Say No to the Church of England's Transgender Trojan Horse
Earlier this week, the Church of England issued updated guidance – Valuing All God’s Children – on “homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying” in schools.
While rightly highlighting the equal dignity that all children have regardless of any other considerations, and their equal right to education, the document is nothing short of a Trojan Horse – it is a wholesale, entirely uncritical, endorsement of transgender ideology.
Children suffering from confusion in regard to their gender deserve help and respect but this will not be found in transgender ideology (here and here). This guidance assumes, without recourse to evidence or argument, that the best(/only) way to help these children is to entirely endorse their gender confusion.
This includes, at a minimum, allowing them to use the changing facilities and toilets of their choice regardless of any consideration for the privacy or well-being of other children and referring to them by their “preferred pronoun”.
The guidance is nothing short of an official lie, and failure to endorse this lie can have dire consequences.
The document says:
“Homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying can be defined as behaviour or language which makes a person feel unwelcome or marginalised because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, whether actual or perceived, or because of their association with people who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (e.g.children of same-sex couples.”
As is frequently the case, this definition is entirely subjective and determined by the victim. This means the mere accusation of “bullying” itself, whether it is based in reality or not, proves the guilt of the “perpetrator”. “feeling unwelcome or marginalised”, whether or not anything was said or done which genuinely constitutes “bullying”, is extremely expansive. Depending on the sensibility and character of the “victim”, almost any behaviour or language could make him/her “feel unwelcome or marginalised”.
Given the appalling treatment of Mr Joshua Sutcliffe, we are beginning to see just how totalitarian this ideology is. Mr Sutcliffe is a maths teacher who is in danger of losing his job for the pseudo-crime of “misgendering” a pupil i.e. he called a girl a “girl” when she wishes to be called a “boy”. Mr Sutcliffe promptly apologised for this non-incident and continued to refer to this child by her name only so as to avoid any possible conflict.
This was not sufficient for the school which has since suspended Mr Sutcliffe. His place at the school is still to be determined.
However despicable the treatment of Mr Sutcliffe was, the CofE guidance and definition of bully, essentially necessitates that this is the response of any CofE school.
Teachers who do not accept transgender ideology, which utterly divorces sex from “gender” and completely redefines what it means to be human, will rapidly be marginalised or forced out of the classroom.
The guidance is nothing short of an official lie, and failure to endorse this lie can have dire consequences. The guidance requires us to completely reinvent our categories of “man” and “woman” without any evidence given that they are in need of revising.
Failure to completely accept this nonsense will almost certainly come with the now meaningless label of “bigot” or the even more vacuous label “transphobe”. It could result in the loss of work, and who knows what the future holds for the majority of us who refuse to endorse this Orwellian reality warping.
The Church Of England’s guidance is at best an attempt to end bullying whilst making an utterly foolish and myopic concession to a totalitarian ideology which is attempting to recreate society in its own image and likeness. At worst, the CofE is fully aware of the ideology contained within its efforts to end bullying and is intentionally advancing it under this guise.
Either way, this guidance will only serve to spread misery among those who buy into it, adults and children alike, and oppress those who reject it.
It must be rejected.
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Retract the Transgender Trojan Horse - Valuing All God's Children