Well, it seems the radical left has struck again, and this time, they’re targeting a Christian high school in Vermont.
Democratic State Senator Rebecca White has defended the state’s decision to ban Mid Vermont Christian School from competing in state-sponsored sports leagues.
Why? Because the school allegedly harbors “dangerous” and “discriminating” ideals.
Of course, Senator White doesn’t think this ban goes “too far.”
She believes it’s just the right solution to protect the feelings of transgender youth. After all, she says, Vermont is an “inclusive” and “welcoming” state; apparently, there’s no room for dissenting opinions.
It all started when Mid Vermont Christian School refused to play a basketball game against Long Trail high school after discovering that a biologically male player would compete on the girls’ team.
The school felt that this player’s presence would prejudice the game’s fairness and endanger their female athletes.
“We believe playing against an opponent with a biological male jeopardizes the fairness of the game and the safety of our players,” school chief Vicky Fogg wrote in an email to the Valley News.
“Allowing biological males to participate in women’s sports sets a bad precedent for the future of women’s sports in general.”
But, as we’ve come to expect, standing up for the well-being of women and girls seems to be anathema to the radical left.
Last year, anticipating the clash between their religious beliefs and the state’s increasingly extreme, left-wing requirements, Mid Vermont sent a letter to state officials explaining that they could not comply with every demand without betraying their convictions.
And now, the Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) has decided to punish the school by kicking them out of all state sports leagues.
The VPA claims it’s doing this in support of “transgender student-athletes” and to uphold the “inclusive community” they’re trying to create.
But here’s the question: Is it truly inclusive if it means silencing those who disagree and trampling on their religious freedoms?
It seems the radical progressives in Vermont would prefer to throw fairness, safety, and the rights of Christian schools out the window, all in the name of a twisted version of inclusivity.
Instead of engaging in meaningful dialogue and finding a solution respecting everyone’s rights, they’ve punished a school for standing by their beliefs.
As these policies continue to infiltrate our society, we must ask ourselves: What is the cost of this so-called inclusivity, and how much are we willing to sacrifice for it?