The parents of a six-year-old boy who got in trouble for “mis-gendering” a classmate have decided to pull him out of the "Christian" school.
Nigel and Sally Rowe explained their concerns to the BBC saying:
“Our child came home from school one day saying, 'Daddy, I’m confused.' There’s a boy in his class who sometimes coming as a boy and sometimes coming as a girl, and we were concerned about that because it’s very confusing. How do children deal with that?”
“Let’s remember, these are primary school children. This is six years of age. We don’t know what effect that can have on the other children and how they can deal with that.”
They went on to say that a lack of consultation with parents instead of expecting everyone to accept the situation. However, the BBC host suggested that children are “very adaptable.”
A couple of years ago, the Rowes removed their eldest son from the same school over a similar issue.
“We believe he [the older boy] was under stress by the confusion that was caused by having a boy in his class that decided that they were going to have a girl's name and dress as a girl,” Mrs Rowe said.
The Christian Legal Centre is supporting the Rowes and says the couple are being accused of “transphobic behaviour.”
“I am shocked by the suggestion, especially from a church school, that just because we question the notion that a six-year-old boy can really become a girl, we are transphobic,” Nigel Rowe said.
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