You may have seen in the headlines, that Rev. Dr. Bernard Randall of Trent College was reported to a counter-terrorist organization for peacefully speaking one time against the LGBT agenda in the name of Christ. You may not have heard, that he’d been reported two years ago and only found out when he discovered the memo in his file while preparing a lawsuit concerning his termination. Buckle up for the freakshow!
‘My world fell apart’: School chaplain accused of terrorism over LGBT sermon says he won’t be silenced
By Anugrah Kumar, 5 June 2021
A school chaplain who was fired from his job and reported to the government’s counter-terrorism watchdog for delivering a sermon questioning the school’s LGBT policies says in a media interview that his world “fell apart” after he was accused of being a terrorist.
More specifically, after he LEARNED he’d been accused of being a terrorist:
The Rev. Bernard Randall, 48, told Premier Christian News that he discovered that he had been referred in 2019 to the counter-terrorism watchdog, Prevent, as he was going through the documentation related to the disciplinary action over his sermon at Trent College, a Church of England school.
Is that some kind of private-sector counterterror organization?
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The UK’s terror watchdog has called for an independent review of the government’s flagship anti-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, over concerns that it is sowing mistrust and fear in the Muslim community.
Okay, it’s a government program after all.
The programme, particularly its duty on schools to spot and report signs of radicalisation in pupils, has become a “significant source of grievance” among British Muslims, encouraging “mistrust to spread and to fester”, said David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws.
I’m warning up to this group.
In his written submission to the home affairs select committee inquiry into the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, he also raised concern that elements of Prevent were “ineffective or being applied in an insensitive or discriminatory manner”.
An organization dedicated to early detection and neutralization of political threats is acting insensitive and discriminatory? Wouldn’t that be its job?
“It seems to me that Prevent could benefit from independent review,” wrote Anderson, who has no authority to conduct such a review.
He continued: “It is perverse that Prevent has become a more significant source of grievance in affected communities than the police and ministerial powers that are exercised … The lack of transparency in the operation of Prevent encourages rumour and mistrust to spread and to fester.”
The watchdog’s concerns were echoed by expert witnesses who gave evidence to the select committee inquiry at the House of Commons on Tuesday.
Raheel Mohammed, the director of Maslaha, a social enterprise that works to improve conditions in Muslim communities, called for a review of Prevent in schools, warning of its stigmatising impact.
The programme was stifling schools from openly discussing and safely addressing issues around extremism, creating an atmosphere of fear, and failing to equip teachers with the skills and training to act on signs of radicalisation in pupils, he told the group of MPs.
“Prevent is seen by many educators … [and] by many in the [Muslim] community as being a blunt instrument,” said Mohammed. “What it’s doing is stigmatising whole communities.”
Well, well. Prevent, a UK government organ of all things, is actually doing its job of countering imported Islamic, excuse me, “home-grown” terrorism! Did somebody say “Never again, Rotherham”?
AND they did their job in regards to Dr. Randall, exonerating him in short order. Although sending him a celebratory fruit basket might have been in order, seeing as the memo wasn’t passed on:
“It’s not as if [school officials] sat me down and said, ‘This is what we feel we have to do.’ I found that, as it were, by accident and all of a sudden, my world falls apart because I’m being accused of being a terrorist, which is just about the worst thing you can accuse anybody of in our society on the basis of I knew not what. It was just extraordinary,” Randall is quoted as saying.
What happened two years ago, to prompt this reporting? And why is he being fired by school officials now, two full years after they implicitly accused him of being a terrorist weaponizing the children at their boarding school?
He was dismissed from school for gross misconduct and reported to the counter-terrorism program after he told students, aged 11 to 17, that they were not compelled to “accept an ideology they disagree with.” He also told the students that they could make up their own minds about gender identity and sexuality.
In the 2019 sermon, he referred to a new LGBT-inclusive curriculum at the school because a student asked him to talk about it, he says.
The teaching material from the “Educate and Celebrate” curriculum was adopted after a visit by Elly Barnes, founder of Educate & Celebrate, an LGBT education charity. The material aims to “equip you and your communities with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embed gender, gender identity and sexual orientation into the fabric of your organization.”
