English Catholic School MUST Cancel Scandalous LGBTQ+ History Month Book Signing Event…

English Catholic School MUST Cancel Scandalous LGBTQ+ History Month Book Signing Event…

Update(s) – Tuesday, 16 March 2022

There has been additional reporting across the internet on this, with both Catholic Truth and, incredibly, the archbishop, painted as the demons.
I’ve written letters to various culprits, including the Catholic Education Service (CES) and Elliot Colburn MP who is also intent on making waves. I’ve posted these letters in the comments here

Update – Saturday, 12 March 2022

Fr James Clark has resigned from his position as Chaplain to The John Fisher School. A source close to him has informed me that Fr. Clark decided he simply couldn’t work in a school that was promoting and selling unsuitable, pornographic, material to children.

Update – Thursday, 10 March 2022

The Mail Online has reported the cancellation… Click here to read

And this Lifesitenews report, dated 9 March, has just arrived in my inbox

Update – Wednesday, 9 March 2022…

There is an online report about the cancellation of the book-signing event which you can read here

Note two things:  firstly, since the above article has featured quotations from parents speaking against the diocese and the teachings of the Church, I invite the many parents (and teachers) who support the diocese’s actions to write to me;  I promise to put their comments on this blog, anonymously if they wish.

Secondly, I continue to receive vile messages from people who need to get out there with a huge search party to help them find their moral compass.  They may not have noticed that it’s missing yet, but believe me, there are a lot of missing moral compasses out there, just waiting to be found.

And just as I was about to publish this update, more news arrives – this story, which should be totally UN-remarkable for anyone who knows anything about the Catholic Church’s teaching and its guardianship of the natural moral law, seems to be spreading like wildfire.  To read more click here and here

This one, though, seems to be the star of the show – I’ve not read it myself but my source tells me it contains information hitherto not made public.  To read, click here

A little later… I’ve now skimmed this report and find it dredges up the tired old claim that I “outed” priests – wrong; I reported priests who had outed themselves (everyone of whom has now abandoned the active priestly ministry) and I lodged complaints with the Press Complaints Commission against various newspapers which had essentially defamed me, everyone of which complaints were resolved to my satisfaction. So, don’t let’s get into all of that again. What I didn’t report, because I didn’t want to give them the satisfaction, was that, as a result of those reports, I became the target of a hate campaign. I received such a volume of horrendous mail that the postman asked me if there was something wrong. Not half. The fact that this reporter has had to dig to find that nonsense to support the LGBTQ+ campaign against the Archdiocese of Southwark, and thus the Catholic Church, shows just how hard they’re having to work to justify their unjustifiable position. Their plan to groom the boys at The John Fisher School has been thwarted. Thanks be to God, but watch out those of us who dared to question their right to do so.

And further… the journalist who contacted me for The Times report (linked in above report) was a devious so & so.  I spoke with him for ages on the phone (as he pretended to agree with me) and then he rang me out of the blue one morning, prior to publication, asking if he could come with a photographer to take my photo.  Well, I had arrangements already made, so I had to decline.  Then, in his report, he begins with the “she doesn’t like to be photographed” and ended with “she never married”, the implication being crystal clear.  Anyone reading The Times that day, who thought there were only three Ugly Sisters had to think again – the implication, as I say, was clear. As crystal. I was sorry I hadn’t thought of sending him the one and only photo of myself which makes me look passably human, taken when I was of marriageable age – I can be very slow, at times… 

What certainly stands out here, though, is that the Archbishop of Southwark is an outstanding defender of the Faith and true Morals.   I know  from my inbox how vicious the enemies of the Faith and true Morals are – and I suspect the Archbishop will suffer far worse.  We must all pray for him.

