Scotland: Group pushes mandatory LGBT education in public schools; proposal seen as 'Trojan horse' to indoctrinate pupils

An LGBT group called Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) is campaigning for public school children to "learn about homosexual, bisexual and transgender issues." The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has backed the promotion of LGBT History Month last April. "This includes making it compulsory for all schools' sex education policies to include a positive portrayal of same-sex relationships, promoting LGBT History Month in all schools, and encouraging schools to develop a curriculum that is inclusive of LGBT issues," said Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT.

Rev. David Robertson, moderator of the Free Church of Scotland said an LGBT education would violate the human rights of Christian parents: "Human rights legislation says that 'the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions. The petitioner's demand for statutory teaching of such topics without provision for parents and pupils who disagree is in direct conflict with this legislation," he said.

Robertson warned that the aim of the proposal is indoctrination: "We believe that the real object of the petition is to indoctrinate school pupils with one particular perspective on moral and sexual ethics and one which is contrary to mainstream Christianity. We believe this is a Trojan horse to impose an ideological perspective on all pupils, whether they want it or not," he said. Read More via Christian Today