Christian Institute – December 20, 2016
Extreme ideas about ‘”changing” gender have “infiltrated” society and are pushing children down a path which threatens their mental health, a columnist has warned.
Sarah Vine said some adults in the worlds of medicine, politics and education have bowed to transsexual activists “for fear of being branded as ‘backward.'”
The result, she suggested, is that an increasing number of children are questioning their identity.
Vine made the comments as a guidebook aimed at children as young as seven claimed the phrase “boys and girls” excludes those who are “gender diverse.”
Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? is backed by Educate & Celebrate, a group that has received financial support from the government and praise from Ofsted.
She also noted that Childline had reported a spike in the number of children using its services over gender concerns.
“If there is a genuine increase in gender-fluidity among children, I believe it’s entirely man-made,” Vine wrote in the Daily Mail.
While acknowledging that some children may “genuinely feel they are in the wrong body,” she expressed concerns that “the whole conversation now takes place within a rigid structure constructed by the LGBTQ lobby.”