Ofsted inspectors are to mark down schools that fail to teach LGBT relationships it has emerged.
Regardless of performance across all other areas, schools that do not include positive teaching of LGBT relationships will not be able to get a score above “requires improvement”. Ofsted will claim teaching can be within religious guidelines, yet their own guidance states:
“For example, they may explain that same-sex relationships and gender reassignment are not permitted by a particular religion. However, if they do so, they must also explain the legal rights LGBT people have under UK law, and that this and LGBT people must be respected.”
In short this means the basic statement that Christianity or Islam does not permit homosexual relaitonships, but the UK does and people who are should be “respected”, which is generally a code-word for ‘accepted’. So, even with the caveat of religion, schools still have to teach on LGBT relationships in a positive fashion or face being given a lower score in an inspection.
Whilst the teaching of LGBT realtionships is not compulsory in primary schools, Ofsted has said if a school cannot satify inspectors that a suitable consultation with parents on the issue has taken place, they will in turn take adim view of the leadership of the school, which is essentially forcing schools (without explicitly stating it) to include LGBT relationships teaching to children as young as five.
The news comes as a Christian teacher takes her case to tribunal this week after being fired last year for publishing biblical views of marriage on Facebook. Kristie Higgs lost her job after her employer, a school in Gloucestershire became aware of a post she made on her own private Facebook profile urging people to sign a petition rejecting compulsory LGBT relationships teaching in schools.
The school told her she had been sacked for, “illegal discrimination, serious inappropriate use of social media, and online comments that could bring the school into disrepute and damage the reputation of the school.”
Please pray for Kristie Higgs’ tribunal case taking place this week. Pray all evidence will be heard fairly, pray for strength for Kristie that she will be strong, bold and unashamed of her faith. Pray for a positive outcome that will enable her job to be reinstated.
Pray also for our children. They are facing a level of indoctrination through the school system that has never been inflicted to such a level as it is now. Children’s minds are beingfilled with absolute poison. Pray their hearts will be guarded against what they are taught and pray thewy will not be afriad to challenge the militant secular agenda being driven into them.
Finally, pray for Christian schools across the naiton as they navigate the mindfield of sex and relationships education. Pray they will be able to present such topics in sensitive ways that glorifies God and puts forward the biblical view of sex, sexuality, marriage and family.
We are living in times of great deception. So many have accepted LGBT relationships as acceptable, normal and in many cases even desireable. This is the spirit of Jezebel that is running amock across the nation infecting the minds of the young and causing them to question their identity in Christ. We have a duty to present the unadulterated gospel of Christ. We must accept people will take offence as they graple with God convicting them. We need to reach out to a lost generation in love and compassion to show them there is a purer, higher and better way. There is one way that has hope, one way that brings life, one way that brings fiulfillment and that way of Jesus.