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May 2020
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Council drops sex education lessons fearing legal challenge

Warwickshire County Council has ditched a highly inappropriate scheme of sex education lessons after lawyers warned of legal action. The lessons were aimed at young children in primary school. They encouraged masturbation and included ‘gratuitously graphic’ sexual images but there was no reference to marriage. Lawyers acting for The Christian Institute notified the council…

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April 2020
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Council apologises for drag queen primary school visit

A local council has apologised to parents who were outraged after a drag queen not only visited their children’s primary school but also put pictures of the visit on his Instagram page. The drag queen, called ‘Flowjob’, joined SNP MP Mhairi Black at Glencoates Primary School in Paisley to mark LGBT History month. But…

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March 2020
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Council on the brink of facing legal case over sex education

Warwickshire County Council is on the verge of facing a legal challenge over a controversial and ‘misleading’ policy for implementing Relationship and Sex Education in primary schools under its care. Lawyers acting on behalf of The Christian Institute have written to the council, raising concerns over what the Institute calls a ‘catalogue of errors’.…

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January 2020
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Stonewall made false claims of Ofsted scrutiny

Britain’s primary schools should not be intimidated into creating a pro-LGBT curriculum, the Christian Institute has warned. Last year, a guide published by gay rights lobby group Stonewall made the assertion that Ofsted, the government’s education watchdog, would be ‘watching schools’ to make sure that lessons have been made LGBT-inclusive. The 60-page guide says,…

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January 2020
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Church of England sex lessons charter criticised

The Church of England has published a charter on relationships and sexual health education (RSHE), but critics say it just panders to the culture. General Synod member Andrea Williams (who is also Director of Christian Concern) said, ‘This charter fails to protect teachers, governors and children who wish to state and uphold the Church’s…

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December 2019
News > Education > Ethics

New guide to debunk schools equality myths

A new guide for parents and pupils aims to debunk the myths surrounding what schools in Great Britain are required to do because of the Equality Act. The guide is called Equipped for Equality and is published by The Christian Institute. It is written primarily for parents and pupils, although others may find it…

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November 2019
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Parents in Wales could lose sex lessons opt out

Parents in Wales could lose their right to remove their children from sex and relationship classes under Welsh Government plans. The proposal is currently part of an eight-week consultation. A previous consultation found that 89 per cent of respondents backed the right of parents to take children out of the classes. But Education Minister…

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November 2019
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Christian couple hits national headlines following ET sex education interview

A Christian couple have hit the national headlines after they shared their story in September’s Evangelical Times of how they made a principled stand against their school’s sex education programme. Following ET’s publication of an interview with Matthew and Naomi Seymour in September a number of national media organisations picked up on the story.…

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October 2019
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BBC show replicates same-sex relationship lesson

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…

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October 2019
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BBC film for school children says there are ‘over 100 genders’

The BBC has produced an education film for schools that claims there are ‘more than 100 gender identities’. It has been sharply criticised as nonsense and accused of confusing primary school children as young as nine. BBC Teach released the series of nine films to support the physical, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum…

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September 2019
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Vicar resigns as school governor after raising concerns about sex education

In June, an Anglican vicar came under fire for expressing concerns about proposed changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Writing in his parish magazine, Rev. Peter Hughes commented on sex education in general, suggesting that it can encourage experimentation and have the unintended consequence of grooming children and making them vulnerable to abuse.…

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September 2019
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Humanists want Christian content out of schools

Humanists UK has given its backing to parents who are looking to challenge daily acts of Christian worship in state schools. Lee and Lizanne Harris exercised their legal right to withdraw their children from school assemblies but now want the primarily Christian content ended, and have been given permission by the High Court to…

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