Congratulations to Nigel and Sally Rowe and their legal supporters for a successful outcome in their case against the Department for Education. Their family was treated appallingly when their sons were told to affirm transgenderism or, effectively, leave the school. The fact that the Church of England backed the school rather than the Christian parents shows just how bad things have become.
It also shows how much we – as Christians – need to think carefully about our liberties and the limits of the state. That’s why, in the November edition of ET, we have decided to publish an article by Tobias Riemenschneider, one of the main authors of the Frankfurt Declaration of Christian and Civil Liberties. As Tobias himself points out, although the Declaration was published in the wake of the Covid crisis, it speaks to much bigger issues of the state overreaching itself.
May God give us all wisdom, for he gives generously to all without finding fault.