The BBC—teaching British school children to celebrate “more than 100 genders”

The BBC shamelessly opens a Pandora’s Box of gender confusion and sexual immorality, corrupting young, vulnerable minds—and schools are following their lead.

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Published: 14 November 2019 (GMT+10)
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Gender confusion arises when God’s clear instructions about His creation of male and female (Genesis 1:27) are ignored.

The BBC have released nine online videos titled “The Big Talk” for use in British schools as part of the UK’s new Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum, which came into force in September 2019.1 In these films, typically running to four minutes, children are taught that sex is unrelated to gender, that people can go to prison for “being disrespectful or hateful” (to others with different sexual orientations), and that there are “over 100 different gender identities.” Yes, you read that correctly, more than 100 gender identities have now been coined to cater for every possible choice that certain people have made regarding their sexuality. It was widely reported in the UK media that the BBC encourages “celebration” of this plethora of genders (see also our previous article, Celebrating gender confusion). To question this ideology is now considered rank heresy. However, the BBC’s teaching will only sow further confusion in our society. The unpalatable truth is that a radical, dangerous philosophy is now being forced upon the young and vulnerable as part of the advancement of an extreme political ideology. It is of grave concern that the BBC is preaching this new ‘all-inclusive doctrine’ to children as young as 9–12 years of age. However, they have no lower age limit in practice. The Coalition for Marriage reports children as young as four are being instructed in transgenderism2—this is a gravely concerning situation.

Genesis Creation is foundational

Shocking though this may be to many readers, it’s crucial that people are aware of what is being taught in our schools. The material in the BBC videos should concern any parent or teacher who cares about the mental well-being of children, especially those seeking to raise children in accordance with biblical standards. Genesis 1:26-28 reveals that God created people as male and female in His image. Adam and Eve were the first married couple in Scripture, and Jesus Himself affirmed the Bible’s definition of marriage as one woman for one man for life (Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-8). Any behaviour that transgresses these clear biblical guidelines is quite contrary to the teaching of the Apostle Paul in Scripture (Romans 1:24–28). However, in the BBC videos, school children are encouraged to transgress the clear standards of God’s Word and to celebrate this behaviour. This is to light the fuse of a cultural and moral time-bomb.

Introducing the videos

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The BBC is at the forefront in promoting extreme gender ideology to UK primary (elementary) schools

In an introductory video by PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) specialist Kate Daniels, she claims that children will find out about sexuality online from harmful sources, so teaching must be conducted within a safe environment. The desire to protect young minds from harmful online content is laudable, as is the need to provide teaching and dialogue with trusted adults. However, the RSE teaching itself is harmful. Each video is introduced with a child describing how questions were discussed in class and selected for the program. We’ll start with the last video as the preceding ones lead up to the ‘bomb-shell’ revelations in this final program.

Video: “Identity—understanding sexual and gender identities”

The question is asked, “What’s the difference between sex and gender?” 3 Thus, the underlying assumption is that there is a key difference between these two words. A teacher called Kirsty states:

“… sex would be the body parts that you’re born with … [sometimes] your feelings are the same as the body parts that you have and sometimes they can be different.”

Head teacher Billy adds that,

“gender … is who you maybe are on the inside, but the sex of your body tends to be whether you are a man or a woman, a boy or a girl … ”

These statements are not based on science, but are driven by a political agenda. CMI has refuted such faulty thinking, which confuses young minds. Sex and gender are synonymous, whereas questions of identity are psychologically based. Recently, Canadian academic Christopher Dummitt, a leader in the field of historical gender studies, bluntly admitted: “Everyone was (and is) making it up. That’s how the gender-studies field works.”4 Dummit confesses that his field is driven by the underlying, unproven, ideological belief that gender is socially constructed, that it is non-binary (i.e. not restricted to male and female), and that traditional masculinity empowers men to oppress women. Such thinking has dominated the liberal arts in Western academic institutions since the 1990s. But such an ideology Dummit admits is “bankrupt”, not based on biological fact.

Gender confusion

The next question is “What are the different gender identities?” Head teacher Kyra replies with enthusiasm, “That’s a really, really exciting question to ask!” However, it is far from exciting because, normally, children don’t even think to ask such questions. They readily recognize there are just two genders, male and female. ‘RSE’ teacher Kate Daniels answers with a revelation:

“Do you know, there are so many gender identities! So we know we’ve got male and female, but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now. So we know that some people may feel that they are two different genders. So people might think that they are bi-gender. And then you’ve got some people who call themselves ‘gender-queer’, who just like—‘I don’t want to be anything in particular, I’m just going to be me!’”

