Five year old Romeo Clarke has been banned from attending a church run club because he likes to wear princess dresses.
Little Romeo has a collection of 100 gowns and eight pairs of high-heel shoes which he likes to wear. But the St Marie’s Catholic Primary School in Rugby, Warwickshire, told him he was ‘upsetting and confusing’ the other children.
Via The Metro
Mother Georgina, 36, has lodged a complaint with the church claiming they are discriminating against her son.
The mother of four said: ‘I was so cross when I was told, I was speechless. All I could ask was ‘‘why?’’ Wearing the dress is his choice and if wearing it makes him happy it’s fine with me.
‘This is not a case of him being trapped in a girl’s body.
‘He’s normal but because he has three big sisters, he likes wearing dresses. What’s wrong with that?’
His father Winston Morris, 42, a builder, added: ‘I don’t care if he wears the dress. He can be whatever he wants to be.’
Three weeks ago Ms Clarke was approached by the organisers of the group telling her Romeo was no longer welcome.
Mrs Bex Venables, the minister in training at the Rugby Christian Fellowship yesterday defended the decision.
‘Georgina’s son is still allowed to attend Buzz Children’s Club but has been asked to wear clothing of the gender stated on his registration form, which states male,’ she said.
‘This request is no different from what is asked by his school, where he wears a boy’s uniform.’
His parents have bought him 100 gowns and eight pair of high heel shoes!!! Are they planning on entering him in to a pageant or did his mother secretly want another daughter?
He is a young boy so it is possible that he is influenced by his older sisters tastes in clothing, but 100 GOWNS… Georgina and Winston you really have money to burn.
Anyway his parents should not be surprised by the club’s reaction. This was never going to fly at a children’s club run by the Catholic church or any other faith based environment for that matter.
I look at his mother and can’t help but question her motives for going to the press with this story, and the decision to allow photographs of her son wearing different dresses to be published in this fashion.
Is this really about fighting discrimination or just about generating some publicity for herself via her 5-year-old son?
Your thoughts please….
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