After the UK government proposed to make relationship and sex education compulsory in all schools from 2020, including LA maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools, some parents came out to express their concern and demanding the right to withdraw their children from the curriculum where topics relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender can be discussed with minors, after a petition was filed with the UK petition parliament and the government for a change in law on the policy.
The petition demanded the government to reconsider and uphold the right of parents to at least decide who teaches them and when and how they are taught on very sensitive topics like that of relationships and sex education and also the right to opt their children out of RSE (relationship and sexual education) when it becomes mandatory in Sept 2020.
The petitioner believes that the government decision had not been taught about thoroughly and it’s believed to be influenced by Lobby groups from the gay and lesbian society and the outcome could have a huge physical, psychological and spiritual implications on children if introduced to certain sexual relationships at a very tender age.
Petitions like this usually requires 10,000 signatures to get a response from the government and after 100,000 signatures, petitions are considered for debate in Parliament. The government has now responded issuing the following statement. “As primary educators, parents must be consulted on their school’s curriculum for Relationships and Sex Education and may request their child’s withdrawal from Sex Education”. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
Do you think children are better off without this classes that encourages lesbianism, Gay and same sex marriage or do you think it will do them more good than harm if the awareness is made clear to them at a very early stage?