Update – Monday, 7 March 2022…

Following letters of complaint from parents and other concerned Catholics, the event scheduled to take place at The John Fisher School in Purley today, Monday, 7 March, was cancelled.  Deo gratias. Much gratitude to all bloggers who have contributed to this thread, and who have written to the School and Archbishop, thus showing true Christian charity and compassion. Sincere thanks, too, to those on the frontline who stood their ground and worked hard to effect this cancellation: “Not everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in Heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven.”  (Matt 7:21)

St John Fisher, pray for us!

The original post follows…

Editor writes…

Firstly, note that in Scotland, Years 8 & 9, means 2nd and 3rd Year. The text of the letter opposite, shamefully sent to parents/carers of pupils in Years 8 and 9, in The John Fisher School in Surrey, reads as follows… 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Re: Author Visit for Years 8 & 9 – Monday 7th March 2022

On Monday 7th March, as part of our World Book Day and LGBTQ+ History Month celebrations, we will be hosting a visit from the award winning and Carnegie nominated author Simon James Green for Year 8 & 9 students. Simon will be speaking to students about ‘Owning the Awkward’ (or how to navigate the teenage years!), his books, writing for young adults and getting published. As part of his visit, Simon is happy to sign copies of his books for students who have them. His books are available on Amazon as well as high street bookstores, please see a list of titles below. If your son would like a book signed, please purchase one before the event and make sure the book is brought into school on Monday 7th March, although there is absolutely no pressure to do so. If you would like to know more about Simon, his website is: www.simonjamesgreen.com

Simon James Green – Book List
For young adult readers (Years 8-11):                                     For middle grade readers (Years 5-8):
Noah Can’t Even                                                                               Life of Riley
Noah Could Never                                                                            Sleepover Takeover
Noah Goes Nuclear
Heartbreak Boys
Alex in Wonderland
You’re The One That I Want

For primary aged children:                                                             With other authors:
Llama Glamarama                                                                                  Proud
Fabulous Frankie

Yours sincerely,
A Leggatt

Mrs Leggatt
School Librarian

Editor adds…

As a retired Head of Religious Education in a number of Catholic schools in England, I feel obliged to apologise to parents everywhere who are sending their offspring to Catholic schools in the expectation that they will be taught the authentic Catholic Faith and true Morals.  Just check out the following extract from the school website, detailing it’s “mission and ethos”:

Founded in 1929, The John Fisher School currently caters for close to 1200 students.  The John Fisher School is a Catholic secondary school for boys of all abilities and all backgrounds. It exists to serve the educational needs of the Catholic community of Sutton, Croydon and neighbouring areas. As such, it will at all times seek, via opportunities for worship and prayer, and via the teaching of its religious studies programme, to deepen and enrich the Catholic faith of all its students…

Now those words which I’ve italicised for emphasis, represent a falsehood.  The Head and staff at The John Fisher School must know that they are not “deepening and enriching the Catholic Faith of students” when they are so unconscionably exposing them to material designed to lead them away from the Catholic Faith.  However, The John Fisher School is really not much different from any other alleged Catholic school anywhere in the UK today, where, masquerading as “Christian values” we find the Head at The John Fisher School listing human ideals:   Acceptance,  Service, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Enjoyment, Selflessness – none of which would pose a problem for any self-respecting humanist.  In fact, just to focus on the first “Christian value” – “Acceptance” is clearly not about accepting the divinely bestowed teaching authority of the Church or there wouldn’t have been any letter  sent out to parents/carers enthusing about a gay book promotion and signing.  In fact, “acceptance” today has come to mean not just tolerating, i.e. suffering something of which we disapprove, but, on the contrary, approving all sorts of immorality.

