Muslims’ fury forces schools to shelve anti-homophobia storybooks for 5-year-olds
Two primary schools have withdrawn storybooks about same-sex relationships after objections from Muslim parents.
Up to 90 gathered at the schools to complain about the books which are aimed at pupils as young as five.
One story, titled King & King, is a fairytale about a prince who turns down three princesses before marrying one of their brothers.
Another named And Tango Makes Three features two male penguins who fall in love at a New York zoo.
Bristol City Council said the two schools had been using the books to ensure they complied with gay rights laws which came into force last April.
“The main issue was there was a total lack of consultation with parents,” he said.
“The schools refused to deal with the parents, and were completely authoritarian.
“The agenda was to reduce homophobic bullying and all the parents said they were not against that side of it, but families were saying to us ‘our child is coming home and talking about same-sex relationships, when we haven’t even talked about heterosexual relationships with them yet’.
“They don’t do sex education until Year Six and at least there you have got the option of withdrawing the children.
“But here you don’t have that option apparently. You can’t withdraw because it is no particular lesson they are used in.”
A spokesman for Bristol City Council said: “All Bristol schools have a legal duty to report and deal with homophobic harassment as part of the curriculum since April 2007.”
She said the council had “temporarily withdrawn” the use of the materials in question and was liaising with various groups to “ensure that the topic can be addressed in an inclusive manner in the curriculum”. (Source)
Amazing what a little bit of community activism can do. It just shows how pathetic we are as a Church today. Even if a fraction of our people would show some backbone, the sexcops who occupy positions of power in this country would think twice about perverting our children. I am sure security concerns also encouraged the council to reconsider their curriculum too. Security. concerns. Would you show a little muscle to protect your children? Or is that a politically incorrect question to ask you?