Equality Act does not require schools to teach same-sex marriage, Bishop Urquhart

Mar 17, 2019 by

by Will Jones, Rebel Priest: Rebel Priest reported on Thursday that the Diocese of Birmingham has responded to pleas from the concerned parents protesting at Parkfield Community School in Saltley, Birmingham, over inappropriate sex education with a flat refusal to recognise their concerns.  Leaving aside for the moment the diplomatic snub this represents, it is worth taking a closer look at the reasons given by the diocese for not supporting the parents’ cause. Writing for the diocese and on...

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Forget About Decolonizing the Curriculum. We Need to Restore the West’s Telos Before it’s Too Late

Mar 4, 2019 by

by Doug Stokes, Quillette: The campaign by left-wing student protestors and some faculty to force Western universities to “decolonize the curriculum” has been surprisingly successful. A movement that started at the University of Cape Town in 2015, with the demand that the city’s university remove its statue of Cecil Rhodes—“Rhodes Must Fall”—quickly made its way to the U.K., with student activists calling for his statue at Oriel College, Oxford to be taken down. At its heart, the movement...

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LGBT-row teacher up for $1m global prize

Feb 21, 2019 by

By Sean Coughlan, BBC News: A Birmingham assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights and homophobia has been named in the top 10 shortlist for a global teaching prize. Parkfield Community School assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat is in the running for the $1m (£770,000) prize. He has faced protests from some Muslim parents at the primary school. The shortlist was announced by X-Men actor Hugh Jackman, who said teachers were the “real superheroes”. Mr Moffat...

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Our campaign against same-sex marriage test for teachers is rattling opponents

Feb 20, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Last May we exposed Government draft guidance which would have introduced a same-sex marriage test for teachers. There was a huge response to the consultation from C4Mers. Now, it seems, opponents are worried that the Government might be listening. Last week, sex education lobbyists begged Education Secretary Damian Hinds not to “dilute” the advice. The Government hasn’t published its final guidance. No surprise. It’s a hot potato issue. But clearly the likes of...

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Statement at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education

Feb 13, 2019 by

from Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali: I Welcome the sustained work done by the REC’s Commission on Religious Education in Schools. In particular, we can welcome the suggestion that there should be an entitlement to religious education for pupils in all schools. Given an increasingly religious world, it is vital for children to be aware of religions, their teachings and practices and what impact these have both on their adherents and on others in society.The content of such an entitlement, however,...

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They Will Come For The Churches Next

Jan 18, 2019 by

by Matt Walsh, Daily Wire: I wrote yesterday about the fierce backlash (US Vice-President-Ed) Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, is experiencing for getting a job teaching art at a private Christian school. Headline after headline has been published, screaming that Karen Pence is working for an “anti-LGBT” institution. But, as I explained in my other piece, the school’s “anti-LGBT” policy is not only standard and inevitable for an authentic Christian school, but...

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