An English religious school for Orthodox Jewish girls age three to eight may be forced to close “because it does not teach its students about gender reassignment or homosexuality,” reports Eliot Kaufman at National Review.
The UK’s Office of Standards in Education says it will “not relent in its application of the 2010 Equalities Act” against the Vishnitz Girls School.
The law is being interpreted to “force prepubescent girls to learn about sexual orientation.
And if that violates the teachings of their faith, the bureaucrats maintain, the faith shall have to change. If it won’t, the kids will have to lose their school.” Ironically, officials admit the school “appears to excel at teaching secular subjects — a challenge for many Orthodox schools.”
But they’re demanding full exposure to “fundamental British values.” This, says Kaufman, “is nothing short of the imposition of secular dogma.”