That such an answer should be given to a child by a trusted adult, is highly concerning, and runs the significant risk of leading him/her to confusion and psychological damage.

The next question asked by a young girl is: “What do you think transgender means?” Leo, a ‘transgender health worker’, replies, “The definition of transgender means, someone who doesn’t identify with the gender that they were assigned with at birth”. Leo is then asked, “When do people feel like they want to change gender?” and answers:

“So for me personally, when I was growing up, because I’m a transgender man … I always just felt, really uncomfortable … when I looked in the mirror, that I was seeing the wrong person … [and since] living as a man … all the pieces in my life fit now … making more sense”.

None of Leo’s statements are challenged, but are met with nodding approval by the children, who look uncomfortable. The way the question is framed and the way Leo uses the word ‘gender’ contradicts Bill and Kyra’s earlier definition of gender, as an internal feeling, not restricted to biological sex. In which case, to change gender would be as easy as changing one’s mind! So, in this segment, we see that sex and gender are actually being treated synonymously—thus contradicting the claim that gender must be understood separately to sex. Sex reassignment surgery, alluded to in the video, is drastic and life-changing—operations seldom if ever bring the relief so longed for by those seeking solutions to their psychological problems.

Confusing identity and orientation

The next question moves seamlessly from gender identity to sexual orientation, without distinguishing between psychology and practice. The children ask Leo: “Why are there so many letters in LGBTQ?” Leo spells out what the five letters stand for, making for uncomfortable viewing: “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer.” A dad called Michael adds, “‘Q’ stands for queer and questioning”. By opening the door to alternate sexual orientations, who becomes arbitrator of this ever growing list? The sexual revolution, started within academia, has thrown wide the door to accepting ever-increasing behavioural aberrations.

Leo is asked, “does everyone have a sexual orientation?” to which the answer is given, “yes everyone.” He lists various permutations, including “a-sexual”, explained as someone without sexual attraction. The next question, “Why are some people gay or lesbian?” reveals the position of head teacher Kyra, who answers in the first-person:

“As you grow up, and you get older, and you start to think, ‘actually I really like that person’—in a slightly different way than you do normally to your friends. You might at that point realise, that actually, the person you like is of the same sex as you. And that’s when you start to know that you indeed might be gay, you might be lesbian, depending on the sex that you feel that relationship with. So, I am a head teacher, and I am a gay head teacher. So I’m in a same-sex relationship—so I’m married to my wife. And it’s about the love that you have for that person, that makes you realise actually, I may be gay, or I may be a lesbian.”

It is very surprising that a headteacher should be personally espousing homosexuality to young children, but it’s happening now, in our schools. The last question of the video drives home that contradicting this doctrine makes one a social outcast, “Do you have any friends that are gay or lesbian?” to which mum Rachel replies: “Yeah, wow, of course! … I think our family have lots of friends from all different walks of life … Anyone is welcome in our home—as long as they’re kind!” This likely carries the implication that, if you don’t agree, you are unkind, and therefore unwelcome.

Video: “Body image—what is perfect?”

Children ask, what is ‘body image’? Leo explains she was born female, but now lives as a ‘man’ (presumably, after sex reassignment surgery). The discussion, oddly, is focussed on freedom to wear make-up. Growing up as a woman, Leo confessed to “really enjoying wearing make-up”. When Leo came out as a ‘trans-man’ it concerned Leo that “wearing make-up wasn’t something that boys do”. Leo says, “but then I realized, boys can do whatever they want—so I’m gonna wear make-up!” It appears that, on the day of filming, Leo appeared masculine, sporting a moustache, black t-shirt, jeans and trainers. The children listening to Leo nod approvingly. The normalization of transgenderism is not something to be celebrated with children.

Within the same video, the conversation then switches, insidiously, from make-up to plastic surgery. Children ask, “Do some people want to get plastic surgery to have body parts bigger or smaller?” Teacher Kirsty explains that, if someone is not “comfortable with their body as they start to grow up … when they are older they … might decide to get some things changed … [after a] lot of consideration”. This is dangerously irresponsible advice to give to a minor, showing complete disregard to children’s physical and emotional welfare. Head teacher Billy offers all-embracing sentiments that to be “truly happy” is to accept “who you are” and that someone who “really loves you, loves you for the person you are, rather than for the outside appearance.” But surely, love should warn and reprove; to encourage children to accept harmful behaviour without question is not loving.

Teacher discussion notes involve class activities, including an art exhibition, “celebrating the beauty of diversity in all its forms (could be focused on body image).” Thus, the children would be required to celebrate all kinds of unbiblical and ungodly practices, regardless of their conscience, family or religious backgrounds.