Sometimes you need special glasses to recognize a xeno in a skinsuit and sometimes, you don’t.
Making homophobia history
By Sue Learner, 26 October 2010
‘I’ve had pupils say ‘Miss, you are trying to turn us gay’ and I ask them, ‘do you turn black during Black History Month or Turkish during Turkish month?'” Elly Barnes, a music teacher at Stoke Newington school in north London, is used to tackling such questions. Prompted by seeing homophobia around her in school on many occasions, she now runs Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History Month here every February.
“My focus is eradicating homophobia from all schools and educational establishments by giving staff the confidence and resources to do it, along with demonstrating good practice and changing opinions under the banner of ‘educate and celebrate’,” says Barnes, who is the diversity course leader.
At the first session, Barnes briefs teachers, PGCE students and an educational psychologist on current policy and equal opportunities. Then she moves on to the part many teachers dread and fear – teaching children about LGBT.
Florence, aged 12, tells the class about the first wedding she went to. “It was a gay wedding and they were called Andrew and Eric, and I wanted to be a bridesmaid, but I had only known them for two years.”
Barnes asks them what they know about the words lesbian, gay and bisexual. Josiah, aged 11, brings up the issue of religion, saying: “The pope opposes homosexuality, but I don’t know why, as I think everyone should have free will.”
Kids that age should not be taught anything about sexuality, let alone anti-Christian perversion.
Nine years later and being finished with London’s public education system, she moved on to Anglican boarding schools to corrupt the children there. Exactly one man opposed her efforts, not even harshly, and…
Over the five years, she has had only a handful of complaints. “A parent complained after her son told her he had seen a film at the school that showed two men kissing. I told her we are an inclusive school and it is part of the curriculum,” says Barnes.
I wonder if that parent was also reported to the authorities as a terrorist, the way she reported Rev. Randall.
What was it he said, anyway? That triggered her so hard?
A school sermon by Bernard Randall: Competing ideologies
By Rev. Randall, 10 May 2021
Despite the date of this article, this is reportedly the sermon Randall gave that prompted the terroristic investigation.
I have a theory about Brexit. It seems to me that people who voted to leave the European Union voted for largely political reasons – to do with democratic self-determination; and people who voted to remain did so for largely economic reasons – to do with prosperity and jobs. Of course I’m simplifying here…
No, you’re being wrong. Brexit is globalism vs. nationalism. Politically, economically, demographically, monetarily… it’s a decision of whether England should even exist in ten years.
…and both sides claim to consider both, but it seems to me that which set of ideas, which ideology, takes priority determines which way many people voted.
And so the problem with the often very heated and unpleasant debate ever since the referendum, is that people haven’t managed to cope with there being two competing sets of ideals – two ideologies. Now when ideologies compete, we should not descend into abuse, we should respect the beliefs of others, even where we disagree.
There has been another set of competing ideals in the news recently. You may have heard of the protests outside a Birmingham primary school over the teachings of an LGBT friendly “No Outsiders” programme. In a mostly Muslim community, this has been sensitive, because many parents feel that their children are being pushed to accept ideas which run counter to Islamic moral values. Many in that community are concerned, even angry, that their children are having an agenda, an ideology pushed on them, which is in conflict with their religion.
Dude… Revered… that’s exactly where the Muzzies would be with respect to Christianity if you clergy offered even a whiff of opposition.
And in our own school community, I have been asked about a similar thing – this is one of the requested topics, and the question was put to me in a very particular way – “How come we are told we have to accept all this LGBT stuff in a Christian school?” I thought that was a very intelligent and thoughtful way of asking about the conflict of values, rather than asking which is right, and which is wrong.
Epic Fail, especially for a clergy teacher of children at a boarding school. Disobedience against the True and Living God is not a “conflict of values”.
So my answer is this: there are some aspects of the Educate and Celebrate programme which are simply factual – there are same-sex attracted people in our society, there are people who experience gender dysphoria, and so on. There are some areas where the two sets of values overlap – no one should be discriminated against simply for who he or she is: that’s a Christian value, based in loving our neighbours as ourselves, and God making humankind in his image, male and female, and himself loving everyone equally. All these things should be accepted straightforwardly by all of us, and it’s right that equalities law reflects that.
