BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND — (03-06-19) — Angry Muslim parents force school to stop its LGBT lesson program in Birmingham, England.
The school announced the cancellation of LGBT lessons after 600 pupils were reportedly taken out of classes by angry Muslim parents upset that homosexuality was “Being Aggressively” taught to their children.
After heavy pressure from conservatives and religious groups, Parkfield Community School was forced to suspend its ‘No Outsiders’ classes until after Easter, while a consultation takes place with parents.
Anger from conservatives towards the school has been growing since “LGBT Education began being taught in classrooms.
Angry parents have threatened assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat MBE, who is gay. Moffect says that he has received nasty emails including one which warned that he “wouldn’t last long.”
One of the main reasons for all the drama is that the primary school that currently has 740 pupils enrolled, is located in a predominantly Muslim area.
The school has come under fire from Muslim parents for implementing a so called “LGBT curriculum which seeks to challenge homophobia. Muslims believe that homophobia is allowed as homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam.
Review a clip of Muslim parents protesting at the school over what they call promotion of homosexuality at the Parkfield Community School in Birmingham.
According to Alum Rock Community Forum, children were removed from classes over the school’s “undermining of parental rights and aggressively promoting homosexuality.”
The forum further claims that despite repeated petitions, protests and dialogue instigated by parents, they have been “arrogantly ignored.”
In a letter to parents, the trustee board of Excelsior Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, confirmed lessons would be halted until the end of April.
Moffat had been piloting the program, which had been running in parallel with sex and relationship education (SRE) lessons.
Books about same sex marriage including King & King and Mommy, Mama and Me were just some of the books being read to children.
We will continue to follow this story and should new developments arise, we will bring them to you.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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