Leftists Seeking To Make LGBT Education Mandatory For All Children In The UK
By Jonathon Van Maren/Bridgehead.caNovember 21, 2023
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Humanists UK, an atheist organization, has been in the news quite a lot lately. They recently intervened in a high-profile case at the Belfast Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland after the Department of Education appealed a 2022 High Court ruling stating that "exclusively Christian RE [religious education] and worship" in schools was discrimination against non-Christian children, another judicial move to root out Christian heritage. Humanists UK dons the garb of neutrality, but the reality is that they wish to replace Christian values with other values.
Their other campaigns give us an idea of what those values are.
Nathan Stilwell, Humanists UK's "assisted dying campaigner," was in the Isle of Man last week stumping for euthanasia in the parliament, advocating that the proposed legislation be expanded from those who are terminally ill to "include individuals who are incurably and intolerably suffering."
Inevitably, of course, this will lead to a regime that preys on the disabled and the mentally ill, but Humanists UK reported that they are hopeful the Isle of Man will "adopt the most forward-thinking and compassionate law possible, similar to how the Isle of Man voted to introduce the most liberal abortion regime in the British Isles in 2018."
Their campaigns are a laundry list of attacks on the sanctity of human life, including lobbying for euthanasia; fighting for abortion access; and advocating "the use of human tissues such as embryonic stem cells in scientific research." They are, predictably, in favor of the entire LGBT agenda and are currently campaigning to root Christianity out of schools (because Christianity is the problem, of course) and end faith schools entirely. They do, however, promote the U.K.'s "humanist heritage" with vigor.
I note all of that as context for a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter) from this past summer that are worth highlighting as an admirably blunt expression of what secularists want. As religious belief and observance continue to decline, the secular agenda becomes increasingly viable.
Organizations such as Humanists UK know this, and Christians should certainly be aware of this, as well - and be careful not to take any of our remaining rights and privileges for granted. They are under attack by people who believe that Christianity is fundamentally dangerous and that religious rights are fundamentally invalid.
According to the Humanists UK, teaching their values to all children is neutral and good - but any other values are dangerous indoctrination: "Faith schools indoctrinate children - and the law encourages it. So-called 'collective worship' is a legal requirement in all schools, and that requirement is strictly followed in most faith schools. All children are at risk of indoctrination."
Consider: while children are being taught gender ideology as fact, Humanists UK believes that Christianity is the threat. Ironically, they also oppose "genital mutilation" - but only if it is being perpetrated for religious reasons. If a boy who thinks he's a girl is castrated by adults, that is fine. So is a girl getting a double-mastectomy. If the irony weren't so horrifying it'd be almost humorous.
But Humanists UK - in the grand atheist tradition of forcing their values on others - wishes to ensure that their values are conveyed to every child in the U.K. via precisely the sort of indoctrination they claim to oppose. "Pupils are growing up in a diverse country, some of which will also be LGBT," they stated.
"Failure to teach about the existence of LGBT people or those with different beliefs not only makes a mockery of the law, but shows a disregard for the wellbeing of these children." In short, the ideology of the LGBT movement must be taught to all children. The same argument - that because Christian children exist, Christianity should be taught to all children - would never be made, of course.
There is no such thing as moral neutrality, only competing value systems. The values of Humanists UK include euthanasia and assisted suicide; the killing of children in the womb; gender ideology taught to children; and the removal of Christianity wherever it can be successfully rooted out. To ensure this, forced LGBT indoctrination in schools is one of their top priorities. They have the right to lobby for whatever they want - but let's be clear and honest about what it is they wish to accomplish.
One of the organizations that is receiving an infusion of cash to help with such goals is 'Just Like Us', the LGBT charity which claims to be in over 6,000 schools.
They have just been awarded over £400,000 by the National Lottery to accomplish their mission of LGBT indoctrination.
On its website the charity explains, "The £435,250 grant over three years from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players to good causes, will enable Just Like Us to transform the Pride Groups program into an initiative supporting approximately 16,000 LGBT+ young people and allies across 1,600 secondary schools in England and Wales."
One of the main targets for this group are children from faith backgrounds.
Through a series of video testimonies, Just Like Us materials seek to promote what it is like to be an 'LGBT+ person of faith'. The aim is to influence school children that LGBT identities can be seen as readily compatible with the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.
In Religious Education lessons, they show children the stories of:
Ruth, who identifies as a 'non-binary lesbian' and a 'Christian';
Taliya, a 'bisexual woman' who is Jewish;
Sam who is Muslim and gay.
This is now being financed by players of the lottery.
'I wanted to form my own belief'
With no mention of the Bible, Ruth says in her testimony that: 'I wanted to form my own belief' on human sexuality...
Slides for this part of the material say: "We hope the videos will encourage young people to empathize with our ambassadors, and to see the different ways in which it is possible to be an LGBT+ person of faith."
Other resources include videos produced by an interfaith panel which ask 'Can you be a person of faith and LGBT+?' and videos on 'What does Judaism say about LGBT+ identities?'
With this new funding, thousands more children and young people will undoubtedly receive this training.
If you are ever tempted to play the National Lottery, it is worth being aware that they fund such groups. The developing of 'Pride Groups' in every school is a key part of trans campaigners' strategy to bring a 'queer' understanding of life to children and young people.
Using student leaders who are trained through these resources, many young people are encouraged to take on an identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary or trans as they become young adults. Research is showing these identities are being owned more and more by our 16-24 year olds, with the trajectory being that 1 in 4 will identify as LG or B by 2026. Schools are supporting this rise.
Biblical views disdained
While schools are persuaded to focus significant resources and effort to make sure all members of the school community become 'allies' of the LGBT+ cause, children and young people who do not align in their beliefs or who wish to disagree are being increasingly sidelined and their more traditional views excluded or their faith-based perspectives publicly disdained.
Children and young people who do not align to the ideology promoted by groups such as Just Like Us can face victimization and bullying.