Equality lessons row: Gay teacher told by protester to 'have some respect for the parents'

Equality lessons row: Gay teacher told by protester to 'have some respect for the parents'
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Posted on 16 Jul 2019

A campaigner protesting the teaching of equalities lessons about LGBT relationships has called on Parkfield Community School’s gay assistant headteacher, Andrew Moffat, to ‘have some respect for the parents’ of children at the school. 


Mr Moffat created the No Outsiders equality lessons programme which has been at the centre of the ongoing row.

Speaking in a filmed interview, Amir Ahmed said: “These are very tolerant parents, they have treated him [Moffat] with respect; give them the respect and dignity they deserve. This is their children, we have a set of moral values, and respect those moral values.”


Meanwhile, another high-profile protester, Shakeel Afsar, used his Twitter account to ask why former Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal has ‘disappeared’ into the ‘background’, having earlier played the role of mediator, albeit unsuccessfully, in the stand-off between the schools and the protestors. 

He also questioned why Labour MP Jess Phillips ‘worries about other areas when her own is a shambles’.


Mr Afsar’s has been a frequently heard voice during the demonstrations, which have been taking place for months outside both Parkfield and Anderton Park school. 

He recently spoke about there being a ‘sleeping army’ of people supporting the protesters, saying that they can’t ‘come forward’ because of the ‘discrimination they are facing’. 

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