School revolt as Muslim parents object to LGBT equality classes

School revolt as Muslim parents object to LGBT equality classes for their children and petition for the subject to be dropped from the curriculum Around 400 parents, predominantly Muslim, signed the petition of objection The No Outsiders In Our School programme promotes LGBT equality  Andrew Moffat, assistant head teacher of Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, said he had been threatened in leaflet handed out by campaigners

By Eleanor Sharples For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:30 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 09:17 GMT, 1 February 2019

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A school has defended teaching pupils about homosexuality after religious parents signed a petition for the subject to be dropped.

Up to 400 predominantly Muslim parents signed up, with some even taking their children out of the primary school.

They are protesting against the No Outsiders In Our School programme, which is taught as part of sex and relationship lessons to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia at school.

Andrew Moffat, assistant head teacher of Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, said he had been threatened in a leaflet handed out by campaigners.

Mr Moffat, who is gay, said he faced angry protests by parents who gathered at the school gates.

Parent Fatima Shah, pictured, pulled her ten-year-old daughter out of the school, saying it was ‘inappropriate’ and ‘totally wrong’

Parent Fatima Shah, pictured, pulled her ten-year-old daughter out of the school, saying it was ‘inappropriate’ and ‘totally wrong’

A similar dispute with Muslim and Christian parents in December 2013 forced him to resign from another primary school in Birmingham.

The programme involves five lessons a year for children aged from four

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