The Christian Institute – February 16, 2018
A humanist campaign group wants four-year-olds to be taught about LGBT issues – and has branded religious views on sexuality “discriminatory”.
Humanists UK, formerly known as the British Humanist Association, issued a statement backing Government plans on new primary school Relationships Education.
Under the proposals, children will be taught about “different types of relationships”, which critics fear could include homosexuality, transsexualism and same-sex marriage.
The group went on to compare traditional religious views to racism, claiming they were an “unconscionable affront to the equality and dignity of all people”.
Christian Institute – March 3, 2017
Controversial plans to enforce relationships education in primary schools will include no right of withdrawal for parents, it has emerged.
Yesterday evening the government released an official policy statement, outlining its plans to create a new statutory subject of “‘Relationships Education” in primary schools across England.
The statement reveals that the subject will include teaching on “different types of relationships” as well as “boundaries and consent.” Alarmingly, it also states that parents will not be allowed to withdraw their children from these lessons.
Responding to the move. Laura Perrins, co-editor of the Conservative Woman website, stressed that parents would be sidelined:
“Parents are best placed to discuss these sensitive issues with their own children, not the government or strangers in the classroom.
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”.