Christian Institute – February 10, 2017
Primary schools and academies in England will be forced to teach sex education, with no right of withdrawal for parents, if a new proposal becomes law.
New Clause 5 (NC5), would create a national curriculum subject of “Relationships Education,” opening the door for lobby groups to push explicit material on kids as young as five.
It has been put forward by MPs David Burrowes and Maria Miller as part of the Children and Social Work Bill. It would apply to all state-funded schools.
Marketed as “Relationships Education,” the new clause is so broad that it includes many aspects of sex education for which parents currently have a right of withdrawal.
However, because it creates a compulsory subject, this right of withdrawal would no longer apply. It could also be used to compel church schools to endorse same-sex marriage.
Director of The Christian Institute, Colin Hart, slammed the proposals, calling them “poorly drafted, dangerous and amoral”.