Former California gubernatorial candidate and Fox News contributor Caitlyn Jenner is defending a Christian school that was banned from playing sports in Vermont for refusing to play a team with a transgender athlete.
After Mid Vermont Christian School lost a game in the girls’ state basketball playoffs, the Vermont Principals Association (VPA), banned the school from participating in future tournaments. The reason? A transgender player was on the opposing team.
Jenner said Wednesday to America Reports, that the league had made a “political decision.”
The Olympic legend stated that the radical left and their radical gender ideology had tried to blur the line between men and women over the years and have affected us all with transgender issues and everything. “I don’t think that that’s a good idea.”
Jenner stated that it was “wrong” for 94 girls to be affected by one person.
Jenner stated to Fox News that there is a difference between men and women, and she believes this is a positive thing. We should respect that.
The VPA ruled that Mid Vermont Christian School had not adhered to policies of inclusion.
The governing body stated in a statement that the VPA reiterated its support for transgender student-athletes. This is not only part of building an inclusive community where each student can grow and thrive but also as a clear expectation in Vermont state law(s), in the Agency of Education Best Practices, and in VPA Policy concerning transgender students athletes.”
Mid Vermont Christian School stated that it will appeal the decision, stating that the ban does nothing to address their concerns about safety or fairness when competing with biological males.
“Mid Vermont Christian School is disappointed by the decision of VPA Executive Council prohibiting us from participating in all VPA activities,” Vicky Fogg, Head of School, stated in a statement to Fox News Tuesday. We intend to appeal this decision. Canceling our membership does not solve the problem and does not address the real issue of safety or fairness in women’s sports in this beloved state. We ask the VPA for a review of its policies and to balance the rights of all athletes in the state.