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HEART Christian newspaper | December 15, 2019

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Christian group protests over LGBT lessons

A Christian organisation has been set up to oppose the government’s new sex education requirements that will be introduced in English schools in September 2020.

Our Children Our Faith Our Rights (OCOFOR) demonstrated outside Parliament in October over the LGBT aspects of sex and relationships teaching, demanding the right to withdraw children from these lessons.

Meanwhile, the Department for Education (DfE) has contradicted the head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), David Isaac. Isaac had said that parents should not be consulted about LGBT teaching in primary schools, but new DfE guidance states, “Schools must consult parents in developing and reviewing their policy”.

Muslim parents have already been demonstrating outside Birmingham primary schools for the past few months and last issue HEART featured campaigning Christian mother Susan Mason, who has set up the School Gate Campaign to hand out leaflets explaining the perceived harm that could be done to young children by the lessons.

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