Tuesday, April 19, 2016

British Values?

From Christianity Today:
Parents are threatening to keep their children from attending class on the day the Church of England primary school in Hartfield, East Sussex holds its "transgender day" event, which was designed by the school to "empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people." The school's head teacher, Emma Maltby, said the classes are part of meeting the government's requirement to teach children "British values."

"As part of the national curriculum, we spend time talking to the children about British values of tolerance, respect and celebrating differences," she said.

But Christian parents are outraged, according to Charisma News. The classes on transsexualism will encourage children to "explore" their sexuality, and parents are complaining that the event is only going to "satisfy adult political agendas."

The Christian Institute spokesman Simon Calvert said children do not need to be taught about the homosexual lifestyle to show respect towards it. (Read more.)

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