Video: “What is sexual health?”

Here, the teachers promote unrestrained sexual behaviour, without reference to abstinence, sexual purity, or life-long commitment in marriage.5 A young girl asks head teacher Kyra, “Can you get ill from having sex?” Kyra replies:

“ … yes you can … If it’s your first time, or it’s a new relationship, you may not know much about that person. And you can carry what’s called sexually-transmitted diseases. And you wouldn’t know that; nobody wears a badge that says that they’ve got it—you may not even know.”

The segment then cuts to Shane, a male teacher addressing two young girls with ‘advice’ on how to avoid contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). His ‘advice’ (using explicit language which we’ll refrain from repeating here) avoids any mention of abstinence, sexual purity, or life-long commitment in marriage.

PHSE teacher Kate is asked by a young boy, “How do clinics or doctors know that people have STIs?” Kyra answers in the second-person, “If you” when “you’re older” feel there is “something wrong” then “you go to the clinic” and “get those checks done for you”. Tragically, sexual promiscuity is being normalised and promoted to young children. The consequences of such lifestyles are presented as merely being a matter for the health professionals, without regard for how it might harm young lives or further erode society.

Video: “Sex—what it’s all about?”

This segment is an explicit discussion of sexuality, avoiding any reference to morality and marriage. Much of what is discussed is too graphic to remotely consider as being ‘age appropriate’ for the children.6 Furthermore, same-sex activity is celebrated as a perfectly normal lifestyle. The video ends with the question, “How do some teenage girls get babies so early?” The answer given is that it’s not because of immorality but because of failing to take the “right precautions”. The question of legal age of consent is briefly explained as being 16 years old.

Video: “Different families, same love.”

The first question asked is, “How many types of family are there?” 7 A mum called Rachel replies with the absurdity, “Millions and trillions of types of family”. She explains to two children, one presumably her own, that she didn’t give birth to the children in her family, but that nevertheless, “we are a very strong family … [but] you could have two dads that are a family, or two mums”. To the question, “Can two people of the same sex have a baby?” head teacher Kirsty replies:

“People of the same sex can have a baby. They might go to an adoption agency, or they might foster a baby, or there’s different routes that they might go down in having a baby.”

These “other routes” are left undefined. The segment cuts to teacher Kyra, who explains, “two women, that are in a gay relationship, or two men that are in a gay relationship, equally have such a lot to offer and would really like to have the opportunity to have a child.” The video then cuts to head teacher Billy, who explains he is friends with a lesbian couple who are raising a boy and girl. This normalization of numerous family-types is quite contrary to Scripture’s teaching about families (e.g. Genesis 1:28, 2:23; Exodus 20:12; Psalm 127:3-5; 128:3; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:2). Not only that, but it is giving the children the impression that the LGBTQ behaviour being presented is common, whereas it is rare, perhaps only 1% of couples wanting to raise children. A family consisting of mum, dad and the kids is still by far the norm, which is not the impression being given to the children who are the target of this indoctrination.

Video: “Respecting myself and others”.

The first question is “what is respect?”8 The answers given are so generalised that no one can take issue:

  • “being able to accept everybody for exactly who they are.”
  • “treating someone the way that you would want them to treat you.”

But as with the rest of this video series, viewers are being set-up. The next question is a loaded one, “why do some people hate others because they are different?” Mum Rachel explains that people shouldn’t hate anyone because of the colour of their skin for example—we all agree. Then a trap is set for the viewer, as Leo explains:

“People write some horrible things on the internet about transgender people. But I know those people just don’t know any better yet and that they would say mean things about anybody that they don’t understand.”

What those “horrible things” were is unstated. But as Christians we would denounce such “horrible things”, we are commanded to always “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). PHSE teacher Kate delivers a death knell for free speech, stating:

“people can go to prison, if it’s shown that they are being disrespectful or hateful to people because of a difference that that person perceives.”

Indeed, there have been cases of heavy-handed police responses to street preachers who, upon being questioned about their beliefs, simply declared the biblical perspective on marriage. Others have had careers destroyed for holding biblical standards.9 That school children are being conditioned and manipulated in this way is deeply concerning. The next question is designed to fix in the viewer’s mind the take-home message: “Why is being gay an insult?” It is a leading question, however, and the correct response would simply be that people should not be insulted, for any reason. Head teacher Kyra replies:

“So you might not understand what it is to be gay, but you respect it, because you recognize that everybody is different … That’s what respect is about, its being able to recognize the differences. Celebrate them, and think, wow, that’s amazing, you’re absolutely incredible! I don’t understand it, but I do respect it. So it’s a huge word, ‘respect’, and it’s something integral to being a great person in society … ”

Here the equivocation is seen in conflating disagreement with ‘hate’, and ‘respect’ with celebrating behaviours that one disagrees with. These ideas are not the same, leading to conflicts of conscience, curbing of the freedom of speech, and the imposition of totalitarianism.

