Vishnitz Girls School, a private girls school in London, England with 212 students between ages 3 and 8 is in danger of being shut down by the state after three inspections performed by the Office for Standard in Education cited the school for failure to teach its students about sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
It seems that in England, teaching the LGBT agenda is a basic requirement, like math, reading, and science, and even trumps the excellent education these girls are receiving in all other areas, according to the inspection. The inspectors even insist that the school is, “clearly focused on teaching pupils to respect everybody, regardless of beliefs and lifestyle.”
But, that is not enough. The students, remember these are elementary school girls aged 3 to 8, must be taught about sexual orientation and gender reassignment. They are not being taught these matters because this is an orthodox Jewish school and these concepts are contrary to orthodox Jewish faith, not to mention inappropriate for elementary aged girls. No matter. The school, which the inspectors recognize as in every other way an excellent institution of education, may be forced to close.
Oh, and I love this: The state inspectors conclude that the failure of the school to teach its elementary girls about sexual orientation and gender reassignment, “restricts pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and does not promote equality of opportunity in ways that take account of differing lifestyles.”
Get that? The state is deciding that a school inspired by the four to five centuries old Jewish tradition is restricting its students spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Of course, one would think that one of the purposes of a Jewish school is to instruct its students in Jewish spirituality and morality. But, the state, ever insistent on teaching tolerance, will not tolerate such a restrictive curriculum.
According to the Equality Act of 2010, homosexuality and transgenderism are protected classes. It is on this basis that the state is requiring even religious schools to comply with their interpretation of the law by teaching sexual orientation and gender reassignment to all students, even at the elementary level. If they fail to do so, they will be forced to close. It would actually be a crime for them to continue to stay open as a school. Of course, religion is also a protected class under the Equality Act of 2010, but the state is here making it clear that concern for teaching sexual orientation and gender reassignment, under the guise of protecting homosexuals and transgenders from elementary school girls, trumps any concern about protecting the religious faith and tradition of these girls and their faculty.
Be Christ for all. Bring Christ to all. See Christ in all.