A dark day for free speech as judge bans parents’ LGBT protests

Dec 2, 2019 by

by Will Jones, MercatorNet:

Teachers are ‘stressed’ – by a situation of their own making.

In one of the most repressive decisions of recent times, the High Court has banned any further demonstrations against pro-LGBT classes outside Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham. The reasoning Mr Justice Warby gave for this decision was that the protests had an adverse effect on pupils, residents and staff, pointing for evidence to 21 teachers being treated for ‘stress’.

His decision paves the way for the banning of all such protests outside schools, and sets an exploitable precedent for stifling any dissent.

Let us be clear what just happened. A school, encouraged by its LGBT educational activist deputy head Andrew Moffat (who has chosen to work in a school in a largely Muslim community), adopts a relationships and equalities education programme with content not just contrary to Islamic and biblical faith but also to the values of any parents who do not wish the LGBT lobby to determine their child’s sex education. Unsurprisingly and understandably, parents have protested. You can read Belinda Brown’s account of their concerns and the purpose of the particular teaching programme here. 

The state, in the form of the city council and judiciary, have responded by banning their protests, on the grounds of teacher stress.  Since when has this, the stress of those whose actions are being protested against, counted as a reason in law to curtail the fundamental right to freedom of speech, assembly and peaceful protest?

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