The Fallout has begun

The consequences of this video series and the new RSE curriculum are being felt already, and look to get worse. The new government curriculum has allowed LGBTQ activists to infiltrate education to an alarming degree, focusing on primary (elementary) children. For instance, the ‘No Outsiders’ programme is a radical teaching course promoting LGBTQ doctrine to schools. In March 2019, this led to mass protests outside the gates of a Birmingham school (UK), mainly by Muslim parents who were concerned about the indoctrination of their children with homosexuality, contrary to their firmly held religious convictions.10 This was a big story in the UK’s national news. Similar things are happening in other western countries.

Recently, two ten year-old Christian school children, Kaysey and Farrell, were severely punished for asking to be excluded from LGBTQ-month-inspired lessons and the school’s ‘pride-march’. Christian Concern has taken up their case.11 They were held in isolation for five hours, before being expelled for five days, a punishment normally reserved for pupils who have physically assaulted teachers or have committed some other serious offence. The girls have not been able to return to that school, due to safeguarding issues surrounding their brave stand. The first-hand testimony of Kaysey is heart-rending to watch and is available on YouTube.12 She explains that other pupils felt distressed at the LGBTQ teaching in subjects as diverse as maths, English, and sports. They were even forced to watch videos promoting the sex reassignment of a young girl transitioning to become a ‘boy’. Furthermore, parents were not informed about the lesson content that was shown to their children.

Driven to pray—and resist!

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The response of concerned Christians should be, firstly, to pray, and to prayerfully and wisely resist.

Of course, what has been related in this article, while specific to the UK, is being mirrored in many other western nations. It should drive Christians to their knees in prayer. But it has been a long time coming, with the warning signals having been seen a long time ago. The spiritual state of western nations reflects the spiritual state of the Church, which allowed unbiblical thinking to erode theological foundations. When the mainstream Church forsook the history in Genesis in favour of evolutionary thinking, many decades ago, the moral authority based on the historical reality of humankind’s creation (Genesis 1 and 2) was lost. We must boldly and bravely insist that man was created male and female—equally in the image of God—that this is the fundamental basis for marriage, sexual ethics, and gender identity.

What can Christians do, now that the floodgates of ungodliness and anti-biblical thinking have been opened wide? Christians must pray for their nations, for political leaders, Christian leaders, teachers and many more in positions of authority and influence (2 Chronicles 7:14). Christian parents should carefully consider how they act when their children face such indoctrination contrary to their faith. For instance, the Birmingham schools’ protests, mentioned above resulted in the ‘No Outsiders’ programme being pulled from the curriculum (although there are other moves to restore it). There is every place for peaceful, civil protest, and for parents to make their feelings known to their representatives on town councils, in local and national government and so on.

Should Christian parents consider alternatives to state-run schools, such as Christian schools or home-schooling? This is becoming an ever more attractive option. At least for now, it is still a legal option to home-school in many countries (though not strictly legal in all European countries). Whatever choices parents make, CMI seeks to support parents and educators by providing many Christian based educational materials—see for example CMI’s Parent’s Corner.13 It is clear that Christians need to make their voices heard, to stand up and be counted, despite the cost, as society increasingly turns away from biblical standards. But Christ has promised, “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). As the darkness becomes more intense, so shall the light shine even brighter—“Come Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

