BIRMINGHAM – Muslims in the British city of Birmingham have withdrawn hundreds of their children from a local school in protest against homosexual propaganda being added to the curriculum, The New Observer reported.
“This is a brainwash. We bring our children here so they can later work as a solicitor or a teacher, not to be taught about being gay or a lesbian,” one angry father Abdul Ma, 46, said.
Razina Mahmood, 40 added: “This is nothing but indoctrination of our children. You are using our children as an experiment.”
The protest came as assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat MBE continued to pilot what’s known as ‘No Outsiders’ – a program run alongside sex and relationship education (SRE) lessons at Parkfield.
Moffat produced a book with the same name about his experiences after he resigned from Chilwell Croft Academy in 2014 because of similar complaints from parents about his sexuality.
The storybooks being read by pupils in class tales about same-sex relationships and homosexual marriages.
On Friday, the Muslim parents said about 600 Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day in protest.
At one protest parents held signs that read ‘say no to promoting of homosexuality and LGBT ways of life to our children’, ‘stop exploiting children’s innocence’, and ‘education not indoctrination’.
In a letter to the parents, the trustee board of Excelsior Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, confirmed that the lessons will now be stopped until the end of the term.
“The discussions were a helpful first step and identified the key issues that are concerning parents, including the ethos, the books, the age appropriateness, the lessons, and the assemblies,” the letter said.
“The agreed outcome of the meeting was the need to have a discussion with the school community about the No Outsiders curriculum and how it should be delivered.”
Same-sex relationship and marriage are totally prohibited in Islam, Christianity, and all divine religions.
Islam teaches that believers should neither do the obscene acts nor in any way indulge in their propagation.
The Catholic Church teaches that homosexuality is not a sin, but considers homosexual intercourse as sinful.
Former Pope Benedict XVI had called for defending humanity against the threat posed by homosexual behaviors, warning homosexual acts could lead to the self-destruction of the human race.