Christian reaction to new sex ed proposals

Dec 19, 2017 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier:

UK Education Secretary Justine Greening has opened a consultation period for people to express what they want children to be taught in relationship education.

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) will become compulsory in England in primary schools.

New proposals will likely include more education on transgenderism and same-sex relationships as well as changes to include teaching about the dangers of pornography and sexting.

Some Christians view the consultation period as a positive thing because Christian parents can speak out and say what they would like to see in RSE.

Rachel Gardner, Christian Director of Youthscape and President of the Girls Brigade, told Premier: “This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and talk about the fact that we want our young people to grown into compassionate, kind adults with self-control and we really want that front and centre on the curriculum.”

Up until now, only a third of all secondary schools have been required to teach RSE.

Gareth Cheeseman from the Christian charity Acet UK which runs sex education classes said: “Our concern at the moment is the number of young people who don’t receive any relationship and sex education because their teachers are untrained and they don’t have the curriculum time to cover it, anything that can help tackle that issue has the potential to be a positive force.”

The news of including teaching about same-sex relationships has not gone down well with those who consider sexuality a moral issue which parents will have different views on.

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Read also: Relationships Education moves a step forward, The Christian Institute

Tell the Government: Education not Indoctrination, Coalition for Marriage

We must defeat the concerted rush for anything-goes sex and relationships education, by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern

Press release: Relationships Education Consultation, from Coalition for Marriage


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