Hosting such an event where young people – in this case young boys –  are being misled into accepting, as normal and good, sexual behaviour which is condemned by Christ’s Church is a major problem today.  The case of The John Fisher School in Surrey is not unique in that  there are other instances where Catholic schools are failing in their mission, which is not to put the world to rights, but to pass on the Catholic Faith as it has been handed down to us from the Apostles.  The John Fisher School is not remotely achieving this key task – as even a passing glance at its scandalous “Transgender Policy”  (would you believe it) reveals. Click here to read that “policy” but take a deep breath first…

Head Teachers like Mr Phillip McCullagh apparently think nothing of encouraging the young to read material which, by its very nature, does not accept, but, on the contrary, challenges God’s natural moral law, which the Church hierarchy – and their agents – must uphold and promote.  Catholic schools cannot, under any circumstance, endanger the Faith of pupils in their charge by presenting as a good, something which is condemned by the divinely bequeathed teaching authority of Christ’s Church.  To quote the relevant extract from paragraph 2357 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – emphases added:

2357 …Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.


Finally…

This scandalous event is scheduled to take place next Monday, 7th March, so there is not much time – enough, however, to get it cancelled.  Cancel culture is all the rage now, so let’s not waste time in following this “fashion”;  this is a very serious matter and I’ve already heard the opinion expressed by one parent that for any Catholic school to organise such a blatant promotion of the LGBTQ+ “lifestyle” is tantamount to child abuse.  That’s what they’re saying on the street.  Whatever, it’s certainly an unsuitable event for youngsters in Years 8 and 9 – and entirely anti-Catholic.  Share your thoughts in the comments, but keep it polite, folks, not least since we’re entering Lent tomorrow.

Pray for the boys at The John Fisher School and pray, too, for the Head and other staff responsible for this event to recognise that this is a scandal too far.  Instead of organising an event which may potentially lead pupils into grave sin, the school could have marked World Book Day and LGBTQ+ History Month by making available some of the wonderful Lives of the Saints written precisely for youngsters – first class – and by praying for all those who are struggling with serious sin, that they, too may grow to desire to be saints.  Nothing more, nothing less.

It is very important to reflect on the fact that these boys – some, at least – will look back on this event with horror at having been exposed to something which Christ, through His Church, reveals is behaviour which “under no circumstances can be approved.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2357).

In summary, this outrageous event must be cancelled.  I will be forwarding the link to this blog to Archbishop John Wilson, Fr Clark, the School Chaplain, Mr Phillip McCullagh the Head Teacher and Mrs A. Leggatt the School Librarian.  If you wish to register your concerns, and ask for this dreadful event to be cancelled, you can email the school at johnfisherschool@johnfisherschool.org and simply list the people to whom you wish to address your message. To contact Archbishop John Wilson, you might email his private secretary, Father Philip Andrews on aps@rcaos.org.uk  or click here to find a number of other ways to contact the Archbishop – but, be warned, there is anything and everything except an email address to reach him directly.

Mother Most Chaste, pray for us!  Mother Most Pure, pray for us!  St John Fisher, pray for  us!  

Comments (119)

  • xX_lilmissKM_Xx

    The original tweet has 28 likes…. You are not and will NEVER be famous!

    Editor: What makes you think that I want to be famous?

    March 7, 2022 at 3:59 pm
  • DiamondDiverrrr

    Filthy comment deleted

    March 7, 2022 at 4:18 pm
  • Jessicerrrrr

    Filthy comment deleted.

    Editor: I suggest that the parents who have come on here to express themselves happy to have their sons subjected to the whole LGBTQ+ ethos and lifestyle should email me and I will send them a list of the filthy comments which have come my way since this event was cancelled. Seeing is believing, or so the atheists tell us, so go on, test yourself. Only don’t reply – I don’t DO email correspondence.

    March 7, 2022 at 5:18 pm
    • Athena

      How will I email? What’s the address?

      March 7, 2022 at 5:33 pm
  • xX_lilmissKM_Xx

    Filthy comment deleted.

    March 7, 2022 at 5:40 pm
  • Athanasius

    Editor

    Those parents you address in your comment of 5:18pm above would do well also to read what St. Paul has to say in the matter:

    “…Wherefore, God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness: to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error…” (Romans 1:27).

    I have to add personally that I will never get my head around how any right thinking parent, religious or not, could accept the indoctrination of the innocent minds of their young boys with this kind of stuff. The blindness beggars belief, as does the degardation in parental standards in our time.

