A Christian mother in England has taken legal action against the school her four-year-old child attends, because teachers forced him to participate in a gay-pride parade in 2018, against his family’s wishes, the Daily Mail reports.
In June 2018, Heavers Farm Primary School in London sent a letter to parents inviting them to participate in a gay pride parade on June 29, 2018.
When Izzy Montague, 38, responded and asked that her child be exempt from attending, a teacher told her that attendance was mandatory.
Montague says that she and her husband are devout Christians and do not believe their child should be forced to participate in an event that the family does not agree with.
In an interview with Christian Concern (below), Montague said there were several parents who expressed concerns about their child’s participation in the parade, but were ignored. Montague added that these children did not consent to participate in this parade.
Montague says that when she met with her child’s teacher in September, 2018, the teacher’s child was wearing a t-shirt that read:
“Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?“
Montague added this statement made her realize that something was not quite right.
According to the Daily Mail, Montague, who is being represented by the Christian Legal Centre, “is suing the school on the grounds of direct and indirect discrimination, victimisation and breach of statutory duty under the Education Act 1996 and the Human Rights Act 1998.”
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