School child suspended and arrested for opposing transgender policy

A child in Canada has been suspended and arrested for opposing males in girls bathrooms at his school.

Josh Alexander, a 16-year-old student expressed religious and moral objections to the school’s transgender bathroom policy and was arrested for trespassing.

St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario, allows males identifying as transgender girls to use bathrooms designated for females.

Alexander was first suspended for protesting the school’s transgender policy in November, on the grounds he was “bullying.”

When he tried attending class on Feb. 6, he was subsequently suspended again and arrested for trespassing. He has since been released but remains barred from attending classes through the end of the school year.

In an EWTN News Nightly interview, Alexander, who is Baptist, explained that after he began attending Catholic school, “very quickly I was informed by female students that male students were using the female washrooms; this was an issue that came up in class debate and I used that platform to share my opinions as every other student had the opportunity to do, and I quoted some Scripture, I said that there is only two genders. And apparently, because there [are] transgender students in the class, this was considered bullying.”

Alexander also voiced his concerns with the transgender bathroom policy with the school administration but was ignored. Along with other concerned students, Alexander organized a school protest but last November, two days before the scheduled event, he was suddenly suspended.

The protest went ahead with a counter-protest labelling the boy’ group a “terror organization.”

“My issue wasn’t with the individual students,” Alexander said. “I have an issue with the system that is going to encourage this form of misbehavior.”

“I do sympathize with the confused transgender students,” added Alexander, “because they’ve been wronged by their parents and by society and by the education system that has pushed this indoctrination on them. But at the same time that doesn’t mean I’m going to condone their wrongful behavior, especially when it’s a violation of my female peers’ privacy.”

The school displayed utter disregard for female students by publishing an open letter defending trans demands over and above girl’s needs and desires for privacy, dignity and safety.

“Bullying behavior that creates an unsafe space for our students is not tolerated … A trans person should not be required to use a separate washroom or change room because others express discomfort or transphobic attitudes, such as, ‘trans women are a threat to other women,’” Mark Searson, director of education at Renfrew County Catholic District School Board, said in a Feb. 13 statement.   

Alexander, who is being represented by the law firm Liberty Coalition Canada, plans to file a human rights complaint for violation of his religious freedom.  

“There’s a lot of people who hate me, but at the same time, I don’t really care. I did what I believe was right, what was right before God, so at the end of the day I’m happy with that,” Alexander said.

Binary spokeswoman Kirralie Smith said the situation was disgraceful.

“Males who appropriate female stereotypes are being given preferential treatment, while girls are being totally disregarded,” she said.

“Suspending and arresting a boy for declaring the truth, sends a threatening message to anyone who opposes the lie that a person can change sex.

“They have bullied a child for his factual position and sent a clear message that girls' needs for privacy and sex-based rights will be disregarded to appease trans activists.”