A Tunbridge Wells primary school has told church workers to stay away after parents complained they were extremists

Oct 18, 2017 by

from Kent Live:

The headteacher of a Tunbridge Wells primary school has taken the unprecedented step of telling a Christian group to stay away after parents complained their children were being indoctrinated.

Dan Turvey, headmaster of St John’s Church of England Primary School, wrote to parents yesterday (Monday) to say he had listened to their concerns about “extremist beliefs” and the group would no longer lead assemblies or take lessons.

A number of St John’s Church workers will also no longer “be invited into school”, the letter said.

The move comes after some parents complained the group, CrossTeach had been upsetting children with a fundamentalist approach.

One told Kent Live it involved teaching young children about sin and saying if they did not believe in God “they would not go to a good place when they died”.

Mr Turvey said he was “saddened” by the severing of the relationship but in the letter acknowledged their concerns.

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Hurling hand grenades, from Christians in Education

[From Canada] Public board orders Christian school to stop reading ‘offensive’ Bible passages, by Dorothy Cummings McClean, LifeSite

Hatred, like beauty maybe in the eye of the beholder; cowardice, complicity and the Church of England, by Gavin Ashenden

Now teaching Christian doctrine at a church school is ‘extremist’. Move over, Monty Python, by David Robertson, Premier


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