Department of Education. The guidance also tells teachers to encourage students to question their religious beliefs about homosexuality. Parents may opt out of any sex education element of relationships education in primary school; in secondary school, they may only withdraw their children from lessons until the age of
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Not in rebellion against her upbringing, but inspired by it. Years later, they watched another child contract HIV. As a result of their experience, and despite the strictures of their faith, they spoke openly about sex in the home and celebrated sexual pleasure—including uncomfortable conversations about how masturbation can help alleviate sexual frustration. As Planned Parenthood's chief medical officer, McDonald-Mosley strives to ensure that everyone has access to the kind of quality sex education she received as a child.
The assistant headteacher of a school teaching children about homosexuality as part of a special programme has defended its decision after predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition for the subject to be dropped from the curriculum. Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, claims he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted No Outsiders — a programme run as part of sex and relationship education SRE lessons. Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools.
How can parents with strongly held religious beliefs teach their children these principles when those beliefs are different from those of mainstream society? This is a question that parents of many faiths, including members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, face on a regular basis. When the topic is sex education in the public school, the choice can seem overwhelming.
A group of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish parents in Canada are uniting in support of faith-based schools and against sex-ed curriculums in public schools that they say go too far. Christian parents Jordan and Amy Van de Kemp explained why they are sending their four children, aged 4 to 11, to Stratford and District Christian School. The school will offer its students 20 minutes of prayer at the start of each day.
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Relationships education will also become compulsory in primary schools, with age-appropriate sex education also recommended. The row has resulted in lessons being suspended and protests spreading across the city and in other areas. In mid March, the school decided to suspend the lessons indefinitely until a resolution is reached with protesting parents, after around Muslim children were withdrawn from school for the day.
Most Church statements that deal with homosexuality only refer to male homosexuality but the same principles can apply to lesbians. There are great divisions within the Christian community on this issue, with the Roman Catholic Church and some sections of the evangelical churches holding very similar views. Most Christian churches hold the position that you should 'Love the sinner, but hate the sin'. This is generally interpreted to mean that Christians should show love and compassion to homosexuals, but that homosexuals should not engage in sexual activity.