Religious conviction does not trump right to teach children about LGBT relationships, high court judge rules as he bans all future protests.

Anti-LGBT equality teaching protests have been permanently banned from outside a primary school which witnessed weeks of noisy demonstrations, a judge has ruled. The Telegraph reports.

The ban, handed down at the High Court in Birmingham on Tuesday, includes an exclusion zone surrounding the city’s Anderton Park Primary School.

Headteacher Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson had previously described the demonstrations as “awful”, “toxic and nasty”, and has spoken of receiving threats as a result of the gatherings.

One of the protest’s main organisers Shakeel Afsar repeatedly claimed the weekly demonstrations, held just yards from classrooms and featuring megaphones and a sound-boosting PA system, were “peaceful”.

But describing a private meeting headteacher Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson had with Mr Afsar in her office, she said: “He slammed his hand on my desk. He used the word ‘demand’… It was volatile, it was aggressive.”

Recounting claims made by speakers at the protests, including one that the school had a “paedophile agenda” and that staff were “teaching children how to masturbate”, the judge said: “None of this is true.”

“This judgment notes that the true position has been misrepresented, sometimes grossly, in the course of these protests,” he added.

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  1. Anonymous

    Yet LGBT dogma is being taught with a religious fervour that puts all the other faiths to shame. Medically, scientifically and historically there is nothing positive about LGBT behaviour and only a blind and irrational faith would delude anybody into denying reality and thinking that there is.

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