Christian School Administrator Suspended After Questioning New Lgbt Agenda

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    At one time, I did work, for a couple of weeks, for a lesbian couple. They were nice young ladies, but I was really glad not to work for them anymore.

    I think different groups have a tendency to push their beliefs onto others. Whenever HGTV network shows either a lesbian or gay couple looking for a house, or having one remodeled, we turn to another station.
     
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    We are quickly becoming a country with communist rules.

    Instead of shoving their political agendas down the throats of their captive audience, schools should teach tolerance daily, teach students to know the difference between having an argument with or a dislike for someone or their opinons and beliefs, and provoking and harassing someone.

    With all the problems, especially bullying and violence, schools should focus on protecting every student's rights, with teachers being thoroughly trained in how to spot anyone being singled out and stop the ganging up.
     
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    I don't know Emma..I mean how much more are teachers going have to endure- before they start leaving in droves ?
    They are suppose to teach academics
    not have explain why Sue has two moms, or whip out a gun because Johndingbat, shows up with AK 47. Teachers are underpaid as is...at some point- they will revolt.
     
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    Arming teachers is just another way of avoiding the actual cause of kids snapping all over their schools.
    That never happens out of the blue, and just about in every case, if a student at the school was at home, knew or knew of the school shooter, and heard on the radio of a shooting at their school, immediately someone would come to mind, not because the student is mentally ill, but because of weeks, months and years of shunning and abuse that isn't stopped.

    There are videos and news stories all over the internet of young children committing suicide because of what's going on at school. It's not possible for things to be that bad at an elementary school without any teacher being aware. Their lives have just started. They want to live.

    The worst problem in the U S is the aggression and ganging up in schools. This leads to school shootings.
    Not one problem has ever been solved by ignoring the root cause of the problem.
     
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    I don't think a teacher should be discussing their sexual orientation any more than they should be discussing religion. It isn't their major, nor what the tax payers are paying them to teach.

    I do realize this was a private Christian school. Perhaps the best thing is for the school to refer those types of questions back to the parents or at a church environment. Out of the whole Bible, there aren't enough references to this, for it to qualify as a curriculum subject. Therefore, it becomes a matter of personal interpretation. I would want to have that discussion with my children. I wouldn't want a teacher discussing it with them. Too may come from a place of hate and judgement and this isn't the way I would want my kids to see other people.
     
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    The article in the OP was about an administrator in London. I'm not sure if the same agenda is being pushed in the USA; I hope not. It's not clear what grades the students are in; I wouldn't want my elementary student being subjected to propaganda without my knowledge. (And yes, I mean "propaganda"...gasp.) From the article...

    Griffith shared her concerns at a Curriculum and Standards, highlighting that “parents had not been consulted” and assured that there would be “parents with children from religious backgrounds who would object and not want their children to have this form of sex education,” according to advocacy group Christian Concern.
     
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    Oh, I don't mind the LGBT bunch...I just feel that they should be denied basic civil rights!

    Hal
     
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    From the title, I would assume that this was a Christian school, and it seems odd that a Christian school would have such a policy, or react in such a manner to someone questioning it. However, the article doesn't make it clear whether it is speaking of an administrator of a Christian school or an administrator of a public or secular school who is Christian, as "Christian School Administrator" could be read either way.
     
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    Don't know what to think about your reply here, Hal, other than...…….HANG ON for the overwhelming replies of "just what are you saying here??"
     
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    I agree with this, and so I looked up the school on Wikipedia. Not being English, I am not totally certain, but from what I can see, it says it is a community school, and doesn’t mention anything abut being any kind of a Christian academy.
    In this case, it simply is referring to a lady who is on what we would call the “board of directors” of the school, who is objecting to the new teaching curriculum .
    If the school is just a regular public school (or even a private school), but not a specifically Christian School, there is no reason that I can see that it should be governed by Christian principles in what they are allowed to teach.
    Actually, doing that in a public school would be close to letting the state govern religion, which is something that should not be controlled by government.

    Each person should be able to teach their own family whatever they see fit, whether they want to teach about religion or not.
    Being gay is not illegal, so there is no legal reason that it should not be talked about in school, any different than discussions about smoking or drinking would be.

    Here in America, we tried to pass a law that made it illegal for people to drink alcohol, and it was done mostly on a Biblical basis, but it only made things worse.
    People bought unregulated “moonshine” alcohol, and some of that killed people, but it didn’t actually stop people from drinking, it just caused them to do it illegally.
     
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    My oldest brother taught 5th-grade at a public school for several years, and he also taught a Sunday School class in the church that he attended. He was called in by one of the school administrators who expressed concern that some of his 5th-grade students were also in his Sunday School class, and the administrator was worried about the appropriateness of this. He wasn't told that he couldn't teach Sunday School, and it wasn't framed in the way of a reprimand, but it did demonstrate a clear bias against Christians. Not long after that, he was offered early retirement, and it was a good offer, being able to retire in his early 40s, so he took it.

    Another teacher, in the same school, was free to tell his students why he didn't believe in God. That did not concern anyone in the administration.
     
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    Good point; the school name is Alperton Community School in North London; that doesn't indicate that it's a Christian school but I'm not bothering to investigate further. :D
     
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    The opening sentence.

    "A 74-year-old school administrator has been suspended for questioning the introduction of a pride month and the adding of a plethora of LGBT books to the school library."

    I didn't read in the article what all would be introduced in pride month. Nor was there a list of the plethora of LGBT books to the school library.

    Since the books are to be in the library that means teachers aren't teaching from those books.

    For me this article is like many because it leaves out a lot of information. I agree that learning about humanity & how those living as LGBT is a topic that takes understanding & best discussed by parents and their children. But that would mean parents would have to be knowledgeable and comfortable to talk about this with their children. When that is, IMO should be when a child trusts their parents enough to start asking questions.
     
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    Well, I don't know about the rest of you... but I didn't learn about homosexuality or any other LGBT facts from my parents. Some information just doesn't need to be a part of school curriculum, especially when a high percentage of high school graduates these days can't make change for a dollar.
     
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