The LGBT agenda that is tearing a school apart

Feb 18, 2019 by

by Chris McGovern, MercatorNet:

A group of more than 300 people stood outside Parkfield Community Primary School in Birmingham last Friday morning, protesting against lessons on homosexuality and gender. The parents, representing the school’s predominantly Muslim population, kept their children out with them for the first hour of the day. Among the signs the group displayed some read: “Respect and Be Respected”, “Say No to Discrimination Against the Children” and “Education Not Indoctrination”. The following article was written when the issue first reached the media in late January.

Are British schools in breach of the law if they are failing to teach why, in some countries, homosexuality carries the death penalty? This is true, for example, of Qatar, the host nation for the next soccer World Cup finals in 2022. The criminalisation of gay relationships extends to more than 70 countries. We do not appear to be teaching children to reach a balanced understanding of why many people around the world see LGBT communities differently from a majority of us in the West.

Several major religions condemn homosexual activity as sinful. Should we not be teaching children, at the very least, to understand why, even if we find such views repellent?

This is the other side of the coin in the row engulfing Parkfield Community Primary School in Birmingham, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. In line with the Equality Act 2010 and the requirement to promote British Values, the school teaches about homophobia and LGBT rights. 

The school’s ‘No Outsiders’ project has the best of intentions. Who could be against teaching young children to respect the point of view of people who may be ‘different’ from themselves?

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