The Mail is reporting that British Christian schools are using hardline American textbooks which claim abortion is wrong, evolution is a lie and homosexuals choose to be gay….
Up to 25 schools across the UK use the Tennessee-based ‘Accelerated Christian Education’ curriculum.Textbooks provided by the organisation state ‘God wants wives to submit to their husbands’ and tells kids they can avoid AIDs by practising the Bible.
The revelations come after six Muslim-dominated state schools in Birmingham were put into special measures ‘to protect children from extremism’ over claims of a plot to radicalise pupils…
The revelations that hardline Christian ideology is also being taught will increase calls for stricter rules to be introduced to control what is allowed to be taught in schools.
But school leaders and Christian Education Europe – which provides the curriculum to schools in Europe – say the literature is only a ‘tool’ in a wider education.
Headteacher Brenda Lewis, who established the ACE King of Kings School in Ancoats, Greater Manchester, said: ‘The textbooks in isolation only show a very small part of a very large curriculum.
‘It’s a starting point not a finishing point. As Christians we believe the Bible and we believe what the Bible says, and it does say a number of those things.
‘But we are not single issue people and we teach our students to think for themselves.’
Dr Greg Hibbins, general manager of Christian Education Europe, added: ‘Users of our curriculum are independent and have the choice to adapt and manage the content.’
The schools sit an International Christian Certificate of Education instead of GCSEs and A-Levels…
Ofsted has recently tightened its rules on inspections for private schools to include their literature and curriculum.
A spokeswoman said: ‘Schools are expected to teach a broad and balanced curriculum.’
A Department for Education spokesman said: ‘All independent schools must ensure pupils are taught respect for others of different cultures and beliefs.’…
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