Prime Minister: five year-olds to be taught about same-sex marriage

Oct 31, 2017

The Prime Minister has stated that compulsory relationships education in English schools will ensure that children of five years old upwards will be taught about “LGBT issues”.

Parents who object to primary school age children being taught about homosexual relationships, including same-sex marriage, or transsexualism will not be allowed to withdraw their children from class under current legislation.

Speaking at an awards ceremony run by the Pink News website, Mrs May said:

“…we are pressing ahead with inclusive relationships and sex education in English schools, making sure that LGBT issues are taught well.”

A false analysis

Mrs May claims that young children need to be taught about alternative lifestyles because of bullying.

She is wrong. Principles of respect, kindness and sociability are universal and must be broadly applied. They do not require pre-pubescent children to learn about adult sexual relationships.

Materials like these are already in use in primary schools.

The Government’s job is to educate, not indoctrinate. It must be left to parents to decide how and when children are introduced to the complexities of adult relationships.

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