References and notes

  1. RSE KS2: The Big Talk, bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks2-the-big-talk/zn8f7nb; accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  2. Anon, Relationships education lessons teach transgenderism to 4-year-olds—but not marriage, Coalition for Marriage, c4m.org.uk/relationships-education-lessons-teach-transgenderism-to-4-year-olds-but-not-marriage, 4 October 2019; accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  3. RSE KS2: Identity—understanding sexual and gender identities, bbc.co.uk/teach (see ref. 1); accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  4. Dummitt, C., Confessions of a Social Constructionist, quillette.com/2019/09/17/i-basically-just-made-it-up-confessions-of-a-social-constructionist, 17 September 2019; accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  5. RSE KS2: What is sexual health? bbc.co.uk/teach (see ref. 1); accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  6. RSE KS2: Sex - what it’s all about? bbc.co.uk/teach (see ref. 1); accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  7. RSE KS2: Different families, same love, bbc.co.uk/teach (see ref. 1); accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  8. RSE KS2: Respecting myself and others, bbc.co.uk/teach (see ref. 1); accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  9. Christian Concern (UK) has a considerable archive of cases involving arrests of street preachers for supposed ‘hate crimes’ and dismissals from public-sector jobs, for taking a biblical stand regarding homosexual practice. See the following document: Case Summaries 2006–2015, Christian Legal Centre, pp. 1–68, archive.christianconcern.com/sites/default/files/clc_case_summaries_v7.pdf; accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  10. Anon, Parents withdraw 600 children from Birmingham school over LGBT lessons, christian.org.uk/news/parents-withdraw-600-children-from-birmingham-school-over-lgbt-lessons/, 5 Mar 2019; accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  11. Anon, Over 33,000 back 10-year-olds excluded for LGBT stand, christianconcern.com, 25 September 2019; accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.
  12. 10-year-old Kaysey takes a stand against LGBT ideology being taught at a UK primary school, 29 July 2019, youtube.com/watch?v=bHDM22dCd8Y; accessed 23 September 2019. Return to text.
  13. Carter, N., Wuehler, D., Beechick, R. & Wilson, T., Teaching multiple ages in the homeschool, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, creation.com/teaching-multiple-ages-in-the-homeschool; accessed 6 November 2019. Return to text.

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Readers’ comments

Gina T.
God help us.
Danny B.
I was concerned when my son had a sex education class in grade six that told him he should have sex 'when he feels ready' but did not mention the age of consent. I called the education department and asked them their policy on teaching the age of consent. The man in charge told me he didn't know the departments policy and that I would have to contact the United Nations, as they dictate Australian education policy. True story.
Rodney P.
We Christians are amazed at how deceived and absurd the world has become - and it is the "educated" elite leading in this absurdity! We are witnessing what happens when God gives people up to their vile passions after they have turned their backs on Him, refusing to recognize Him as their Creator - just as described by the Apostle Paul in Romans 1:25-27 (NKJV) 25 "...who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions."
Geoff C. W.
In fact, the word 'gender' is another example of words having their meaning re-assigned by these misguided people ('marriage' and 'gay' are two others). Gender is (or was) a grammatical term used to describe masculine, feminine or neuter (and possibly other) classifications of things (nouns). Just ask the French, whose nouns are all either masculine or feminine. For example, a table is feminine in French. This obviously has nothing to do with the table's sex. In English, we have masculine pronouns (he, him), feminine pronouns (she, her) and neuter pronouns (it). Having redefined 'gender', what do we now call these classifications of pronouns?
Steven F.
Homosexuals have been deliberately targeting children for indoctrination into their lifestyle for decades. Remember "Daddy's Roommate," and "Heather Has Two Mommies" from the late 80s - early 90s? And they have been supernaturally effective at achieving their political goals. We face the same danger with transgenderism. What is next? Pedophelia? As Mark Dice says, "Oh wait, what's this!" They already have TED Talks out defending it. And NAMBLA has been around since the 70's. We live in an evil world! Come quickly Lord Jesus!
S H.
I actually started recording what goes on the BBC online news front page (21 August to 8 November). In my estimation there have been at least 64 pro-LGBT stories. Three of these were attacking faith groups directly. All of the 64 stories were either pro-LGBT or about LGBT people being victims with no 'reply', except in the case of 2 articles where alternative options to the LGBT agenda were offered. One of those was antagonistic towards that alternative (Christian) viewpoint. Most of these LGBT news stories were in the highlighted 'Featured' or 'Must See' or 'Newsbeat' (for young people) sections. At the same time there were 7 'faith' stories on the front page, of which three were vaguely Christian. One of these was a video from a project valuing and transforming young people that is Christian but this wasn't mentioned. Additionally, a widely reported paper on how hundreds of transgender young people want to transition back was not featured at all on the BBC news site. It was on Sky news.

So that's an apparent ratio of 64:7 (LGBT to faith) on the front page alone in around 2 1/2 months. If we only look at the percentages of LGBT to faith groups (let alone Christians) in the UK we can see the ratios are way out of balance. To provide fair coverage there should have been at the absolute minimum an equal number of pro-faith stories or where people of faith have been victimised (eg. 64 features or many more). Instead there were simply 7 stories involving faith. With this evidence it would be hard not to conclude that the BBC is both intentionally promoting LGBT and intentionally undermining faith, especially Christianity and its influence, voice and rights.
Angela C.
This is extremely disturbing that they’re teaching such young children immoral doctrine. And even more concerning that it’s forced teaching. I wonder what is taught in the US. When I was growing up it wasn’t until around 9th grade (or maybe high school) (and this is around early 2000s, like 2002-3) we had a class on general sex education, it didn’t have anything on perceived sex orientation, but just taught anatomy, age of consent, inappropriate behavior (especially in dangerous settings like an adult saying inappropriate things to a young person) and included information about STDs. It also included teaching abstinence. And this was public school and it wasn’t taught until kids were older —not at elementary level. And it was still optional, parents were notified and could choose to have their kid opt out of the class.

