Gender theory must not be pushed onto school children, Antonia Tully, national co-ordinator of ‘Safe at School’, has rightly warned. She claimed there had been a misuse of science by the sex education lobby resulting in the pushing of gender theory onto children.
Ms Tully said the Sex Education Forum (SEF) had taken a study published in the British Medical Journal and used it as justification for encouraging teachers to promote same-sex relationships and prompt children to question their gender.
The study, which looked at three different studies over the past 30 years, was called Patterns and trends in sources of information about sex among young people in Britain: evidence from three national surveys of sexual attitudes and lifestyles.
She said, ‘What this study really shows is the extent to which parents have been undermined as the primary educators of their children in sexual matters. Sex education in schools has undercut the role of parents, to the extent that between 1990 and 2012, the proportion of young people citing school as their main source of information increased from 28.2 per cent to 40.3 per cent.
‘Neither primary nor secondary schools are under any legal obligation to introduce the gender issue into sex education lessons. The government has not accepted a recommendation from the House of Commons Education Committee to make sex education compulsory.’