MIND THE (SANITY) GAP AS TfL ABOLISHES GENDER
Dear Marriage supporter
The Mayor of London has pledged to stop the use of the term ‘ladies and gentlemen’ on the capital’s public transport because the idea that people are either male or female is offensive.
Sadiq Khan says that he has banned staff from using any gendered language when addressing the public after a transsexual was told “[you] didn’t sound like a ‘miss’” by a telephone operator at Transport for London.
Many Government-funded bodies continue to push transsexual ideology in the public space. Recently Vishnitz Girls School in Hackney, a Jewish school for girls aged 3-8, was sanctioned by Ofsted for refusing to teach about gender reassignment and sexual orientation. This is despite inspectors admitting that the pupils are making good progress and that teachers are performing well.
Unfortunately Ofsted remains largely unaccountable. Last year not a single school succeeded in challenging the overall result of an inspection, creating pressure to teach gender ideology (which is harmful to children) because teachers in England are fearful of being reprimanded by Ofsted.
Male and female
Traditional marriage is based upon recognising that the differences between men and women allow them to complement one another in marriage. Redefining gender from its biological basis into a matter of personal choice undermines real marriage by confusing what it means to be a man or a woman.
Last week the President of the American College of Paediatricians, a group of medical professionals concerned about the impact of transsexual ideology in classrooms, wrote that teaching gender ideology to children and pressurising them to impersonate the opposite sex was a form of “institutionalized child abuse”.
Publicly-funded bodies like Transport for London and Ofsted should not be using taxpayers’ money to further this harmful trend.
Bercow is not neutral
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has broken the strict convention on political neutrality by denouncing the Church of England’s legal protection from having to perform same-sex ‘marriages’.
While hosting a gathering of homosexual and transgender activists at Speaker’s House, Mr Bercow told them: “it was a pity when the same-sex marriage [sic] legislation went through that as a way of accommodating some of the church interests there was that compromise which detracted a little bit from the concept of complete equality”.
Our parliamentary system relies upon the neutrality of the Speaker for the fair conduct of its business. With a number of contentious issues touching upon same-sex ‘marriage’ possibly up for debate in the coming Parliament, it is vital that the Speaker stops political grandstanding and instead lives up to the best traditions of neutrality in his office.
Merkel: ‘marriage is between a man and a woman’
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, voted against same-sex ‘marriage’ in the country’s recent parliamentary vote. “For me, marriage in German law is marriage between a man and a woman and that is why I did not vote in favour of this bill today”, she told reporters.
Please stand with C4M as we uphold the uniqueness of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Coalition for Marriage