By Alan Craig
UKIP Families & Children Spokesman
The runaway train ‘Sex Education’ – driven top-down by the liberal elite in Whitehall and Westminster and belching its pollutants into the classrooms of ever-younger children across the country – has hit a buffer at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham.
Up to 600 children aged between 4 and 11 – 80% of the school roll – have been withdrawn by parents who say the school has been “undermining parental rights and aggressively promoting homosexuality”.
It is unsurprising that a revolt against the state-sponsored sexualisation of pre-pubescent children should start at Parkfield with its overwhelmingly Muslim children and parents. The assistant headteacher is the notorious LGBT activist Andrew Moffat who, in 2007, created the teaching resource Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools (CHIPS).
In 2013 Moffat was forced to resign from another Birmingham primary school, Chilwell Croft Academy, when mainly Muslim parents objected to his pro-gay teaching.
His CHIPS programme is simply a surreptitious means of introducing young children to homosexuality under the guise of preventing ‘homophobic bullying’.
Of course it does not tackle the much more widespread forms of playground bullying such as ‘appearance bullying’. CHIPS is narrow, focussed and age-inappropriate LGBT propaganda.
The programme includes using in class such colourful cartoon-illustrated story books as King and King and My Princess Boy. The purpose of these and other teaching aids is to “smash heteronormativity” as an associated website Educate and Celebrate says brutally, and to normalise homosexuality.
In the name of ‘inclusivity’, sex-education defenders claim that today’s primary school children must understand the diverse domestic lives of their classmates including those who come from same-sex homes. It is illuminating that they do not similarly claim that children should understand classmates who come from households where other adult pursuits take place, such as heavy drinking or smoking.
No, the priority is solely to promote homosexuality amongst pre-pubescent children. They have learnt well Aristotle’s maxim: “Give me a child until he is seven and I’ll give you the man.”
But the DfE programme for sexualising primary school children is not only about promoting the LGBT agenda, although that is a priority. Primary schools are currently showing the film Spring Fever to year 4 children. In this video, a naked opposite-sex couple are actively cuddling and kissing on a bed, and an erect penis is shown inserted into a vagina. The fact that the video is warm colourful animation seems to justify showing this graphic scene to innocent pre-pubescent children.
Like gay marriage and the transgender agenda, the sex-education syllabus for primary school children is also being forced on us by the globalist liberal elite. So if we want to know what will be imposed on our children down the line, we should find out what currently is being promoted by the UN and international agencies.
The World Health Organisation’s European office based in Copenhagen, together with the German Federal Ministry of Health based in Cologne, have published ‘Standards for Sexuality in Europe’ which set out what European children of different ages should be taught.
Shockingly the ‘Standards’ include:
Age 0-4: explore nakedness and the body and gender identities. Learn ‘my body belongs to me’.
Age 4-6: name each body part – caregivers are instructed to ‘wash each body part’ and ‘talk about sexual matters in sexual language’. Children should be given information about enjoyment and sexual pleasure when touching one’s own body in early childhood masturbation.
Age 6-9: inform about menstruation and ejaculation, choices about pregnancy, different methods of contraception, sex in media, enjoyment and pleasure when touching one’s body… Children should examine their body, use sexual language and accept diversity.
UKIP has tried to forestall these further horrors coming from Europe. Since 2015 it has been party policy to ban all sex education in primary schools.
But for now it is the Parkfield school buffers that have provided a welcome halt to the CHIPS and sex-education train that’s steaming through the UK’s primary schools and crushing childhood innocence on its way.
It remains to be seen whether this is a temporary stop before the downward drive is resumed, or a permanent crash that might cause a rethink and a new, more age-appropriate direction of travel.