Should Students be Punished for respectfully voicing their concerns over participating in LGBT curriculum?
A British teacher punished two ten-year-old students by removing them from the classroom for a total of five days after objecting to participate in an LGBT-themed lesson because it went against their religion.
The LGBT-themed lessons were part of Gay Pride Month according to parents and a British Christian organization.
The fifth grade teacher from Heavers Farmer Primary School in South London was leading the LGBT lesson on June 20 when a ten-year-old boy named Farrell requested that he not participate in the lesson.
The teacher refused to grant his request commenting that it was part of the curriculum according to Christian Concern.
But the LGBT issue didn’t get dropped. Instead it Got worse…
Later, the teacher inquired as to where Farrell was from, of which the boy responded that he was of African Jamaican heritage. The boy expressed that in that country, the people are predominantly Christian and Catholic, and thereby do not accept LGBT.
The teacher went on to ask Farrell and his friend, Kaysey about LGBT people.
“Do you want them to die?” the teacher asked.
Farrell responded that he did not, but in his country, LGBT people were punished. Farrell further went on to explain that the lifestyle was against his religion and both himself and Kaysey are Christians.
The teacher then accused Farrell of utilizing homophobic language, and for saying, “LGBT sucks and LGBT’s dumb”.
Farrell denies saying this phrase.
The headmaster removed both students for five days, commenting, “How dare you? You are a disappointment to the school,” according to the organization.
Parents say that the children’s version of the events are supported by other students in the class.
Meanwhile the Christian Concern commented that the school violated the law governing removing children from class. The rule says that it is unlawful to exclude students for non-disciplinary reasons.
Andrea Williams who is the Chief Executive of Christian Legal Centre, says that the situation demonstrates that parents are,
Christian Concern says the school violated the rule for removing children from class. The rule states, “It is unlawful to exclude for a non-disciplinary reason.”
Chief Executive of the Christian Legal Center, Andrea Williams , says parents, are “beginning to see the dangers of the imposition of the new sexual and gender ideology” that “does not permit dissent even from innocent 10-year-old children.”
“This incident highlights again just how aggressive and intolerant the LGBT agenda can be,” Williams said. “An ideology that has to resort to such heavy-handed tactics to force 10-year-old children to accept something that instinctively they do not, only highlights how life-crushing that ideology is.”
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