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Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby Jalad » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:05 pm

I heard about this on the Today program this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41224146
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby crfriend » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:25 pm

Over a six-year-old? Really?
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby Caultron » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:35 pm

Righteous indignation, eh?

It's odd how that often leads to attempts to control others.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby SkirtsDad » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:03 pm

Sounds like they are reneging on their christian duties to support others. Sadly, another example of religious hypocrisy that seems far too common amongst the more ardent church goers, particularly those from the middle classes. At least judging by quite a few that I've known personally over the years, that is. I have to welcome the response from the diocese that said that their schools are "inclusive, safe spaces where pupils learn to respect diversity of all kinds" and that they believed that "all should feel welcomed, valued and nurtured as part of a learning community.". I wonder what the Rowes will say if their son turns out to be gay? Probably blame it on seeing a boy in a dress when he was six, lol.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby Fred in Skirts » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:17 pm

These people are nothing but HATERS. They will be such until they die, nothing can change that. But why they are hurting their own children I can not fathom. All they are doing is forcing there own beliefs on their children and then wonder why others are not on their side. I applaud the school for following the law and hope the rest of the parents follow suit with the school.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby hoborob » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:26 pm

That is the problem with religions of all stripes really. They preaching is and has become "God hates this......." or "God hates that.......". Strange that when I read scripture I find the statement "For so loved the world....". It is far past the time where the bigwigs of religion to actually read what is written rather than to put out their own traditions and wants by finding passages that support what they want and ignoring those passages that state that what they are saying is not correct.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby Caultron » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:51 pm

hoborob wrote:That is the problem with religions of all stripes really. They preaching is and has become "God hates this......." or "God hates that.......". Strange that when I read scripture I find the statement "For so loved the world..."

Well said.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby pelmut » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:50 pm

There has been a big discussion of this on AngelsForum http://www.angelsforum.co.uk/phpforum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34113 and it appears that the parents are none too bright and are being funded (duped?) by an extremist pseudo-religious right-wing political group.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby crfriend » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:40 pm

pelmut wrote:[... I]t appears that the parents are none too bright and are being funded (duped?) by an extremist pseudo-religious right-wing political group.

This is incredibly common amongst the gullible, and really ought to bring shame to those who would be doing the manipulating. The ones being manipulated likely don't have the sense to know what's going on; the ones doing the deed, however, DO and that's where the shaming belongs.

I am a firm believer that stupidity should hurt; that'd help solve the problem. However, manipulating the stupid for personal gain should hurt even more. This entire situation reeks.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby rivegauche » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:08 pm

A few comments said their child was much more likely to be adversely affected by having bigots as parents than seeing a boy in a dress at school. Why is it that people like this do not read the chapters in their entirety? I trust they are equally critical of those who wear mixed fibres.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby moonshadow » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:10 am

Oh for God's sake.... (no pun intended :wink: )

Over here this is what we have homeschooling, and Christian schools for. Of course, there are a fair number of redneck "Christians" who wish to indoctrinate their version (the bigoted version) of "Christianity" in public schools. Sadly it seems they are making "progress" (if you want to call it that)...

So mom and dad have an issue with another male student wearing dresses.... okay whatever, So when Junior ask about it... "mom, why is Tommy wearing a dress?" Why can't mom just say "he's crazy son..." AND BE DONE WITH IT!!!

JESUS WHY DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT EVERYTHING?!?!?! *facepalm*
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pssst.... because it's all about CONTROL!

aye-yae-yae..... :roll:
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby Charlie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:37 pm

What baffles me is that they don't make a similar fuss when a girl wears trousers to school :?
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby moonshadow » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:17 pm

Charlie wrote:What baffles me is that they don't make a similar fuss when a girl wears trousers to school :?
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A good point that should be brought up EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. this happens...!

It's nothing but a dirty rotten double standard. You oughta hear the evangelical preachers come up with all kinds of twisty interpretations to justify that "it's okay for a woman to wear pants because.....", and yet when a guy wears a dress or skirt, "we're all going to hell!"

See, this is why I have no use for organized religion, it's nothing more than a mechanism for control, and I will go ahead an apologize for offending (I know someone will be), but all the evidence seems to indicate it's true!

I've said it a hundred times and I'll say it again... if God cares that much about what we wear, then God has too much time on "his" hands and needs to find a hobby, or a girlfriend, or something.... :roll: gheesh..!

Tattoos, liquor, mixed fabric, pork, condoms, working 7 days per week, celebrating Pagan customs on holidays, swearing, etc etc.. ALL OKAY....

Guy wears a skirt... "AAWWWW HELL NAW!...... YOU GOIN' TA HELL SON!"

Pfft.. what a bunch of bull sh!t.... I extend my brightly painted central finger in their general direction.... and lest we forget... LAUGH at their pirate pants! :lol:
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby hairy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:00 am

These people are just stupid. I'm very much a Christian yet have no problems with what people wear.
Why the heck should the school consult with all parents just because one child wants to wear a dress? I feel sorry for their boys.
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Re: Couple Withdraw Their Son From School

Postby pelmut » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:58 am

The BBC radio programme "Thought for the Day" has broadcast a thoughtful and sympathetic piece on this subject from Professor Tina Beattie. At last, someone from the religious community who is prepared to stand up in public and point out that such prejudice and bigotry cannot be justified by religion and is not supported by the Bible.
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