￼World News Items That Mya Have Impact On Christian Living
Collated with editorial comments
by B. Michael Bigg (MB)
Homosexual - Wrongs
In another effort to push so-called gay rights upon Christian groups and institutions,
ANGLICAN Church Grammar School students have been urged to confront the administration over a ban on boys taking gay partners to the senior formal.
A Year 12 student, who said he was not gay but that he took up the issue on behalf of his gay friends, told The Courier-Mail: “Let’s take this to the administration on the first day back next term. ... Demand an end to this oppression ... ”
The student said when he first raised the subject with a senior Churchie teacher, he was told the rules would quietly be changed provided he did not make a big deal about it.
Several students at Churchie have made it known they want to escort boyfriends to the June 19 formal, but the school is insisting they take a member of the opposite sex.
Students at private schools, particularly church or religion based institutions know what is regarded as accepted or morally right and what is not. Such a push, be it from a student or a student’s parent is an attempt to impose a person’s own point of view (the minority) upon another (the majority). That the students of Churchie are forced to go there (seeing their parents enrolled them), rather than going there on their own free will, is irrelevant. They know the rules, they know what is expected of them, just as their parents do. They have no right therefore to turn around and demand a change simply because they want it. Next thing you know, these children will be demanding that laws banning drinking and smoking be removed because they are being discriminated against (and that’s just for starters). Irrespective of the obvious Christian stance we should make on the issue, there is also the issue of common sense when it comes to children trying to dictate what is normal, acceptable and what the rules should be ... Lord of the Flies here we come.
Late - Breaking News
Full Story—http://www.news.com.au/ story/0,23599,23541472-2,00.html
THE head of the Anglican Church in Australia has backed gay and lesbian students taking same-sex partners to school formals. Anglican Archbishop Phillip Aspinall yesterday said he had no “personal objection to a school deciding to allow boys to take friends who are boys, or girls to take friends who are girls to school formals”. His comments came after it was revealed that a prestigious Brisbane school had insisted students take a member of the opposite sex to their school formal. Several students at Churchie—the Anglican Church Boys’ Grammar School—had wanted to escort their same-sex partners to the event in June, and approached a senior member of staff to raise the issue.
Stop Press - Stop Press
THE decision to ban students from escorting same sex partners to Brisbane’s Anglican Church Grammar School formal has been fully endorsed by the school council. Archbishop Phillip Aspinall is the council president but a spokesman said he took no part in the discussions. http://www.news.com.au/courier mail/story/0,23739,23625555-952,00.html