The United States has always had a special relationship with England. It’s almost like that unique relationship some people are lucky enough to have when longtime friends get married and then divorce because one or both of them realize that they’re better off as friends.
The procedures and rules governing our legislative assemblies and gave rise to the U.S. Constitution didn’t just come into being. We drew inspiration from whence we came and because of that, we have more in common than certain freedoms and how we govern ourselves.
That should give us an advantage or at the very least some insight as to what the outcome would be if certain societal changes or programs are implemented. We are lucky enough to be able to look across the pond, see what they did, how it was done, and what the outcome was. This gives us the opportunity to avoid some past mistakes.
So, why are we purposefully making the same mistakes? Why are we, as a country, trying to go backwards?
This past Tuesday in Birmingham, England, High Court judge, Mr. Justice Warby, has upheld a decision made earlier this year by making the creation of an exclusion zone around the Anderton Park Primary School permanent. The purpose of this exclusion zone is to permanently ban anti-LGBT protests led by mostly Muslims who are protesting teaching students about LGBT issues alongside its existing sexual education courses.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with other questionable topics, will teach children as young as four-years-old about gender reassignment, LGBT “families”, and will also discuss challenges to religious teachings on gay sex.
Muslim community leaders and parents claim that the classes promote homosexuality, sexualize children and that some children, as young as four years old, have shown signs of confusion after being told that girls can be boys and boys can be girls. In objection to these progressive sex education classes, hundreds of Muslim parents have chosen to remove their children from school and are now opting to home-school instead.
This will only allow a temporary stay, seeing as how the government plans on controlling homeschooling as well. Legislation has been proposed that will require the parents of home-schooled children to sign a compulsory register or else face possible prosecution, all in an attempt to protect children from “dangerous influences”.
It’s going to get interesting. Europe or more specifically for this article, the UK, has always been a bit ahead of America in its acceptance on topics such as sex or gay marriage, but when it comes to shoving it in the public’s face, the US and the UK are practically on the same schedule.
I’m getting ahead of myself.
Decades of fighting for equality suddenly meets the mass migration of millions of Muslims in a place called London, where Little Mayor Kahn backed the definition put forward that defines Islamophobia as a prejudice that is ‘rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness’. Yesterday’s protected class meets today’s protected class.
What happens next in this social justice nightmare is anyone’s guess. Imagine if this happened here in America?
Sadly, you don’t have to. Teachers across America are being retrained to implement a similar agenda where the lesson of the day, every day, is social justice.
We are the great American melting pot, the land of opportunity. Where everyone is free from religious persecution, all men are created equal and freedom of conscience is a right held by everyone.
We came to America fleeing religious persecution and almost 250 years later tolerance for religious freedom, for freedom of conscience, is under attack but this time it is from within. Oppression in the guise of tolerance and inclusion is still oppression and no matter how misguided and convoluted the reasons, self-imposed segregation is still segregation.
We’ve all been hearing a lot lately that religion cannot and will not be allowed to be used as an excuse to discriminate. From where I’m standing religion is already being used as an excuse to discriminate and persecute the devout.
Allan Giberti is the host of RI Red Radio on 990WBOB.com. You can listen to Allan live on Mondays at 7pm and Tuesdays at 8pm. All times Eastern.
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