LGBT teaching threatens ‘tolerance and respect for religion’

LGBT teaching threatens ‘tolerance and respect for religion’ February 23, 2019

UK Education Secretary Damien Hinds has come under fire over the provision of same-sex relationship lessons in Orthodox Jewish schools.

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The Federation of Synagogues, led by Dayan Lichtenstein penned an angry letter to Damian Hinds MP, above, telling him that:

Under no circumstances will Charedi schools dilute their passionately held beliefs and sexualise their children.

Andrew Cohen also weighed in. The President of the Federation of Synagogues told Hinds that:

Our traditions demand that the teaching of issues of personal intimacy should be left entirely to the parents, who have always decided the appropriate age and the appropriate way in which our children are educated in these matters.

Hinds was told that Britain’s policy of “tolerance and respect for religion” is now “under threat” because schools have to teach about non-heterosexual relations.

All schools are required by law to teach children about characteristics that have legal protection from discrimination, including those who identify as having different sexualities and genders, but Orthodox schools staunchly refuse to do so.

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Education watchdog Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman, above, doubled down on the need to teach about same-sex relations this week, telling the BBC that part of living in a democracy meant accepting and abiding by the rules and laws passed by the majority, even if you don’t like it, adding that nothing extensive or supportive was required.

It’s making sure they know just enough to know that some people prefer not to get married to someone of the opposite sex and that sometimes there are families that have two mummies or two daddies.

It’s about making sure that children who do happen to realise that they themselves may not fit a conventional pattern, know that they are not bad, they are not ill.

However Cohen insisted that while teaching tolerance for all and having in place firm anti-bullying policies have always been an intrinsic part of Charedi education, there is no requirement to teach “innocent children” about same-sex relationships.

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  • igotbanned999

    How dare they infringe on our right to tell our children who to hate!

  • Broga

    Any residual respect I have for religion – close to zilch – disappears when I read that kind of bigotry which is so typical.

  • Matt G

    And wherever there is homophobia, there is the sexual abuse of minors.

  • starmom

    I told my kids that sometimes 2 men or women love each other and want to be together just like me and their dad. What’s so scary about that?
    Religios sure are obsessed with sexuality.

  • guerillasurgeon

    “Our traditions demand that the teaching of issues of personal intimacy should be left entirely to the parents, who have always decided the appropriate age and the appropriate way in which our children are educated in these matters.”
    Which way is almost invariably not to talk about it at all. Except to say – “Don’t do it!”

  • Dom Saunders

    It’s the easiest way to control people.

  • kaydenpat

    LGBTs exist. Get over it. Teaching your kids that they exist doesn’t impinge on your religious freedom.

  • starmom

    Grrrr!

  • Jim Jones

    It’s what they fear most.

  • Raging Bee

    “ZOMG How can people tolerate us when you commie liberals are teaching tolerance and showing how intolerant we are?! IT’S A CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY RELIGION!!!”