Archbishop Of Canterbury Refuses To Scrap Schools Guidance That Affirms ‘Transgender’ Five Year-Olds

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Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury, has rejected calls to scrap the Church of England’s trans guidance which affirms transgenders as young as five years old and brands dissenters ‘transphobic’

In an open letter, Nigel and Sally Rowe called on the Archbishop to scrap the CofE’s “Valuing All God’s Children” (VAGC) guidance, which covers nearly 5,000 primary schools. 

The Daily Sceptic reports: The letter was sent following the Rowes’ legal victory against the Department for Education (DfE) in September, which led to a £22,000 settlement for legal costs and a commitment from the Government to reform its transgender policies.

As part of the case, the parents presented international expert evidence to the DfE which revealed how transgender affirming policies lead to “catastrophic outcomes” for gender confused children.

The Rowes had taken legal action against the DfE after they and their six-year-old son were labelled “transphobic” by a CofE primary school  on the Isle of Wight for refusing to “believe” in transgender affirming policies.

The Rowes made clear in their letter to Justin Welby that when they raised concern with the CofE’s Portsmouth Diocesan Board of Education in 2017, the VAGC guidance was used to dismiss and shut down their complaints.

The Rowes raised alarm that the CofE was continuing to endorse the VAGC guidance which they said says that children as young as five years old should be affirmed by Church of England schools if they wish to identify as the opposite sex.

This year, then Attorney General, Suella Braverman, stated that such a transgender affirming approach taken by the school and the Church of England, is not supported by law.

A petition calling for the guidance to be scrapped has since been signed by over 15,000 people.

In response to the Rowes’ open letter and subsequent national media attention, last month the CofE’s Chief Education Officer, Nigel Genders, published a contradictory statement on the CofE’s website claiming that VAGC in no way affirms primary school children in gender confusion.

However, on page 20 of VAGC, the guidance states:

In creating a school environment that promotes dignity for all and a call to live fulfilled lives as uniquely gifted individuals, pupils will be equipped to accept difference of all varieties and be supported to accept their own gender identity or sexual orientation and that of others. In order to do this it will be essential to provide curriculum opportunities where difference is explored, same-sex relationships, same-sex parenting and transgender issues may be mentioned as a fact in some people’s lives.

This statement is on a page specifically addressing issues for CofE primary schools, and therefore the treatment of pupils as young as five years old.

The paragraph states that children as young as five: “should be supported to accept their own gender identity”. It also states that transgender issues “may be mentioned as a fact in some people’s lives.” The next paragraph goes on to make this even clearer by saying: “Children should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgement or derision.” This section cannot be read as anything other than advocating affirming children as young as five if they wish to identify as the opposite gender.

The VAGC guidance also states (on page 14):

Schools must not discriminate (either directly or indirectly) against gender variant pupils, pupils who are perceived to be gender variant or pupils with trans parents. In the context of a school, indirect discrimination could include an inflexible uniform policy that creates a particular difficulty for trans pupils.

Mr. Genders also claimed in his statement that VAGC has been in no way influenced by transgender charity, Mermaids, who are now under investigation by the Charity Commission, following links to the endorsement of ‘chest binders’ and links to paedophilia.


  1. Satan must reside at the vatican and I don’t believe an exorcism would work, so it may have to be burned.

  2. The Anglican Church is a false church as the Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Methodist and Presbyterian churches are. They are false churches that support false teachings, all but the Catholic allow Gay and lesbian Ministers to prove they are false. So this article is not surprising.

    • So many take the name of the Lord in vain. If these imposters had bothered to read the teaching of the One they claim, they would see how disobedient they are.

      • You seem to know the true meaning of “taking the Lords name in vain” It was not about cursing, it was about false preaching…you have the truth!

    • I suspect we’re going to learn that all the denominations & other world religions are false & were created by the satanic cabal to keep people away from the truth of God & from a relationship with Him.

      • Most were created and now kept by Satan, that is true. If they teach anything other then the scripture it is a false faith or denomination. Its pretty easy for true Christians to tell, Jesus said to test the teachings…are they His? Clearly Catholicism was created to keep people away from Jesus, but many still found Him.

  3. It’s interesting that they serve science which isn’t an English word, it’s some ancient language and means in English witch or wizards, which the Bible teaches ur evil and to be spurned.
    But that’s them.
    On the other side if rhe coin it is obvious that there are now, thanks to various scientific creations, a lot of people being born who are actually really hormonally disturbed and chromosomally imbalanced, in effect transgender. That is a fact of science now.
    Maybe by design Quite possibly.

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