Church of England tells primary schools: Let little boys wear tutus and high heels if they want
Boys as young as five should be allowed to wear tiaras and high heels if they want to, the Church of England is telling schools in it's first advice on transphobic bullying.
Children should not be limited by their gender when growing up, the guidance published on Monday says, so girls should be able to wear a fireman's helmet and a tool belt when dressing up free from criticism, it adds.
The document issues official advice for the CofE's 4,700 schools and updates previous guidance on homophobic bullying to include biphobic and transphobic abuse.
'Children should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgment or derision,' it says....
Dr. Tim wrote: Igny, it would appear that you are an out-of-the-closet teller of truth. I have done some research, and come up with a list of all the great revival's that have occurred in English-speaking countries in the last 400 years using Bible versions other than the king James. Here is my list:
Start in closet Mat6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. - then Joel 2:16Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
Lk12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Oh brother. Such an interesting climate we're witnessing today. The over-sensitivity, the hatred, the rise of the sodomites, a new species of human landing on planet earth...the non-binary, the attempted genocide of the living God, the gender confusion/lies, gender reassignment surgeries on the rise, the legalization of sodomite marriage, the legalization of a drug for recreational purposes while fighting a war on drugs at the same time, and national/state/local governing bodys, along with the public schools systems, and even parents themselves telling children they're not necessarily the gender they appear to be and encouraging little Tommy to wear a tutu and a tiara if it makes him feel pretty. Seriously, has this world gone mad? How has any of this nonsense suddenly become a normal way of life in just a few short years? Thank you, OBama, and to your unfortunate buddy, Satan, as well. What a mess. Take all things God out of the schools, and the equation, in general, decide He's no longer needed, defy him, and this...
"Churches are now filled with formerly unchurched people who are still untaught and perhaps even unconverted. Multitudes of children raised on a treacly diet of seeker-sensitive religion have grown up to associate the label evangelical with superficiality. Most of them cannot tell you what the term originally meant, and they reject whatever vestigial evangelical boundaries or doctrinal distinctives their parents may have held onto. But they still call themselves evangelicals when itâ€™s convenient, and many have remained at the fringes of the visible movement, decrying how out of step the church is with their generation. That, after all, is exactly what they learned from their parents.
This is fertile soil for liberalism to burst into full flower, and that is precisely what is already happening. Evangelicals are blithely following a number of trends that advance the neo-liberal agenda. Unless a faithful remnant begins to recognize and resist the neo-liberal strategy, evangelical churches and institutions will eventually succumb to rank liberalism, just as most of the mainstream denominations did a century ago."(Phil Johnson) https://www.9marks.org/article/neo-liberal-stealth-offensive/
martin luther didn't seem to have these trans-theological problems. Neither did Paul to the Galatians.
He called them out the false teachers and their teachings.
If martin luther followed our lead, he would've hired an ethics professor at the local college to talk to all the rebel reformers about how not to offend the illiterate masses paying indulgances to keep Joey out of purgatory.... after all you can't change a culture.
therein the problem for us... stuck at "you can't change a culture".
funny the Apostle Paul had no such struggles calling out the offenders and the root spiritual issues.
While this is not a good development, neither is it new. This has been going on for nearly a hundred years now and women and girls have been given a lot more space to experiment with cross dressing than the male gender. Most churches said nothing about it. So now in the eyes of some churches it is only fair to extend the same space to men and boys.
Clothing is a very personal subject and thus highly controversial. Clothing is also used universally to make a silent statement about ourselves, we all know that. One of the fastest ways to make oneself unpopular is to suggest what ought and ought not to be worn, even if the suggestion was once the norm.
My wife stopped wearing pants 25 years ago and my daughter never has worn them. But the response we have received from other Christians for that decision has been less than stellar.
I think society and perhaps even churches will someday acknowledge that it really does matter what we wear. Not surprisingly the Bible has a good bit to say about how we dress. We would do well to heed its instruction. God bless.
Igny, it would appear that you are an out-of-the-closet teller of truth. I have done some research, and come up with a list of all the great revival's that have occurred in English-speaking countries in the last 400 years using Bible versions other than the king James. Here is my list:
corruption of the wordS of God &use of counterfeits --a lying hiss of " yeah hath God said? " which leads countries that HAD truth to confusion Truth
"16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." To- Gen3:16. ESV changed earlier translation from â€śYour desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you,â€ť to â€śYour desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.â€ť
-- The Ever Changing ESVs of 2001, 2007, 2011 and now the 2016 edition (so far)
The 2001 English Standard Version is now heavily being promoted by many apostate churches. It is a revision of the old Revised Standard Version, which earlier met with almost universal condemnation by evangelicals as being "liberal". Yet in the last few decades the church has been "softened up" by numerous conflicting bible versions like the NASB &NIV to now be ready to accept with open arms what it once rejected. In fact, all 3 of these modern versions are basically Catholic bibles- proof--? https://bltnotjustasandwich.com/2011/12/07/the-catholic-esv-lectionary/
Carl, Blessings in the name of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ, Hope you're well brother. This vile attack on the little children, the sodomite agenda is sickening, we can't begin to imagine how much it grieves our Lord