Christian School Forfeits Girls Basketball Game Against Team With Trans Female

John Simmons | February 28, 2023
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A small Christian high school in Vermont has taken a courageous stance against the transgender agenda.

Mid Vermont Christian School (MVCS) in White River Junction has decided to forfeit its women’s basketball playoff game in the Division IV state tournament to protect its players from having to play against a school -- Long Trail School (LTS) -- that allows transgendered females on the team.

“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 Valley News. “Allowing biological males to participate in women’s sports sets a bad precedent for the future of women’s sports in general.”

This isn’t the only time that MVCS has rejected obeying left-wing gender ideology. Fogg added that earlier this year, the school sent a letter to the state saying that it would not comply with the implementation of legislation that allowed this transgendered female to play on Long Trail’s team. The legislation violated the schools tenets on “marriage and sexuality,” so the school refused.

Amen. More of this please!!!!

Before you think this is an overreaction by Fogg, let’s look at the fact pattern that got her to this conclusion.

A fitness expert named Aaron Warner published an op-ed in the Vermont Daily Chronicle that stated the athlete in question was fast, strong, and taller than most of his contemporaries. Warner noted that this allowed the boy to do things in games no other female could.

“In one game, he had seven blocked shots. That means seven shots, typically closer to the basket, so much more likely to go in, were blocked by the guy who is taller than every other girl on the floor, can jump higher, and likely is significantly stronger,” Warner wrote. “In what world is this even remotely fair to other Vermont Division IV girls?”

It isn’t, but that still isn’t enough for officials to do anything about it.

Mid Vermont wasn’t the only team to speak up about this situation. Lauren Thomas, the assistant executive director for the Vermont Principals’ Association, has admitted that she has gotten multiple calls from local high schools regarding this predicament, but that she has largely ignored them and simply referred to the association's original statement on trans inclusion when questioned.

“I have received calls (from schools) asking for best practices and how to go forward knowing they were going to play a team with a transgender female on it,” Thomas said. “We just supported our stance and our best practices through our inclusivity statement.”

You support it even though the vast majority of high schools you oversee do not? That’s incredibly tone deaf.

Obviously, this will be a disappointing way for MVCS to end its season. But in refusing to compromise its principles and identity, this small school is a wonderful example that the rest of the country’s schools, businesses, or politicians should follow when deciding how to react to issues involving the transgender movement.

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