WARRINGTON, England, October 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A primary school in England makes children as young as six write “love letters” inserting themselves into a homosexual fairytale, according to a recent video from BBC Radio Manchester.
The Blaze reports that the video profiles a class at Bewsey Lodge Primary School, in which teacher Sarah Hopson has her students place themselves in the role of Prince Henry and write a letter asking male servant Thomas to “marry” him.
“This school teaches children about LGBT relationships from an early age,” text over the video explains. “This class of 6 year olds is learning about gay marriage […] all ages take part in LGBT lessons.”
Children are “going to go out into that world and find this diversity around them, and they’ll find that at a young age as well,” Hopson told the BBC. “And the more they can be accepting at this age, you’re not going to face it further on because the children will be accepting now and will be accepting this diversity around them.”
Bewsey Lodge appears to pride itself for pushing the envelope in promoting homosexuality and gender fluidity to young children. It has gender-neutral uniforms, and its website declares that “any form of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia is unacceptable,” and posts a code of conduct declaring “respect” for anyone’s “gender identity,” “marriage,” or “sexual orientation.”
The school’s “Personal, Social, and Health Education” (PSHE) program seeks to “provide pupils with […] opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.”
The program lists “Diversity and equality (in all its forms)” as one of its overarching concepts, with goals to teach students “to be a productive member of a diverse community” and about their “rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities.”
Specifically, it calls for teaching about “sources of support and reassurance” for “diversity in sexual attraction and developing sexuality,” the “difference between sex, gender identity and sexual orientation,” recognition of “diversity in sexual attraction,” understanding “accepted terminology” on LGBT topics, the “need to challenge” “sexist, homophobic, transphobic and disablist language and behaviour,” and more.
The guidelines also suggest that “living together” and “civil partnerships” are equally valid to marriage in “demonstrat[ing people’s] commitment to each other,” and call for teaching “about the potential tensions between human rights, British law and cultural and religious expectations and practices.” The next line declares the “primacy of human rights,” but does not elaborate on its definition of “human rights.”
In June, Bewsey Lodge accepted an “Educate and Celebrate” Best Practice Gold Award for its pro-LGBT work.
Various members of the BBC’s audience took exception to the school’s actions and priorities, Breitbart adds.
“Why not teach them life skills, how to cook, how to wash and iron, how to manage money and save, learn about bank accounts and mortgages?” one asked. Another blasted the school for “imposing an adult agenda onto little children,who could not care less about the topic, if not compelled by adults.”
Children “need to be kids for as long as they can be,” lamented a third commenter opposed to introducing students to sexual topics at such an early age.