(OPINION) ETH – Last week PNW reported to you on the story of Päivi Räsänen in Finland, where she serves as a Member of Parliament and was formerly Minister of the Interior. She is facing 6 years in jail for ‘hate speech’ crimes which include sharing her opinion on marriage and human sexuality on social media from a Biblical perspective.
Now in the UK, we have The Reverend Dr. Bernard Randall being reported to the British government’s anti-terrorism program for delivering a sermon in which he told pupils that it is acceptable to question and disagree with far-left LGBT ideology being taught at the school.
Dr. Randall served as the chaplain at Trent College which although claiming support of ‘the Protestant and Evangelical principles of the Church of England’- invited the far left education group Educate and Celebrate to help “embed gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation into the fabric of the school”
Dr. Elly Barnes, a former music teacher with ties to the Socialist Party of Britain, founded and continues to run the Educate and Celebrate charity which boasts her organization is training school teachers to “completely smash heteronormativity” by making LGBT ideology an “everyday occurrence within the school.”
The charity boasts that it has worked with thousands of schools across the country in developing lesson plans, running workshops, and conducting training for teachers. The charity advocates for far-left positions on gender theory, such as banning the use of the words “boys” and “girls” in the classroom, and using so-called gender-neutral terms such as “they” and “zie”.
Educate and Celebrate ran into controversy in 2017 when it published a book that promoted the idea of using puberty blockers on children as young as 12-years-old. The charity is also alleged to have told teachers that it is acceptable to help children transition without the knowledge of their parents. But not all the students were happy with this group in their school, with several asking Randall if, in one of his sermons, he would address the question, “How come we are told we have to accept all this LGBT stuff in a Christian school?” READ MORE