The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has featured a controversial children’s story book, And Tango Makes Three, which is about two gay penguins raising a chick together.
The show invited a headteacher to read the book aloud and replicate a relationship lesson in front of an adult studio audience.
The headteacher comes from a school that uses the No Outsiders teaching scheme which recommends a series of 35 books, five of which feature LGBT families.
Comments were then sought from the studio audience, including Christian parents Nigel and Sally Rowe, Muslim and Jewish teachers and campaigners.
The audience was also comprised of other Christians who claimed the books were indoctrinating children. During the show, campaigners said they would renew their protests outside schools.
In 2017, the Rowes challenged their sons’ former Church of England primary school after being told ‘misgendering’ a child could be considered a form of bullying.
When a six-year-old boy in their son’s class started to come to school dressed as a girl, the Rowes raised concerns. They have withdrawn their boys but they are still challenging the school’s policies.