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Homophobic faith schools

#1  Postby chairman bill » Feb 19, 2012 12:09 am

Is there anything good that can be said about Michael Gove? His assault on the minds of our children continues.

'Anti-gay' book puts Gove at centre of faith school teaching row
Education secretary says Equality Act does not extend to school curriculum – allowing faith schools to use homophobic material
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/feb/18/anti-gay-book-gove-row
Michael Gove, the education secretary, is at the centre of an escalating row over how faith schools discuss homosexuality in sex education classes.

The TUC has accused Gove of failing in his legal duties by insisting that equality laws, which prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, do not extend to the school curriculum.

The TUC complains that the current situation sends mixed signals to the playground, because schools are legally obliged to condemn discrimination on sexual-orientation grounds but free to use religious materials that equality campaigners claim is homophobic.

Brendan Barber, the TUC's general secretary, wrote to Gove in December expressing alarm that a booklet containing "homophobic material" had been distributed by a US preacher after talks to pupils at Roman Catholic schools across the Lancashire region in 2010.

The booklet, "Pure Manhood: How to become the man God wants you to be", discusses a boy dealing with "homosexual attractions" which it suggested may "stem from an unhealthy relationship with his father, an inability to relate to other guys, or even sexual abuse".

The booklet, which claims that "scientifically speaking, safe sex is a joke", explains that "the homosexual act is disordered, much like contraceptive sex between heterosexuals. Both acts are directed against God's natural purpose for sex – babies and bonding."(cont)
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Re: Homophobic faith schools

#2  Postby Paul G » Feb 19, 2012 12:10 am

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#3  Postby DougC » Feb 19, 2012 12:41 am

Why I hate faith schools.
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#4  Postby Mazille » Feb 19, 2012 12:44 am

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#5  Postby j.mills » Feb 19, 2012 3:03 am

The booklet, "Pure Manhood: How to become the man God wants you to be", discusses a boy dealing with "homosexual attractions" which it suggested may "stem from an unhealthy relationship with his father, an inability to relate to other guys, or even sexual abuse".

The booklet, which claims that "scientifically speaking, safe sex is a joke", explains that "the homosexual act is disordered, much like contraceptive sex between heterosexuals. Both acts are directed against God's natural purpose for sex – babies and bonding."

Un. Be. Lievable. :nono:

What's going on here anyway?
Gove wrote:"Any materials used in sex and relationship education lessons, therefore, will not be subject to the discrimination provisions of the act."

DfES spokesperson wrote:"Any school engaging in the promotion of homophobic material would be acting unlawfully."

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#6  Postby Calilasseia » Feb 19, 2012 7:09 am

This is exactly the sort of droolingly encephalitic nonsense that makes you stand back, look at Cameron and his acolytes, and realise that the smug, self-satisfied expressions on their chinless faces, arise from the same deluded sense of achievement you see in a group of toddlers, who, having woken up early, exclaim "Look Mummy! We made breakfast all by ourselves!", whereupon one finds that the cereal bowls are full of budgie seed, and that they've tried to make the toast by ironing the bread slices.

Only a complete and utter scrotal-brained numpty, would allow religiotards to peddle this sort of shit as part of a school curriculum, describing safe sex as "scientifically speaking, a joke", and erecting fatuous, rectally extracted garbage about contraception, not to mention poisoning young minds with homophobic hate speech, reminiscent of the fulminatingly cretinous, diseased and cortically spongiform variety we see emanating from Christofascist stormtroopers such as Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum. Gove should be ejected from office forthwith, propelled with his P60 by a size 12 boot to the buttocks, after having the words "BELL END" tattooed on his forehead, for perpetrating this latest piece of ideological imbecility masquerading as policy, and the wankstain American preacher distributing this steaming pile of religioturd should be told to fuck off back to America, and take his venomous little screeds with him. Moreover, if Trevor Phillips has any sense and any courage, he should tell Gove to shove his fantasising where the sun doesn't shine, and make it resolutely clear that Christonazi propaganda belongs in the bin, not in the classroom.
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Re: Homophobic faith schools

#7  Postby chairman bill » Feb 19, 2012 9:13 am

Nicely put, Cali. But next time mate, a bit more 'oomph' & passion, please :smile:
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#8  Postby biscuit » Feb 19, 2012 9:18 am

:clap: Tell it like it is Cali :grin:
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#9  Postby quisquose » Feb 19, 2012 9:37 am

And we're "militant secularists" for objecting to this apparently.

