A primary school that taught students as young as 4 about LGBT lifestyles has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were kept home by their parents to protest what they described as the “aggressive” promotion of homosexuality.
The Guardian reports that Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, U.K., organized a program aimed at children aged 4-11 titled “No Outsiders” which taught that “families look different,” in an effort to teach young students about homosexuality. In the program, students read books with titles such as Mommy, Mama and Me and King & King — stories about same-sex relationships and marriages.
But after 600 children were taken out of classes at the school, where the majority of its students follow Islam, the school announced it had decided to suspend the program.
In a letter to parents, the school said: “Up to the end of this term, we will not be delivering any No Outsiders lessons in our long-term year curriculum plan, as this half term has already been blocked for religious education. Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.”
The program was created by assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat, who said the pro-“tolerance” plan was essential to “preparing children for modern Britain.” Moffat, who is gay, was ”awarded an MBE for his work in equality education and is also in the running for a major international teaching award,” according to The Guardian.
He resigned from a previous teaching post at another school after Christian parents complained about his LGBT-affirming curriculum, the Daily Mail reports.
Last month, Parkfield community school received a letter with over 400 signatures from parents, mostly Muslim, calling for the program to be pulled. When the school refused to comply, parents protested outside the building and eventually pulled their children from classes.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett