Thursday, 14 January 2010

Liberal Democrat leader says faith schools must be forced to teach that homosexuality is "normal and harmless"

Nick Clegg (pictured), the leader of the Liberal Democrat party, has reportedly told a homosexual magazine that faith schools must be forced to teach that homosexuality is "normal and harmless".

This news is important for many reasons, including;
  • the negative effect of teaching homosexuality on building a culture of life
  • the undermining by the state of the role of parents as the primary educators of their children, and parents' legal right to secure an education for their children according to their beliefs
  • the possible role of Mr Clegg and his party in holding the balance of power should this year's general election beget a hung parliament (i.e. where no one party has a majority)
In Evangelium Vitae paragraph 97, Pope John Paul II taught that it is an illusion to think that we can build a true culture of human life if we do not offer adolescents and young adults an authentic education in sexuality, and in love, and the whole of life according to their true meaning and in their close interconnection. (Ironically, Mr Clegg, an atheist married to a Catholic, has reportedly pledged to raise his children as Catholics.)

Regarding parents, Norman Wells of the Family Education Trust put it well in yesterday's Daily Mail:
"The vast majority of parents do not want their children’s schools to be turned into vehicles to promote positive images of homosexual relationships."
It is also disturbing that David Cameron, the leader of the opposition Conservative party, has also proposed the normalisation of homosexual relationships, putting them on the same par as marriages:
"Pledging yourself to another means doing something brave and important ... And by the way, it means something whether you're a man and a woman, a woman and a woman or a man and another man. That's why we were right to support civil partnerships, and I'm proud of that."
The promotion of homosexuality in schools as a result of the government's Children, Schools and Families bill is a distinct possibility. We need courageous people who will stand up against the political establishment for our children and grandchildren, if we want, as Pope John Paul II (that great pro-life leader) put it, to build a "true culture of life".

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