    March 7, 2022 at 6:04 pm
    • editor

      Athanasius,

      Me, neither – how any parent can countenance their children being influenced by the LGBTQ+ lobby beggars belief, especially in a Catholic school. I can remember meeting Protestant and Muslim parents keen to have their children enrolled in a Catholic school precisely for the purpose of protecting them from this sort of immorality. Sister Lucia wasn’t kidding when she forewarned of a “diabolical disorientation” to come.

      One last point; the LGBTQ+ supporters were mad enough when we first launched this thread but now that the event has been cancelled, “Hell hath no fury” doesn’t begin to cut it…

      March 7, 2022 at 6:16 pm
  • editor

    The first person to email for the filthy comments replied within seconds, more or less, asking what is inappropriate about these comments. If you have to ask, you’re in need of some serious spiritual guidance.

    Then the second person replied with a very crude message. Now a third nasty message has arrived. A friend once explained the correlation between the “gay” lifestyle and filthy talk and imagery, saying that somewhere, deep in their souls, these people know that they are doing something that goes against nature, it IS disordered but they either don’t realise it, or don’t know what to do about it. Anyway, folks, don’t sin your souls any further by writing such filth. Remember, Our Lady of Fatima told little Jacinta that “More souls go to Hell through sins of impurity than any other sin.”

    Finally, as I have already explained, I am unable to enter into private correspondence, so be aware that I am keeping all crude messages just in case. No, not Justin Trudeau. Just in case…

    And finally, finally, I am trying to work on the forthcoming (April) edition of our newsletter and so I won’t be able to keep up with the blog quite as promptly as heretofore. Otherwise, our bi-monthly newsletter will turn into a bi-annual newsletter and our wonderful readers won’t stand for that!

    March 7, 2022 at 6:11 pm
  • Harry

    Not very “catholic” of all of you to go and attack everyone who shares a different view to you in your comment section…

    March 7, 2022 at 6:14 pm
    • Athanasius

      Harry

      It’s perfectly Catholic to challenge immorality. The real poor Catholics are those who go along with the trend. As GK Chesterton once observed in relation to such nominal Catholics “only dead fish flow with the current.

      By the way, I think you must know that opposing a cultural Marxist LGBTQ+ agenda which has innocent children’s minds and souls for its target is a little more than attacking people with “different views”. There are some views that don’t deserve to be heard and indeed were once suppressed by all of society all over the world when the world was a saner, dare I say, Godlier place to live.

      March 7, 2022 at 7:27 pm
  • Matthew

    Idiotic comment deleted.

    Listen, pal – leave the comedy to me, OK?

    March 7, 2022 at 7:10 pm
  • Mark

    its good that this article is labelled as ‘communism & Marxism’ because what the church wants ,and have gotten, is blatant censorship.
    censorship gets rid of free thought and free speech and it is censorship that destroys nations. by promoting censorship you guys (people who agree with what the outcome of all of this) are only a couple of steps away from being a member of the Nazi party, the Taliban or the aforementioned communists.

    Editor: So you don’t think we live in a country where censorship is the norm? Did you hear any journalists asking if lockdown were necessary, this past two years? Did any of them ask anything that was not on the Government script? Are we going to see the Covid enquiry report uncensored if it is ever published? Of course not. We’re not even likely to see an unredacted copy of the Partygate investigation report. I wouldn’t mind if I’d been invited but, really… Gerragrip! Name any parent who does not censor, at some level, what their offspring read, watch on TV or with whom they make friends. I need to know the name (and address if possible) to report them to Social Services. Gerranothergrip.

    PS we were once called the Catholic Taliban by a Westminster Member of Parliament, (MP to you) – it didn’t bother us then, coming from him, and it definitely doesn’t bother us now coming from (with all due respect) YOU! How can I put it… GerranotherOTHERgrip!

    March 7, 2022 at 7:16 pm
  • editor

    Now I’m just sitting back to wait for Luke and John.

