as Christians need to address with love and compassion, but not in the sphere of a primary school environment.”

    The school in question said transgender pupils were protected under the Equalities Act of 2010, and that it had policies in place to tackle transphobic behaviour. It defined transphobia as including a failure to use a person’s adopted name or to accept he or she was a “real” boy or girl.
     
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    I'm shocked that they have these biblical views and yet don't appear to have a problem with how people dressed back then.



    Are these men wearing what could be interpreted as a dress?

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    It's just clothes, it couldn't be any simpler.

    Unless they think that dressing up in a skirt is going to make their child gay.


    What a croc of shit! How about raising their children without any prejudices at all?


    Why not just wrap their kids up and lock them in a cupboard until they think they are ready to learn about the world and the people who live here.
     
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    It infuriates me how the parents are talking and the father wants transgender to be discussed at home and not the school. Surely that itself is going to create prejudice and ultimately lead to school bullying. If schools were more accepting, they wouldn't that work in favour of anti-bullying?

     
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    But they aren't "biblical views" they are their own personal opinions and they have tried to hide behind their faith to justify them.

    The school is a Church of England school and it's policy has to be in line with the teachings and values of the Church of England and its the Christian school that is being inclusive of children with gender identity issue that these parents have a problem with.

    There are 2 groups of Christians here: the school and these parents and the approach of Church of England school is a better reflection of Christian values than those of these parents.
     
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    Oh, I fully understand where their views are coming from. I was being a little sarcastic about the way they were addressing the issue.
     
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    It took him less than fifteen seconds to use the word "agenda" in that Richard and Judy This Morning interview posted above, which goes to show how their minds work. It's these two idiots that have the agenda.

    They really should learn to keep their inbred mouths shut until they've been educated. Their comments are so ignorant it's embarrassing. The belittling way they speak about and objectify the gender fluid child is disgustingly ignorant and hateful. "A boy wearing a girl's dress."

    Did he seriously say it opens the door to "species dysphoria?!" :confuse: I think it's plain exactly who needs "medical advice" here.

    I feel sorry for this couple's own children as they will no doubt become even more ardent in passing on their prejudice to them. Two years ago they pulled their older child from the same school in a completely separate argument about a different child's gender identity. So Schofield had it exactly right when he said "It's not an issue with the children. It's an issue with you. You're the ones that have the problem".
     
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