Monday, 28 March 2011

Catch 'em early

As you can imagine, Pink News is my favourite news outlet. I was particularly intrigued by this article which includes the memorable sentence:

Young people could be asked if they can define themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, queer, pansexual, genderqueer, a sexual, pan-romantic or trisexual.


But this is not something Pink News has invented: this is guidance offered by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

And just to be really clear, this is about schools being required to ask these questions of children from the age of 11 up.

In particular, schools are forbidden from suggesting that any pubescent or adolescent emotional phase may be just that - a phase. Never mind the evidence on the development of children, never mind the common experience of most of us - the ideology is clear: we want kids to commit to being queer early and for that commitment to be supported in every possible way.

We live in terrible times.

Prayers are essential.

H/t John Smeaton

5 comments:

Left-footer said...

Could anyone have imagined this 50 years ago, apart from Aldous Huxley?

God help our children.

sanabituranima said...

:(

Patricius said...

I wonder why they have left paedophile of the list? If, as they appear to imply, these things are determined why don't they include that one. Not prejudiced against them are they?

A Reluctant Sinner said...

Frightening!

I found the story on the Daily Mail - which, I guess, has a very different readership to the Pink News!

I also commented on it, especially since Pope Benedict XVI warned us about this sort of thing last Christmas.

This whole EHRC commissioned report seems to be a paedophile's charter.

Ben Trovato said...

Yes, and a few more things worthy of note: they are asked to 'define' themselves, not just describe themselves...

And things they might choose to define themselves as (say 'kids', or even 'heterosexual') do not feature...