By Mr. Charles Micallef
Mr. Mario Mallia of St Albert School has been fired from Headmaster. When the social model goes extreme and when emotions overpower us, we suppress our thinking minds. The news reports emphasise that he is all out in favour of inclusivity but I do not know to what level this has taken him. I mean, extremes are always bad and balance/moderation is key. Of course, no one should be marginalised. Of course, everyone has equal rights to education and fair employment.
Without going into the details of his story, the news report gives us a hint of his troubles with the board: “orientations and obviously different genders”. This in itself is already a false statement. The term ‘obviously’ is not appropriate. Transgender is NOT about sexual orientation. Transgenderism, when they want to drastically transform their bodies to mimic the opposite sex has nothing to do with sexual orientations. Transgender is NOT simply gender confusion – yes this is important because mainstream media intentionally mixes gender dysphoria/gender identity and even intersex (which is biologically, and physically evident from birth) with transgender to purposefully involve many people.
To a certain extent, I do not blame Mr. Mallia if he too fell into the ‘catch’ of the ‘born this way’ argument which is disproved by observations of various identical twins. Which parent wants to have their child being encouraged to become trans because it sounds cool and eventually taking harmful puberty blockers and cross-sex steroids, apart from ending up undertaking amputation surgeries? This is self-harm and this is what transgenderism eventually leads to.
In our religion including Catholic schools, we learn that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20, we read: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honour God with your bodies”.
Furthermore, in Leviticus 19:28 there is written: “you shall not make any cuts on your body … or (even) tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord”. Religion is also mentioned as a fundamental ingredient of his inclusivity issue. Again, no one said: scorn the different religions or expel the students of different religions. No one is saying to make them convert to Christianity.
However, St Albert is a Catholic school. So, whether you like it or not, Christianity has to be the alpha and omega of the school’s day-to-day running activities. If someone does not like it, he/she can send his/her child to a state school or independent school. The news report also mentions politics. Again, without knowing exactly what was the real cause of his dismissal one thing is sure. Mr. Mallia participates actively in ADPD which supports abortion.