Randall, why did you trying to find moral equivalence with the intentionally Satanic, child-corrupting programme founded and still operated by a militant, child-molesting dyke? Or maybe the better question, why were you surprised that she turned out to have a totalitarian streak in her?
But there are areas where the two sets of ideas are in conflict, and in these areas you do not have to accept the ideas and ideologies of LGBT activists. Indeed, since Trent exists “to educate boys and girls according to the Protestant and Evangelical principles of the Church of England,” anyone who tells you that you must accept contrary principles is jeopardizing the school’s charitable status, and therefore it’s very existence. You should no more be told you have to accept LGBT ideology, than you should be told you must be in favour of Brexit, or must be Muslim – to both of which I’m sure most of you would quite rightly object.
That sounds very familiar to an American Christian whose churches fear jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
Now I don’t know about the faith of the person who asked me to talk about this topic. I don’t think he would say is religious, though I may be wrong, but I am aware that there will be a good few in our community who will have been struggling, if they feel they are being told that they must accept ideas which run counter to their faith – or indeed non-faith based reasoning about the world. So I want to say to everyone, but especially to those who have been troubled, that…
…You can be confident that we worship Father God of Truth, the Creator of Life. Thus, you should defy all who hate Him with joy in your heart and courage in your step. For you are the redeemed and righteous of mankind, and the wicked will surely be exposed and condemned.
…you are not obliged to accept someone else’s ideology. You are perfectly at liberty to hear ideas out, and then think, “No, not for me.”
There are several areas where many or most Christians (and for that matter people of other faiths too), will be in disagreement with LGBT activists, and where you must make up your own mind.
What demon-sucking gutless cockroach made YOU a reverend, Randall?
So it is perfectly legitimate to think that marriage should only properly be understood as being a lifelong exclusive union of a man and a woman; indeed, that definition is written into English law.
Christ likes monogamy because English law says He should. But only as an ideal, of course… we wouldn’t want to offend the other faith groups, including the atheists:
You may perfectly properly believe that, as an ideal, sexual activity belongs only within such marriage, and that therefore any other kind is morally problematic. That is the position of all the major faith groups – though note that it doesn’t apply only to same-sex couples. And it is a belief based, not only on scripture, but on a highly positive view of marriage as the building block of a society where people of all kinds flourish, and on recognizing that there are many positive things in life more important than sex, if only we’d let them be. This viewpoint is recognized by many people as extremely liberating. And it’s an ethical position which could also be arrived at independently of any religious text, I think.
It is, actually. Broken families in general and fatherlessness in particular have been conclusively linked to all kinds of social ills, thus even a devout atheist can understand the critical importance of patriarchy. So then, you Anglicans rebelled against not just God but sanity and science too, when you let that depraved Jezebel wolf into the childrens’ henhouse.
You might be concerned that if you take the religious view on these matters you will be attacked, and accused of homophobia and the like. But remember that religious belief is just as protected in law as sexual orientation…
So that’s how Randall managed to be surprised at Barnes’ passive-aggressive attack. He thought they were peers, arguing philosophical points of no eternal significance. But no, the people who sanction sexual perversion never had the slightest intention of also protecting Christianity.
You can’t protect the darkness and the light at the same time.
…and [remember that] no one has the right to discriminate against you or be abusive towards you. Remember too that “phobia” words have a strict sense of extreme or irrational fear or dislike, like arachnophobia, fear of spiders, or triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number thirteen – well there’s nothing extreme about sharing your view with the Church of England, established by law, and of the majority of the world’s population who belong to these faiths.
A Christian, if he is attacked, can remember that this world hates him because it first hated his Savior. He can remember that he has a home in God’s Heaven where moth and rust and BLM do not destroy… and if God is very kind, he can look to his friends to support him through the hard times.
But Randall? We should’ve guessed from his being declared not-a-terrorist by this fallen world that he is no Christian.
So, all in all, if you are at ease with “all this LGBT stuff,” you’re entitled to keep to those ideas…
…and entitled to denounce even the weakest opposition as worse than Hitler!
That is how the child-grooming militant lesbian was able to vomit her lies and perversions directly into the Church: because leaders like Randall are groveling, quisling, “be true to yourself” morons.