The assistant headteacher of a school teaching children about homosexuality as part of a special programme has defended its decision after predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition for the subject to be dropped from the curriculum. Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, claims he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted No Outsiders — a programme run as part of sex and relationship education SRE lessons. Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools. Moffat, the author of Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools, resigned from another primary school — Chilwell Croft Academy, also in Birmingham — after a similar dispute with Muslim parents. Moffat, who resigned from his post in December , said then that some Christian parents had also complained. Children from reception age through to year 6 were being taught five No Outsiders lessons per year, each one covering topics to meet requirements in the Equality Act.
School defends LGBT lessons after religious parents complain
Canadian Laws Pit Freedom of Religion Against ‘Homosexual Rights’
Himself a homosexual, Chamberlain wanted to teach 5- and 6-year-olds about gay and lesbian families. The school board, citing the moral and religious objections of parents, voted to stop the teacher. The ruling was one of several setbacks that drove a leading pro-family activist, Toronto lawyer Gwen Landolt, to predict it will soon be a criminal offense in Canada to express religious-based opposition to homosexual behavior. Homosexuals predicted the clash.
McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill
Corinne Segal Corinne Segal. And now, for the first time, a lawsuit is aiming to overturn one of them. After a debate at a meeting of the Alpine District school board, the Gay-Straight Alliance was able to move forward. The first few weeks were rough — during Club Week at school, some students came to their booth just to laugh at them. And others were too shy to join.
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