Saturday, March 07, 2009

In London, 'Gay' Education is Mandatory

Parents who took their children out of [elementary] school to prevent them being taught about lesbian, gay and transgender relationships are facing prosecution.

-- From "Parents face prosecution over 'gay' education class protest" by Sara Dixon, Times Online 3/7/09

Around 30 pupils from an east London [George Tomlinson] primary school were absent from a week of special lessons to highlight non-heterosexual partnerships.

The protesting parents said the content was more appropriate for secondary school pupils and now they face possible court action.

Pervez Latif, whose children Saleh, ten, and Abdur-Rahim, nine, attend the school, said both Christian and Muslim parents objected to the theme linked to Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month.

Mr Latif is quoted as saying: “I didn’t want my children to be learning about this.

“I wrote a letter to the chairman of the governors explaining that I would be taking my children out of school and he wrote back saying that there was no other option.”

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