by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
England’s Pink Triangle Trust, a gay humanist group, denounced the House of Commons on Feb. 24 for passing an amendment to the Children, Schools and Families Bill that would allow sex education to be taught in a way that “reflects” a school’s “religious character.”
“This bill … will shift the focus of the law as it applies to faith schools away from the needs of children, towards the religious prejudices of the school,” said PTT Secretary George Broadhead.
A recent study by the gay lobby group Stonewall found higher levels of anti-gay bullying in religious schools, Broadhead noted.
“How is this going to be tackled if such schools are permitted to teach pupils that gay sexual relationships are sinful?” he asked.