Sex, self-expression and secularism.

According to the recent High Court ruling, a school girl was not discriminated against when she was Banned from wearing a ‘purity ring’.

I think that this was a good result.

As Christians we are called to live in submission to the earthly authorities, except when to do so would be in contradiction with the clear command of God.

Although Christians are called to chastity except within marriage, there is no Biblical obligation upon us to wear a symbol to demonstrate that point. Our life and words are surely witness enough.

The school was not “ruling on religious truth” in banning the ring. It was simply enforcing a reasonable school uniform requirement.

On the other hand, there is a much stronger argument that this school and indeed all state schools in this country are “ruling on religious truth” inasmuch as a particular viewpoint on sex and sexual ethics is being promoted to the exclusion of all others.

But whilst we continue to swallow the lie that to be ‘secular’ is to be ‘objective,’ there is little chance of us noticing that.

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