It’s crazy that in such a short time things are changing so drastically. Praying for UK and people of faith in our world today.
Chuck R.
Another example of why the 1st Commandment is the most important Commandment.
When we turn our backs on God, we open the doors to all types of perversions.
Stephen .
This is a great article about very disturbing subject matter. It shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a ruling "elite" in the world which largely controls the educational, legal and political systems of many nations, along with the mass media. That group is hostile to Christianity, to say the least. The origins of this group go back to ancient times. However, this "mystery Babylon" will meet its end ( Rev. 17:3-6, Rev. 18: 1-3,NIV). Satan knows he has but a short time.
Thomas G.
How do we confront this.
Philip Bell
What we should not agree to do is refrain (or shy away) from discussing this issue with other people. Of course, one must do so with respect and tact. Nevertheless, the fact that many non-Christians and even a number of journalists have voiced opposition to this move by the BBC (e.g. see the video link within the comment by Stephen S., November 15th) is surely encouragement not to take such moves lying down. And, of course, Christians need to be much in prayer for the nations in which they live, the judiciary, those in public services, the political leaders (and members of the opposition parties), public broadcasters, etc. See especially 1 Timothy 2:1-4, also bearing in mind Romans 13:1-7. And the principles outlined in 2 Chronicles 7:14 should be embraced too.
Egil W.
Sad and bad news from BBC there.
I think it will be a very important thing for Creation-based ministries to educate masses far and wide on how male and female are the two natural genders of Man, and that we can see this on very many levels of biology from conception to birth, from birth to maturity, etc, - and probably also in behavioral trends (even though culture and place may come to be the modifying factor here).

So what can conditioning (through means of say, propaganda-light) do to peoples inner emotions? Has the West now ‘educated itself into imbecility’, Is the West now, - not any longer a place of tolerance where disagreeing groups agrees to continue their thing on their own turf, agreeing to disagree, - but a sphere pushing pro-Secularistic ideology that are to bring its unity and secure its citizens by letting them know what is now acceptable to feel, think and say?

With only 2 categories of human genitals/reproductive organs, - male and female, - the ideas about 98 additional genders, is totaly without any reference to reality.

So, somebody must have miscalculated this awfully wrong.

But if their criterion is simply ‘someone feels that way and strongly so’, why did they leave out the criminal ones?

The criminal sexual ‘identities’ have just as much, that is little, ie no, evidence to them being ‘genders’. No actual reference to reality in them.
Are they included in the proposed 100?
Excluded?

If excluded, for which reasons? Purely emotional ones, or by trying to think how it would look if let loose in society?
Stephen S.
I consider this [Good Morning Britain segment] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDT-Yj5n6zE to be a positive response to this madness (aside from the fact that it normalizes the "transitioned" person being interviewed along with the BBC representative). It is an example of a main-stream UK media program (albeit not a BBC program) viewing the whole idea as the nonsense and rubbish that it is.
[Ed. normally, our feedback rules disallow publishing external videos On this occasion, a rare exception has been made; it is encouraging to see vocal criticism of the BBC's 100+ gender ideology from a mainstream British broadcaster]
David G.
We let this happen! How? When we (the general population of 'ordinary' people) unthinkingly followed the lead of the media, and substituted 'gender' for 'sex', perhaps thinking that 'gender' was more polite than the word 'sex'. Of course, it is not. But we all went along. We calmly accepted it and filled in government and other forms that asked for our 'gender', we didn't say a thing. We used 'gender' forgetting that it was a grammatical term not a social or biological one, not even caring, I daresay. And now it comes home to roost. The solution? It starts with sticking to 'sex' to identify the sexual aspect of living beings. If a form asks for your 'gender' you don't have one. You have a sex. I cross out the word 'gender' on forms and write sex. If they're on-line I decline to fill in that box and complain to the form's publisher. And, I keep going doing that.
Robert R.
Christians: Be aware that these are tangible signs of last days. These things, and worse, are bound to happen. The scriptures have plainly spoken of this.

