- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Church of England sent a somewhat shocking message to schools around the country, telling administrators they ought to let students try out different genders.

The new suggested anti-bully policy? Let the boys be girls, if they want; the girls, be boys.

This won’t cause any confusion, now will it? (Insert sarcastic tone here).

“Pupils need to be able to play with the many cloaks of identity (sometimes quite literally with the dressing-up box),” the latest church advice on anti-bullying measures states, Breitbart noted.

There are about 4,700 schools serving a million-plus students to be affected by the advisement.

“Children should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgment or derision,” the memo goes on. “For example, a child may choose the tutu, princess’s tiara and heels and/or the fireman’s helmet, tool belt and superhero cloak without expectation or comment.”

Yes, schools should be Judgment Free zones — and that goes for gender. Because apparently, calling things masculine and labeling things feminine, including people, have become forms of judgment. And that’s bad. (Insert puzzled tone here).

“Children should be afforded freedom from the expectation of permanence,” the church statement continues, Breitbart reported. “They are in a ‘trying on’ stage of life, and not yet adult and so no labels need to be fixed.”

This is a recipe for disaster. It’s one thing for boys to play with dolls, free of criticism and mocking. It’s one thing for girls to prefer trucks and cars over Barbie’s — again, free of criticism and mocking. It’s another for whole policies to be developed that seem to play right into the messaging of the LGBTQ movement — the one that seeks to destroy all-things-traditional and to replace the idea of God-determined sexes with free human choice.

Nobody wants to ban boys from wearing tutus during dress-up time, if that’s what the kid truly wants to do.

But letting boys think the wearing of tutus is a masculine choice is a breakdown of truths. That’s where the boundaries need to be drawn.

That’s where the rubber deceptions meet the honestly paved road.


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