A BRAVE NEW WORLD?
Transgender Rights: Judge Warns Girls Have No Right to ‘Visual Bodily Privacy’
April 10, 2019 — Breitbart.com reports: “A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit against transgender facilities in a school district to proceed, but warned the student-plaintiffs that, if the government allows boys who claim to be female to use the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, then the girls have no right to ‘visual bodily privacy.’
Judge Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the school district that adopted the Obama-era transgender policy permitting boys claiming to be female to use the girls’ bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms.
However, the judge informed the girls, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), that, ‘[s]o far, the right not to be seen unclothed by the opposite sex is not on the Supreme Court’s list.’…” (Romans 1:18 – 32 aptly describes this current situation: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” See the next report.)
Parents have no veto right on LGBT lessons, says Damian Hinds
April 10, 2019 — ChristianToday.com reports: “Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said that parents who are unhappy about LGBT lessons in schools have no right of veto.
He issued the clarification in a letter to Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers.
LGBT issues will be taught as part of relationships and sex education lessons becoming compulsory in schools from September 2020.
Mr Hinds said there were ‘myths’ circulating about the nature of the lessons, which he said were about ensuring all young people feel ‘included’. Elsewhere, he said the lessons about ‘developing young people’s understanding of the importance of healthy and respectful relationships with all people’.
‘It is regrettable that myths and misinformation about the forthcoming relationships education changes in primary schools, circulated often by individuals with no links to the education system, are undermining the hard work of head teachers, and the legitimate right of parents to be consulted on what their children are being taught about relationships,’ he said.
‘It is important that we continue to work hard, in partnership with you, to dispel myths and reinforce the fact that these important changes to relationships. education (and RSE) will ensure all children learn about the wide variety of relationships in society throughout their school careers.’
He continued by saying that while schools needed to listen to the views of parents and deliver the lessons in an ‘age appropriate’ way, parents could not veto them altogether…”