Justin Welby, scrap the Church of England’s trans affirming guidance

Oct 16, 2022 by

from Christian Concern:

The Church of England’s Valuing All God’s Children guidance says that children as young as five should be affirmed if they want to identify as the opposite gender. 

This guidance covers over 4,800 CofE primary schools and tens of thousands of pupils. 

We believe this guidance is deeply damaging and wrong.

It is why we stood with Christian parents Nigel and Sally Rowe and supported them as they took legal action against the Department for Education over trans affirming policies in primary schools.

Nigel and Sally decided to take legal action against the government after they and their six-year-old son were labelled “transphobic” by a CofE primary school for refusing to ‘believe’ in trans affirming policies.

After five years of contending for truth and fighting the case, the Rowes won a huge legal victory, culminating in being awarded £22,000 in legal costs and a commitment from the government to reform their own transgender policies in primary schools.

They have now written to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, urging the Church of England to withdraw guidance that is used in schools to promote damaging transgender ideologies. They cite evidence that policies can have ‘catastrophic outcomes’ for gender confused children as well as a recent speech by former Attorney General Suella Braverman KC demonstrating how schools may be breaking the law by failing to safeguard gender-confused children properly. Her speech clearly demonstrated that the approach of Church of England schools, and their trans affirming guidance in Valuing All God’s Children, is not supported by the law.

Please sign this petition urging the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Justin Welby to protect children by withdrawing Valuing All God’s Children as a matter of urgency.

Read and sign petition here


See also:

How has the Church of England contributed to trans confusion in schools? from Christian Concern

Mermaids and safeguarding: why is the Church of England not heeding the evidence? by Archbishop Cranmer:
Why is the Church of England not heeding the concerns of Christian politicians and teachers and clergy – dedicated professional educators; sincere people of faith – about the safeguarding worries posed by Mermaids? Why is the Church of England content to go on endorsing the services of Mermaids when the Department for Education has removed them from its mental health and wellbeing resources for schools?

Information watchdog ‘sidelines’ parental rights over sex ed, from The Christian Institute:
Parents do not have the right to view sex ed material delivered in schools by outside organisations under freedom of information legislation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said. For example The School of Sexuality Education, delivers explicit sex education in schools around the UK, in which children as young as twelve years of age are told that ‘heterosexuality as the norm’ is a “harmful” idea.

RSE lesson content – Why parents should get to see the resources teachers are using, by Claire Fox, Teachwire

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