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BBC presenters and journalists object to the questioning of LGBT lessons

May 2019

BBC presenter Ben Thompson SOURCE BBC
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BBC presenters and journalists have criticised the Question Time programme for allowing a debate on whether LGBT lessons should be taught to five-year-olds.

Audience member Keith Broughton was picked to ask panellists on the programme: ‘Is it morally right that five-year-old children learn about LGBTQ+ issues in school?’

But some BBC staff thought the people’s concerns should not be allowed to be aired. BBC Breakfast presenter Ben Thompson said, ‘LGBT “issues”? Like what? That we exist?’

And BBC News senior foreign producer Tony Brown added: ‘Replace LGBT with black or Jewish and this question would never have been asked on national TV.’