Scottish Ed. Sec.: Drag queens part of ‘health’ curriculum, but not ones with X-rated social posts

Feb 28, 2020 by

by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite:

Education Secretary John Swinney maintains that such events are ‘an implicit part of the health and wellbeing part of the curriculum,’ though.

The Scottish Education Secretary, John Swinney, has said that a drag queen who performs regularly on the adult entertainment scene and has a series of X-rated posts on social media should not have been invited to read stories to schoolchildren.

Earlier this month, children as young as four attended a school event featuring a drag queen who goes by “Flowjob.” After an online backlash against the event, the local council issued an apology and said that “Flowjob” would not have been invited had they been aware of the content on his social media profile. However, despite the critical response online, the school’s headteacher praised the event and local MP Mhairi Black, who was also in attendance, fired back at critics, accusing them of “homophobia.”

Similar to the apology issued by the local council, Swinney implied that the event had been primarily organized at the instigation of students, saying that there were “pupil aspirations to understand more about LGBT issues,” just as the council had said in its apology that “school pupils at Glencoats Primary are currently organising a series of activities and events to mark LGBT history month.”

Swinney said that such events were “an implicit part of the health and wellbeing part of the curriculum” but that “quite clearly this was an invitation that should not have been issued given the background material that had been on the social media account of the individual concerned.”

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Read also: MP Mhairi Black criticises online trolls for ‘homophobic’ response to drag queen’s school visit by Sarah Young, Independent

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