Birmingham LGBT school row: Protest parents ‘manipulated’ – Interview

The man mediating a row over LGBT teaching at a Birmingham primary school said parents were being “manipulated.” The BBC reports

Nazir Afzal said some protesting at Anderton Park Primary School had fallen foul of those who “wrongly and maliciously” claim the school is teaching pupils about homosexuality.

The curriculum had “no reference to gay sex” and some were “hijacking the dispute for their own ends”, he said.

He said that after meeting with parents over what he thought was a “fixable misunderstanding”, he “watched some people on both sides try to hijack the dispute for their own ends”.

“I am however most concerned by those manipulating the parents in this matter,” he said in a video posted to his website.

“I have seen them walking around with materials and documents which they have pulled off the internet which they wrongly and maliciously say the school is teaching.

“I have examined the curriculum myself and there is no specific LGBT content, no reference to gay sex, none at all – there is reference, as there should be, to equality.”

The “No Outsiders” scheme, created by one of its teachers Andrew Moffatt, had been running at Parkfield since 2014.

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