- Jan 21, 2015
anyone into the oppression olympics might need to get their calculator out for this one , surely a compromise would be to let parents have a say if non essential material is to be used in schools? should religious rights be overridden even if it causes more division?
Protests began at schools in Birmingham where the No Outsiders programme was being taught.
Schools across England have received letters opposing the teaching of relationships and sex education (RSE) and LGBT equality, the BBC has learned.
Protests started in Birmingham and letters, predominantly from conservative Muslims, have been sent to a number of schools elsewhere.
One campaigner said relationship lessons due to start in schools in 2020"proselytise a homosexual way of life".
Supporters of the lessons said there was a "lot of misinformation".
Letters opposing the lessons have been sent to schools in Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Croydon, Ealing, Manchester, Northampton and Nottingham, BBC Newsnight has discovered.
Mainly Muslim families have been protesting outside Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham after pupils were given books featuring transgender children and gay families.
Protest leader Shakeel Afsar: "All we are concerned [about] is we are having our children come home with material that contradicts our moral values."
Another protester, Amir Ahmed, said: "It's not about gay lesbian rights and equality. This is purely about proselytising a homosexual way of life to children."
When asked if he believed children could be "recruited to be gay", Mr Ahmed said: "You can condition them to accept this as being a normal way of life and it makes the children more promiscuous as they grow older."
He added: "Whether they become gay or not, they can still enter into gay relationships.
"They want to convert you, they want to convert your morality and that's just wrong."