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Christians and Muslims Unite Over LGBT Lessons.

Updated on May 18, 2019

Christians, Muslims and LGBT.

Ever since LGBT education was introduced to schools, in Birmingham, Muslim parents have been removing their children, from schools. The lessons are supposed to teach children, that people should not be judged, by their sexuality.

However, many Muslim parents feel, that the LGBT lessons are acting as a recruiting sergeant, for the homosexual lifestyle. Supporters of the LGBT lessons, which encompass other types of modern education, say there is nothing wrong with the lessons. They are merely trying to enlighten and bring understanding to children, of what growing up, respectful of one's sexuality, is all about.

The Muslims parents, however, do not see it that way. They say they are not homophobic, merely exercising their rights as parents, to take children out of classes, teaching subjects, contrary, to what the Quran says.

Whether you agree with the Muslim parents' stance or not, they should have the right to disengage their children from classes, if they think, their children are being brainwashed to accept the LGBT community.

Although the protests started all over Birmingham, they have spread to cities and towns, across the nation. Schools in Bristol, Bradford, Ealing, Manchester, Northhampton and Nottingham, have all been, picketed by the angry parents.

Schools have also been sent letters, protesting the education of young children, about LGBT subjects.

Muslims are not the only ones protesting, in Kent, protests have started, there too. Not just from Muslims, but from Christians, where homosexuality, is categorically condemned, in both the Old and New Testaments.

It seems in the last few years people of faith, particularly Christians, have been ridden over roughshod when they have questioned, the morality of the LGBT community. It seems now, faith communities, in the UK, are fed up of not being listened to. Having to bow down to the LGBT agenda and seeing their strongly held convictions, being dismissed, being labelled as homophobic, is enough.

In an equal society (which it plainly is not), all views and lifestyles, agree or not, should be tolerated. However, gays like other groups in society cannot be criticised it seems, whereas Christians for example, are fair game. Tell me, reader, where is the equality in that?

It seems now those people (mentioned) of faith, have had enough, and, they are on a collision course, with what the state thinks is right.



Parkfield Community School, Birmingham.

As mentioned in the above article, protests against LGBT lessons broke out at Parkfield Community School, in Birmingham. Muslim parents were opposed, to the teaching of LGBT lessons, based on their faith.

The protests spread to other parts of Birmingham and letters were sent out to schools, opposing the lessons. One head teacher was forced to defend the 'No Outsiders' classes, which include, the subject of LGBT.

As stated earlier, the Muslim parents, many from a conservative, interpretation of the Quran, said in principle, they were not anti-gay, merely opposed to the subject matter, being taught to their children.

Christians have joined the protests, and letter sending, to schools. For many years, Christians and Muslims, have been at loggerheads over various issues, ironically though, this LGBT matter appears to be uniting them.

While Christians and Muslims uniting on a common issue are good, there will be extremists, in both faiths, who will want to use the LGBT dispute, to push their own agenda.

Just as there are extremists in the LGBT camp, so there are in Islam and Christianity too. Extremism breeds extremism, and, in the long run, this cannot be a good thing.

Let us hope the protests by Muslims and Christians, up and down the nation remain peaceful. Let there be understanding from the faith groups, the LGBT community and the educators of our children.


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    • John Welford profile image

      John Welford 

      4 weeks ago from Barlestone, Leicestershire

      Readmikenow persists in misreading the situation. The proposal in the UK - which has been piloted in Birmingham - has nothing to do with teaching that homosexuality is right or wrong, but everything to do with informing young children that families do not necessarily consist of mummy, daddy and the kids. This is part of an ongoing course in Relationships and Sex Education that will start at a younger age than the current syllabus in Sex Education that many children follow when in secondary school, and from which parents are entitled to withdraw their children should they so choose.

      It is all about understanding, and nothing can possibly be construed as indoctrination.

      I also fail to see how I am being hypocritical. Are you really saying that if someone is intolerant of intolerance then they are acting in contradiction of their stated beliefs? If that is so, then nobody could criticize any behavior that was oppressive or discriminatory. Surely this would be absurd.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      4 weeks ago

      I don't consider this name calling. It seems to me to be an observation.

      From the Merriam Webster Dictionary,

      Hypocrite - a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.

      Is it possible you do not fully comprehend the meanings of the words inclusive and acceptance?

      “Would you not describe persecutions of gay people as being evil actions?”

      I would describe the persecution of any person as being an act of evil. I don't differentiate based on how a person has sex.

      I also believe that subjects such as homosexuality are things that should be discussed at home based on a family's individual belief system. It is not a subject for schools to teach. When this is done, I believe it could be labeled as indoctrination.

    • John Welford profile image

      John Welford 

      4 weeks ago from Barlestone, Leicestershire

      So you agree - the Bible has been misused to justify evil actions. Would you not describe persecutions of gay people as being evil actions?

