Parent power forces school to cancel LGBT Parade

Jul 24, 2018 by

from Coalition for Marriage:

Earlier this month a primary school in Croydon told parents that their children would be taking part in a ‘Pride’ march to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.

The school wanted pupils to march to celebrate adult sexual choices at an age where some of them, according to the Daily Mail, “are still learning to read and can’t yet tell the time.”

Despite the school saying that the parade was compulsory, parents stepped in to defend their children.

On the day 110 pupils were absent, either explicitly because of the march or without providing an explanation. As a result, the planned parade was cancelled, although the school did hold a themed assembly instead.

A threat to parents

Parents at Heavers Farm Primary School had asserted their right to be primary educators of their children on moral matters including marriage, the family and alternative lifestyles.

Yet this fundamental right remains under threat.

Earlier this week Dame Louise Casey, who led a Government inquiry into extremism and integration, told the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee that such parents were extremists.

She told the committee that the law should not allow children to be withdrawn from classes by parents who object to same-sex marriage, saying “they are laws, and they have to be taught.”

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