Andrea Williams of the Christian Legal Centre was appearing on the ITV show alongside a teacher who is at risk of losing his job after being accused of misgendering a student following a complaint from the child’s mother.
The teacher from Oxford called a pupil as “her” on the show causing Phillip to interrupt and said “Him…”.
Joshua then replied:
“Well, we don’t know do we,”
Leaving Phillip and his co-presenter Holly Willoughby stunned.
Phillip was getting more and more frustrated during the interview after they talked about how you should refer to a transgender person.
Phillip then said to Andrea:
“The suicidality rate of children who go through some kind of transition process is just as high as if they don’t, (sic)”
“You’re a Christian, you’re both Christians.
“It doesn’t seem very Christian to me for you to be so intransigent,”
Andrea replied back:
“The kindest thing that you can do for a gender confused child is to help them live in the body they are [in],”
Willoughby then piped up and said:
“The role of a teacher isn’t just the subject you’re teaching, it’s their wellbeing,”
To what Andrea replied:
“Yeah, but it’s not a reality.”
Causing Phillip to say:
“No, we are born male and female,””We can’t change that. Surgery can’t change that.”
Schofield then ended the interview by saying:
“I am finding this utterly abhorrent.”
“We’ll get back to the show and back to 2017 and not medieval Britain in just a moment.”
We have to say we agree with Phillip on this one.