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(LifeSiteNews) — The British Broadcasting Corporation continues to bend the knee to the transgender movement’s demands that their claims be recognized as reality—and the latest example of this, reported by the Sunday Times, is particularly egregious. As The Daily Caller noted: 

The outlet’s diversity team reportedly wanted to avoid “misgendering” the attacker in a 2021 story about lesbian women being pressured to have sexual encounters with men who identify as transgender women, according to the Times. Some senior journalists were concerned that the BBC’s policy of using an individual’s preferred pronouns got in the way of accurate and unbiased reporting.   

“[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them],” the purportedly altered victim quote read. “I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a ‘woman’ even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me.”  

This is not simply succumbing to the demands of trans activists—it is going back and altering real-time reporting. In her statements, the victim referred to her male attacker as “he” and “him”—but the BBC changed her words (in square brackets which indicate that the interviewee had made a mistake or that her statement needed clarification). The lived experience—a brutal, traumatic experience at that—of a rape victim apparently means less than the “preferred pronouns” of a rapist. 

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At least 135 U.S. teachers and teachers’ aides have already been arrested in 2022 for child-related sex crimes, ranging from child porn possession to rape, and these are only the cases reported by the media.

And, while the vast majority of teachers are upstanding citizens, we also know some are indoctrinating our children with the LGBT ideology and practices to "make an ally of them" at a wholly inappropriate age.

This is not acceptable, and must be stopped now.

SIGN: Congress must ban federal funding for schools promoting sex or LGBT ideologies among children.

With Governor Ron DeSantis already taking action in Florida, banning instruction on sexuality and gender identity by teachers among third graders and younger, it's now time to see a federal push to effectively end such meddling in the minds of our children.

Parents have a responsibility to defend their children from those who overstep boundaries, whether that's in the form of LGBT propaganda, pornography, or other forms of sexualization in schools.

Too often the media downplays what's at stake: nothing less than the innocence of our children, and sometimes even their very lives, as this grieving Mom explained in March.

SIGN and SHARE: Congress must ban federal funding for schools who attempt to sexualize children.

76% of the arrests of teachers and aides for child-related sex-crimes this year involved assaults on students. 

Jonathan van Maren reports that while one California teacher was charged with aggravated assault of a child, another was charged with 29 counts of child molestation. 

A North Carolina science teacher was charged with 27 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of “indecent liberties with a student.”

Parents need to construct every possible barrier to more children being abused, and one important way is to stop groomers and potential groomers from discussing sex with children in the classroom. 

It is a violation of trust to introduce someone else's precious child to the minefield of sexuality, and it breaks down inhibitions that are meant to protect our most vulnerable young people.

SIGN TODAY: Pull federal funding from any school that sexualizes children

We already know that drag queens, some of whom admit to grooming, have no place in the classroom, and that teaching children about gender identities and sexual preferences is wholly inappropriate, but it's beyond time we took action.

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More Information: 

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As one source with inside information on the change told the Times: “It’s quite shocking. I can’t think of any other situation where we would change the words of an alleged rape victim.” Trans activists frequently claim that their movement is a source of persecution. The reality is that a rapist identifying as transgender will have the prison system, politicians, and even the mainstream media obediently restructure their recognition of biological reality in order to play along with his delusions—and change a rape victim’s statements to reflect the rapist’s perspective. As far as the BBC is concerned, this victim was raped by a woman with a penis.  

This awful story is part of a broader trend. The Times recently published an article detailing the findings of a report proving that female victims are increasingly considered collateral damage because our society now “believes male rapists” when they insist on female pronouns: 

Maureen O’Hara, senior law lecturer at Coventry University, wrote that it was having a “detrimental effect” on female victims, witnesses and prisoners. She said that while gender self-declaration had not been incorporated into law in England and Wales, it had been “adopted by all key criminal justice institutions”. 

She said: “These institutions now all effectively subscribe to the belief that individuals’ subjective sense of ‘gender identity’ should take precedence over their biological sex. The adoption by criminal justice institutions of this belief appears to have come about largely as the result of policy capture, as it is a widely contested belief and has been adopted without public scrutiny.” 

Her report highlighted recent disclosures that many police forces record suspected and convicted offenders by their self-declared gender. A survey of 24 forces found 13 recorded people’s gender by self-identification. The report said that this could lead to the police describing rapists as women in interviews with victims. “Someone who is questioned by the police about an allegation of rape, for example, is likely to be very distressed and possibly disorientated if officers refer to the suspect as a woman,” it said. 

In fact, prisoners who have been assaulted by “transgender” inmates can even be disciplined for misgendering their attackers. As I noted earlier this week, comedian Ricky Gervais’s recent bit on the response of trans activists to women victimized by trans attackers isn’t comedy—it is real life: 

‘They are ladies! Look at their pronouns! What about this person isn’t a lady?’

‘Well…his penis.’

Her penis, you f____ bigot!’

‘What if he rapes me?’

‘What if she rapes you, you f____ TERF whore!’

That’s not a joke. That’s the reality that many women are currently enduring. 

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.

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