Christian parents in the UK have sued their son’s school and won after the six-year-old boy was labeled potentially “transphobic.”
Nigel and Sally Rowe first noticed that there was an issue after their son came home from his Isle of Wight primary school confused about boys who say that they are girls.
“For a child, it’s very confusing because they’ll go to school, and he’ll be taught one thing,” Nigel told Fox News. “And then he’ll think, ‘That’s not what my mommy and daddy were saying when I get home, and mommy and daddy are saying this.'”
Nigel continued, “To cut a long story short, in the school, when our boys were six years of age, in the classroom one of their friends decided to transition from being a boy to a girl. It was just announced to the kids. And therefore, when we heard, we objected to that.”
The parents said that things really hit the fan when the Church of England primary school did not consult with parents about the transgender student, but simply announced it to the class.
When they took their concerns to the school, they say that they were met with a “cold” response. After the meeting, they were sent a letter by the school that accused them and their son of potential “transphobic behavior.”
“In the letter, one of the paragraphs stated that we would be deemed ‘transphobic’ if we did not adhere to that belief; if we did not recognize a child can change his gender,” Nigel told Fox. “But then my son, at the age of six, would also be deemed to be ‘transphobic’ if he didn’t use the correct pronouns or recognize the other child to be a little boy or little girl.”
The Rowe’s linked up with the Christian Legal Centre and filed a lawsuit against the school.
Fox reports that the government agreed to settle the case last week. The Rowes were awarded “£22,000 in legal costs, which they are donating to CLC, and the government also committed to reform.”
The Rowe’s now homeschool their children.