Let us remember the prophetic word of the Lord in Isaiah 5:20,21: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

2 Timothy 3 New King James Version (Perilous Times and Perilous Men):
3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, ]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

We must by all means resist and oppose these evils, but also rejoice for the as the world grows increasingly dark so the closeness of our Redeemer approaches.
Maranatha.
Richard M.
No wonder so many school children are lacking in confidence and insecure.
Increasingly the BBC is out of control and run by fanatics who are obsessed with distorted and harmful views about human sexuality. Shame on them.
Kyle M.
Don't just point the finger at schools, politicians have set the curriculum and people not speaking out makes things worse. Has anyone checked out what Canadian public libraries are doing on the LGBTQ+?
Wisconsin Christian News has articles on the subject - here is one link to an article on Canada's libraries [link deleted per feedback rules]
Richard P.
It is good that the article made reference to Genesis 1:27, which is "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them."
Gavin Cox will almost certainly also be aware, but readers around the world may not be, that this verse was also referred to in a recent employment tribunal. A UK medical doctor of 30 years experience objected to being required to use "trangender pronouns", citing his Christian faith, and this Scripture in particular. In dismissing his case the tribunal stated "Belief in Genesis 1:27 ... is incompatible with human dignity". [Evangelical Times, November 2019]
Incompatible with human dignity! What!? I daresay there is no verse in the whole Bible (not even Psalm 8:5), and no philosophy elsewhere in the world, that is more affirmative of human dignity! We are all made in the image of God! By contrast, the stampeding philosophy of evolution is not only destroying human dignity, but rendering it meaningless. If we are nothing more than arbitrary arrangements of atoms, produced by blind chance from a chemical ooze, and fated to vanish unlamented by evolving into something superior, then the idea of human dignity does not even begin to make sense. We have no more dignity than a bacterium, or a rock.
René M.
I, like many others here, find these trends deeply concerning. Sometimes I feel powerless, because of the sheer overwhelming force the other side appears to have. What's worse is that they seem immune against arguments and reason, and even worse than that: won't listen to what God has to say about these matters. Actually, I don't even think this "battle", or the one over abortion or assisted suicide for that matter, ultimately can be won with arguments. The other side doesn't care about arguments. They know abortion kills human life, and they know a man is a man and a woman is a woman. They don't need evidence (but they'll rely on "evidence" when it helps their case). The whole thing is a smokescreen and we keep falling for it by looking for more and better arguments. The only logic they follow is the one that follows from their starting point, which does not include the God of the Bible.

More to the point: I think saying 1) "The kids are too young", or 2) "It isn't a school's purpose" or 3) "It shouldn't be forced on them" won't do. Number one can be dodged by simply moving the program to a later stage. Number two: we don't have a Biblical definition of school or the role of school and what they should and should not teach. Three: wouldn't traditional teaching on marriage and sexuality also be considered "forced"? The law of Moses tells parents to teach kids all kinds of stuff. Is that "forcing"? Is "forcing" always wrong? Does God "force" things on us?

Ultimately, what we need is for people to be born again, and this has to be a work of God in evangelism. I get that people want to protect their children and conserve the good of a society, but both sides are not fighting on the same plane and are not using the same kind of weapons. If you know what I mean.
Erik C.
You want the First Amendment?! What do you think would happen when you tolerate and promote false religion. The wrath of God is upon us because of our idolatrous "Freedom of Religion." If you are an advocate of the first amendment, then you should not complain, but celebrate your precious amendment is being realized to its fullest extent.

Psa 2:1-5, 10-12 KJV - 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. ... 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
KENNETH W.
Time for an investigation by Government into waste of taxpayers £millions by BBC. They are making up a problem that doesn't exist. One of my Autism characteristics is, if something doesn't make sense & is not logical is hard to accept. The so called study does not make sense.
J. R.
Everyone must realize that there is a spirit world and spirits and demons are real and this is spiritual warfare. Satan is behind all of this and he is trying to destroy God's creation because he knows we are in the last days and he has only a short time left and is trying to do as much damage as he can. Yes, we must pray and we must also make some sacrifices such as moms leaving their jobs (with dads being the sole bread winner), moving to a less costly house out in the country, and home schooling - while we still can home school. Connect with a church that teaches sound doctrine, even if that means watching online if there are no good ones in your area. Constantly study the Bible with your children and teach God's word and talk to them about these things.
Remain in hope. Our Saviour is returning soon.
Graham B.
The LGBTQ community have been extremely effective in their political grooming.
John J.
Only 3% of Canada is in the LGBTQ2 group so the other 97% silent majority either don,t care or are ignorant of the power the 3% has in schools and politics .I am sure the principalities and powers of the darkness of this world have placed this 3% into places of power and authority and our children and society is in real danger because of these deceived people. We just had an election and our Prime Minister is in favor and even marches in the Gay Pride parades its very disappointing and he has 4 years more now to really mess things up.Jesus would speak the truth in love and point back to Adam and Eve as Gods original and perfect design but not many are listening they have lost their way. The last days seem to beginning to look like the days of Noah which of course is prophetic.
Egil W.
I’ll throw in another comment.

