By Hilary WhiteÂ

Winnie the Pooh and friends LONDON, July 25, 2006 ( – The UK’s largest teachers’ union, the National Union of Teachers (NUT), has demanded that in nursery school—along with Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet—the acceptance of homosexual relationships must be included in the curriculum.
  The NUT has complained in a response to a Department for Education consultation document that children as young as three need to be taught to understand and accept the homosexual lifestyle. The NUT claims that children are already using “homophobic” language by the time they enter primary school.
  The curriculum, the document said, must “challenge gender stereotypes and…challenge language that is negative or prejudiced.”
  The NUT wrote, “It is particularly important to begin to make three to five-year-olds aware of the range of families that exist in the UK today; families with one mum, one mum and dad, two mums, two dads, grandparents, adoptive parents, guardians etc.”
  The NUT is well established as a major engine in Britain’s homosexual activist community. On the NUT website, under the heading “Equal Opportunities”, a number of articles are posted on the Union’s ongoing efforts to inculcate the values of homosexuality and the sexual revolution into the British teaching profession and classrooms.
  At the 2005, NUT “Pride in Education Conference,” Steve Sinnott, the Union’s General Secretary, spoke to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) conference participants and outlined areas of Union policy. The conference title was, “Changing Culture: Creating Safer Spaces and Making Homophobia and Transphobia Taboo in Schools.”
  Sinnott told attendees that the growth of the conference was a sign that homosexuality was becoming an accepted norm in the education profession in Britain. NUT is prominent in conferences sponsored by the homosexual rights movement, often providing speakers for panels and presentations on homosexuality in education.
  The NUT is also active in the attempt to suppress religious rights in Britain. The Union is currently lobbying to overturn the legal right of religious schools not to hire homosexual teachers. The exemption allows an employer “with a religious ethos” to claim that certain jobs require the post holder to be of a particular sexual orientation. NUT Guidance for Members On Sexual Orientation Discrimination, says the Union “argues that the provision is ambiguous and goes wider than the existing exceptions available to religious employers to discriminate against teachers on the grounds of religion.”

  See related story:
  Christian Teachers Turning to Alternative Unions Over NEA’s Support of Same-sex “Marriage”


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