Equality lessons row: Protesters threatening to drive Andrew Moffat out of Parkfield school

Equality lessons row: Protesters threatening to drive Andrew Moffat out of Parkfield school
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Posted on 11 Jul 2019

Despite Parkfield Community School’s announcement that its reintroduction of equality lessons programme No Outsiders is happening only after consultation with parents, protesters are still making waves - and threatening to try and get rid of No Outsiders’ creator, the school's gay assistant headteacher, Andrew Moffat.


Protest leader Jay Hussain, whose nine-year-old son is at Parkfield, told BirminghamLive: "We are not against anyone expressing their sexuality or being homosexual if that's what they want. We have no issue if Mr Moffat wants to put on a dress, or dance around like a ballet dancer, or put on a skirt, we have no issue. We have an issue with teaching that nonsense to our kids.” 

“We are not against the law - we are just fighting for the right to believe what we believe. The law gives us that right to assert our beliefs and we are going to claim that right if somebody tries to tell us otherwise.”


He added: “If this continues we will do whatever is within our powers lawfully to do what we can to get Mr Moffatt out.”

BirminghamLive reports that a spokesperson for the school said: “As a result of the consultation, No Outsiders For A Faith Community has been especially designed for Parkfield Community School, acknowledging and respecting the concerns and sensitivity expressed by some parents in the present school community.”


 

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