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#10  Postby chairman bill » Feb 19, 2012 10:02 am

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”


Cue Baroness Warsi claiming that secularism is about totalitarianism ...

BTW, does quoting Goebbels invoke Godwin's Law?
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Re: Homophobic faith schools

#11  Postby logical bob » Feb 19, 2012 10:41 am

chairman bill wrote:Is there anything good that can be said about Michael Gove?

Yes - despite a disadvantaged start to life he was adopted into a loving home as a baby and his parents are proud of him even though they vote Labour. Isn't that lovely?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politic ... abour.html
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Re: Homophobic faith schools

#12  Postby chairman bill » Feb 19, 2012 10:59 am

logical bob wrote:
chairman bill wrote:Is there anything good that can be said about Michael Gove?

Yes - despite a disadvantaged start to life he was adopted into a loving home as a baby and his parents are proud of him even though they vote Labour. Isn't that lovely?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politic ... abour.html


Shame he turned out to be such a complete cunt
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#13  Postby logical bob » Feb 19, 2012 11:44 am

:ssh: You're spoiling it.
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#14  Postby dalv8409 » Feb 19, 2012 1:12 pm

Can you imagine the uproar if there is a non-religious school that have anti-religion books? This is why they want every school in the UK to be religious, rather then the world's biggest industry to fund the schools themselves instead the government does this a also allowing them to teach whatever the fuck they like. You can see why religions want to take over the education system altogether, children are much easier to brainwash then adults but mind you religion won't stop til it takes complete control of society. Where are the liberal religious believers in all this? Why don't they help us to end faith schools? Are they scarred or do they secretly support the religious fundies in the Tories? Til they have the balls to stand with us against faith schools we are on our own.
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#15  Postby Strontium Dog » Feb 20, 2012 4:19 am

chairman bill wrote:
logical bob wrote:
chairman bill wrote:Is there anything good that can be said about Michael Gove?

Yes - despite a disadvantaged start to life he was adopted into a loving home as a baby and his parents are proud of him even though they vote Labour. Isn't that lovely?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politic ... abour.html


Shame he turned out to be such a complete cunt


I heard he is actually one of the more popular members of the House among all parties, as odd as that may seem.
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#16  Postby Stormcrow » Feb 20, 2012 4:24 am

Doesn't seem odd at all. Real human beings don't run around being stereotypically evil with goatees and manic laughter. They go to work, make friends, attend dinner parties, love their kids, become popular, even, and all the while, some of them are sending people who don't follow Lysenkoism off to die in the gulags, or some other shockingly inhumane thing.

The real oddity, IMO, is that humanity continues to be surprised that the real villains don't live in a Hollywood movie.
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Re: Homophobic faith schools

#17  Postby Lion IRC » Feb 20, 2012 5:26 am

Considering the definition of the word homophobia, I have no fear (irrational or otherwise) of homosexuals.

I do have a biological aversion, but only to the extent that the word homosexual IS an ANTONYM of heterosexual and there's nothing wrong with heterosexuals claiming that their aversion to homosexuality is because they were "born that way."
And as a word, "homophobia" sounds about as stupid and misplaced as the word 'heterophobia'.

In terms of Darwinian sexual selection, it's heterosexual mate competitors I ought to "fear" the most if anyone.

The word "homophobic" is pretty much now just an amphibology used by people who want nothing more than to incite hatred against heterosexual people they mistakenly think have a "fear" of a homosexual minority. Why would the heterosexual majority "fear" that?

Taking the "anti-homophobia", agenda-mongering into schools and targeting it at heterosexual children is a wasted effort.

You were "born that way"? Fair enough. I was born THIS way.
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#18  Postby Godless Infidel » Feb 20, 2012 6:27 am

Lion IRC wrote:Considering the definition of the word homophobia, I have no fear (irrational or otherwise) of homosexuals.


If fear is not the root, where does your irrational hatred come from?
Perhaps we can find a new word to properly describe it.
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#19  Postby Lion IRC » Feb 20, 2012 6:48 am

Hatred ?
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#20  Postby quixotecoyote » Feb 20, 2012 6:54 am

You prefer simple bigotry?
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