      Please note that I do not assign names like "hypocrite" to people who do not agree with my side of a debate. Good people are perfectly capable of doing bad things, but that does not necessarily make them bad people. I believe in reasoned, civilized discussion of issues and never resort to name-calling or ad hominem arguments.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      4 weeks ago

      "The Bible has been used down the centuries to condemn left-handers as being evil." It may have been used, but I challenge anyone to show a passage that condemns left-handed people. So, the problem is evil people using the Bible to justify their desires. "The Bible has also been used to justify the slavery of black people (the descendants of Ham)." and yet I still can no find a passage that justifies it, so again, it is evil people using the holy Bible for their evil intentions. Only people ignorant of the Bible follow such beliefs. "People are born with genes that either make them straight or gay in later life" Why are there so many people who leave the "Gay Lifestyle?" Have you ever heard of Anne Heche? She is one among many. So, what happened with her genetics and the genetics of so many others who have left the gay lifestyle? You are hypocritical. You expect everyone to accept your view on homosexuality as enlightened, but reject another view of it.

    • John Welford profile image

      John Welford 

      4 weeks ago from Barlestone, Leicestershire

      Am I hypocritical? One thing I admit to is being left-handed. The Bible has been used down the centuries to condemn left-handers as being evil people destined for Hell (sheep and goats and all that). The Bible has also been used to justify the slavery of black people (the descendants of Ham).

      Surely it is hypocritical to accept the ignorance of ancient writers in terms of their ignorance of homosexuality but reject it when it does not agree with one's more enlightened social mores. There are plenty of teachings in the Bible that nobody takes a blind bit of notice of nowadays, and a good thing too.

      People are born with genes that either make them straight or gay in later life, just as they may have genes that make them left-handed or have black skin. Being gay is not a choice - you either are or you are not - so condemning them for being so is nothing short of just plain wicked.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      4 weeks ago

      John,

      I'll stop now. It's obvious your understanding of Christianity is seriously lacking. It would require an understanding of the history of the Christian Bible, and you obviously don't have it. Christians and Muslims should not be forced to go against what is in their holy books no matter what society tries to force on them. There is plenty of judgment involved by you. You and people who believe like you have judged those who hold true to the teachings in their holy book are wrong by your standards and should accept that which they are told not to accept. You call things in holy books as absurd statements not to be trusted. You are showing plenty of prejudice or hatred toward people trying to be true to their faith. Are you familiar with the concept of hypocrisy?

    • John Welford profile image

      John Welford 

      4 weeks ago from Barlestone, Leicestershire

      Leviticus? The Christian Bible? I thought Christ only appeared in the New Testament! Do you think that Christians should be circumcised or only eat kosher meat?

      Leaving that aside, it is surely absurd to take on trust statements made thousands of years of ago on matters about which people at that time knew very little. There are many Christians and Muslims who recognize that our modern knowledge of what makes people "straight" or "gay" takes the issue outside the scope of religious dogma.

      But - as I said before - the current issue of "No Outsiders" has nothing at all to do with teaching that homosexuality is morally acceptable or not. It has everything to do with removing - at an early age - any justification for prejudice or hatred towards people of a different sexual nature. No judgment is involved - only recognition that there are different ways of life.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      4 weeks ago

      Mr. Welford, yes, you are trying to subvert individuals religious beliefs if you teach that homosexuality is normal. I believe it is you who and people who think like you who need a lesson in tolerance. Should you have access to a Christian Bible I ask you to read Leviticus 18 & 20 then tell me what you think.

    • John Welford profile image

      John Welford 

      4 weeks ago from Barlestone, Leicestershire

      Readmikenow has misunderstood what is involved here. Nobody is trying to subvert anyone's religion, but the scheme is question aims to make children aware of differences in society and to be tolerant towards others. That is essential in the multicultural communities that are found in most UK cities, and is why the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum will become compulsory in UK schools from next year.

    • Nick Bishop profile imageAUTHOR

      Nick Bishop 

      4 weeks ago from Blackpool

      Thanks for the critique and feedback.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      4 weeks ago

      This article shows a total lack and understanding of the Christian and Muslim holy books. To expect them to go against the teaching of their faith is not right.

    • John Welford profile image

      John Welford 

      4 weeks ago from Barlestone, Leicestershire

      It is very unfortunate that these protests have been made, because there is absolutely nothing for these parents to worry about. The "No Outsiders" programme has the basic aim of getting children to appreciate that not all families are the same and that some children will have two mothers or two fathers, and there is nothing that makes such an arrangement better or worse than any other.

      It is all about encouraging tolerance in the next generation and avoiding the intolerance that has unfortunately afflicted some of their parents.

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