    Signed: Sister Fiona of the Ever-Tartan Lamp…

    March 7, 2022 at 8:26 pm
  • editor

    I’m now going to close this thread to comments, with thanks to all who made a serious contribution to this important discussion.

    A special word of praise to the School for, in the end, taking the right course of action by cancelling the event; sincere gratitude, too, to Father Clark, the School Chaplain and to the Archbishop for standing firm in the face of what I feel certain must have been a huge backlash from the LGBTQ+ promoters of this event. I am certain of that, because I, too, have been targeted in (unpublished) blog comments and by email. It’s unpleasant but not surprising, given St Paul’s warning that “our battle is not against flesh and blood: but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places…” (Ephesians 6: 12)

    Let’s all remember to keep The John Fisher School, staff and students, in our prayers. And let us pray very especially for Father James Clark, the School Chaplain who was at the frontline throughout this situation. He was entirely faithful to his priestly duty which is why he is likely, more than anyone else, perhaps, to suffer the wrath of the LGBTQ+ supporters of this event. St John Vianney, patron saint of priests, pray for him!

    Thank you all – God bless.

    March 7, 2022 at 8:48 pm
  • editor

    I have reopened this thread only for the purpose of alerting everyone to the update which I have posted at the introduction to this thread, copied here for ease of reference. However, the thread will remain closed to comments, given the prevalence of trolls and the absence of constructive discussion. With thanks to those of you have have contributed thoughtful and respectful comments.

    Update – 9 March 2022

    Update – Wednesday 9 March 2022…

    There is an online report about the cancellation of the book-signing event which you can read here
    https://inews.co.uk/news/catholic-state-school-john-fisher-southwark-diocese-governors-cancel-visit-gay-author-simon-james-green-1505735

    Note two things: firstly, since the above article has featured quotations from parents speaking against the diocese and the teachings of the Church, I invite the many parents (and teachers) who support the diocese’s actions to write to me; I promise to put their comments on this blog, anonymously if they wish.

    Secondly, I continue to receive vile messages from people who need to get out there with a huge search party to help them find their moral compass. They may not have noticed that it’s missing yet, but believe me, there are a lot of missing moral compasses out there, just waiting to be found.

    And just as I was about to publish this update, more news arrives – this story, which should be totally UN-remarkable for anyone who knows anything about the Catholic Church’s teaching and its guardianship of the natural moral law, seems to be spreading like wildfire. To read more click here
    https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/03/09/gay-catholic-school-southwark-diocese-simon-james-green-john-fisher/
    and here https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/simon-hughes-primary-school-government-neu-writing-b986989.html

    This one, though, seems to be the star of the show – I’ve not read it myself but my source tells me it contains information hitherto not made public. To read, click here
    https://inews.co.uk/news/archbishop-southwark-cancelled-visit-gay-author-simon-james-green-catholic-church-1507503

    A little later… I’ve now skimmed this report and find it dredges up the tired old claim that I “outed” priests – wrong; I reported priests who had outed themselves (everyone of whom has now abandoned the active priestly ministry) and I lodged complaints with the Press Complaints Commission against various newspapers which had essentially defamed me, everyone of which complaints were resolved to my satisfaction. So, don’t let’s get into all of that again. What I didn’t report, because I didn’t want to give them the satisfaction, was that, as a result of those reports, I became the target of a hate campaign. I received such a volume of horrendous mail that the postman asked me if there was something wrong. Not half. The fact that this reporter has had to dig to find that nonsense to support the LGBTQ+ campaign against the Archdiocese of Southwark, and thus the Catholic Church, shows just how hard they’re having to work to justify their unjustifiable position. Their plan to groom the boys at The John Fisher School has been thwarted. Thanks be to God, but watch out those of us who dared to question their right to do so.

    What certainly stands out here is that the Archbishop of Southwark is an outstanding defender of the Faith and true Morals. I know from my inbox how vicious the enemies of the Faith and true Morals are – and I suspect the Archbishop will suffer far worse. We must all pray for him.