The liberals should try their 100+ genders-project in attempts to rescue endangered species.

Mandate it by strong legislation fuelled by secular indignation and emotionally driven social pressure...: 100+ gender-identites for Kiwi-birds and animals close to extinction.

See how it actually works.

How far they come.

If anything in nature will (bother to) respond to their mental constructs and made-up-ideologies.

Perhaps they’ll discover something called ... reality.
Thomas C.
What happened to the protestation to leave us alone, is that a one way street. The highest respect is to respect God and His Reality. Human's respecting others is derivative of that first and higher respect. priority. If they want to be left alone, go start their own country on an isolated island. Then let historians come back by there in a hundred years and see what is there.
Louis L.
As this country, no, world, slips deeper into moral degradation we are left to ask, how did it ever get so bad? It all started when God, was kicked out of the schools. I remember in the late 50's starting school with a pledge to our country, a reading of a verse in the bible and a prayer. There is no longer any moral compass that can be given to children other than what some teacher may believe. And who known what this teacher believes. There are gay and lesbian teachers now teaching your children. What can you expect when you see the leader of the country marching in gay pride parades, and having his arms around 2 drag queens in the papers and pushing abortion rights. Remember ! you can't discriminate or you could get in serious trouble. The "gay community now has more rights than you do. They can push transgenderism without consequence, but if you speak for what is right and moral, you will be attacked and condemned as spreading hate. In the 70's John Denver sang it true, (For the times they are a changing). There is NO turning back, no hope for this country to change, judgement is coming, just as it did in Sodom and Gomorrah.
David G.
After reading the comments, I'm reminded of Acts where the word of God was proclaimed 'boldly'. This is the word used many times in Paul's letters, but I've rarely heard anyone pray for boldness in proclaiming the gospel. Instead we pray for 'revival' or for others to be bold. But its on us!
Stephen G.
Kenneth W writes, "Time for an investigation by Government into waste of taxpayers £millions by BBC."

The simple truth is that Christians are culpable for the behaviour of the BBC. How many Christians have, for years. willingly paid hundreds of pounds to the BBC only for it to be wasted on godless programmes? Why do Christians continue to pay licence fees when the BBC continue to produce documentaries by Attenborough and Cox rather than John Lennox or, even better Stuart Burgess and Phillip Bell? The BBC knows Christians are weak and uncommitted and unconcerned. Would the Apostle Paul give money towards Eastenders and Graeme Norton? I think not. Christians need to hit the BBC where it hurts by denying them licence fee money. Maybe there should even be a joint campaign with Jews (and Muslims?) and all concerned citizens to withhold fees until the BBC ceases to promote such perversion AND starts producing programmes that reflect the views of Bible believers. If we don't then we are responsible.
Gavin Cox
Dear Kenneth,
Many thanks for your response. Let us pray that Christians will make wise decisions regarding their relationship with an increasingly anti-Christian BBC. The other option is to watch Creation Magazine Live, that is very edifying and professionally produced and often deals with these kinds of issues. Every blessing.
ROLAND K B.
Thank you for treating the subject with respect to real examples and issues. My wife and I have had to answer several questions on sex and gender from teachers in a federation of Christian schools in the Philippines. These teachers need articles like this to encourage them to hold to biblical standards in a culture that is rapidly changing and putting children at risk. Our talks with several teachers indicate they are unaware how rapidly unbiblical treatment of sex and gender is taking root in their culture.
Seth C.
Even if the BBC hadn't produced this video, popular culture is rife with anti-Christian undertones of every stripe. Mass media keeps introducing alternative realities that seem so nice and exciting to their viewers, that they never stop to consider that the inherent problems are conveniently hand-waved away. And so it goes with this Gaytopia they are trying to construct, heedless of the fact that it's going to bring death and destruction and misery to the world.
Steve S.
I would like to add something to my own comment above. I said that the Good Morning Britain video segment unfortunately normalizes the "transitioned" person being interviewed along side the BBC's 100-genders representative. Normalizing less extreme-seeming sexual lifestyles may be Satan's covert primary objective by putting up this ridiculous straw... ...person issue of 100+ genders. And this at a time when, e.g., conversion therapy is getting publicly disparaged, young conservative groups are reconsidering their former opposition to same-sex marriage, etc. Satan will take this overt topic as far as he can of course. But his real play via this move is likely broader public acceptance and greater establishment of the more typical forms of deviation from biblical monogamy. Steve S.

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