Monday, September 11, 2017

Parents sue Christian School in UK because the school allowed a boy to wear a dress

Nigel and Sally Rowe
Nigel and Sally Rowe are preparing to sue a Church of England school based in the Isle of Wight after boys were allowed to wear dresses to the school.

The Christian family removed their six year old son from the unnamed school after a boy in the son's class was allowed to attend class in a dress.

They say they will educate their son at home along with his eight year old brother who was also pulled from the same school for the same reason a year ago.

According to the couple, the school has not respected their rights to raise their children in line with biblical values. They said parents have not been consulted about the school’s policies to tackle transphobic behaviour, introduced to comply with the 2010 Equality Act.

According to Mr Rowe in an interview with 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 said teachers are educating children about ‘gender inappropriate pronouns’ and encouraging them to see transgender people as ‘real’ males or females.

Lawyers for the couple will argue that the school is discriminating against them by implying that their Christian faith makes them transphobic. They will also suggest the school is wrong to rely on Labour’s Equality Act because legal recognition of gender reassignment only applies to people over the age of 18.

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