    March 9, 2022 at 6:04 pm
    • editor

      Note: updates are added to this thread as they appear – there are fresh updates – one added to the above, dated 9th March, and another one dated today, 10th, linking to a report in the Mail Online.

      Also, thanks to those of you who have emailed me, in support of the LGBTQ+ lobby. I hope you understand that I am unable to enter into correspondence, now that the thread has closed. All of you, so far, have suggested that because there have been (shocking) cases of (homosexual) priests abusing young boys, we had no right to petition for the cancelling of the book-signing event at TJF boys’ school. This issue keeps arising (clergy abuse) so we will be covering that at the first opportunity, since you all appear to be of the opinion that it is “the Church” to blame and that every priest in Christendom is an abuser. Not so, but we’ll answer these allegations in due course. Right now, I need to work on our bi-monthly newsletter, due out in April, before it becomes a bi-annual newsletter!

      Thanks for your messages – at least, the reasonably polite ones. The nasties don’t matter. They really should sue their English teacher(s) for not teaching them properly how to express themselves without insulting their pen-pal 😀 God help them. The nasties, I mean, not the English teachers. Well, the English teachers as well but… you’ll get my drift, one hopes! One has to remember that one is addressing a largely English audience, which one has tended to forget. One begs forgiveness for one’s carelessness!

      Finally, this article may help to clarify the agenda behind the normalisation of homosexual behaviours.
      https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/world-renowned-expert-homo-tyranny-is-upon-us-in-the-catholic-church/

      March 10, 2022 at 11:12 am
  • editor

    News just in…

    Fr James Clark has resigned from his position as Chaplain to The John Fisher School. A source close to him has informed me that Fr. Clark decided he simply couldn’t work in a school that was promoting and selling unsuitable, pornographic, material to children.

    This is sad – and very disturbing news. In fact, that any Catholic school should be so far gone, so lacking in a sense of morality, so unable to distinguish right from wrong, so imbued with the spirit of the age that a priest has to acknowledge that he cannot work effectively in that environment, is beyond “disturbing”.

    I have been arguing for years now that Catholic schools are finished. I, too, was forced to resign from a Catholic institution because the so-called liberals and modernists, very much opposed to Catholic morality on sexual matters, and just about everything else, didn’t want the Faith taught to students.

    It’s long-overdue time for the Bishops to obey the instruction of Pope John Paul II to remove the title “Catholic” from those institutions which do not deserve it, due to the kind of infidelity in teaching which we are witnessing at the JFS, and indeed in our own so-called Catholic schools in Scotland.

    Quoting from Pope John Paul II in Veritatis Splendor: “ A particular responsibility is incumbent upon Bishops with regard to Catholic institutions. Whether these are agencies for the pastoral care of the family or for social work, or institutions dedicated to teaching or health care, Bishops can canonically erect and recognize these structures and delegate certain responsibilities to them. Nevertheless, Bishops are never relieved of their own personal obligations. It falls to them, in communion with the Holy See, both to grant the title “Catholic” to Church-related schools,179 universities,180 health-care facilities and counselling services, and, in cases of a serious failure to live up to that title, to take it away.” (# 116)
    https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_06081993_veritatis-splendor.html

    Let’s remember Fr Clark in our prayers – I don’t know him personally, and have had no contact with him throughout this entire situation, but my guess is that he was right to resign, to obey Our Lord’s injunction to “shake the dust”. Once it becomes clear that we can do nothing to improve such a situation, that’s all we can do. Leave them to their spiritual blindness, and move on to more promising pastures. Let’s pray to Our Lady of Fatima, who forewarned us of precisely this sort of diabolical disorientation, where a “gay author” is more welcome in a Catholic school than a conscientious priest, that Father now enjoys peace of soul and a fruitful apostolate in his parish.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for him!”

    March 12, 2022 at 9:10 am

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