Court Challenge over Christian Assemblies

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Court Challenge over Christian Assemblies

#1  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 29, 2019 12:30 pm

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxf ... e-49150103

A couple are taking the Church of England to court over Christian school assemblies which they say are "indoctrinating" their children.



The trust said the school had "acted entirely appropriately".

Trust chief executive Anne Davey said: "It has provided exactly what the law requires, which includes provision for children to be withdrawn if parents so request."

... the children were instead left in a room with a teaching assistant and an iPad.



(The parents) said they were concerned Christian stories were presented as fact, and said visiting church officials expressed "harmful views" to children.

In a statement they said: "We enrolled our children into a state community school - which is meant to have no religious character.

"But over time we noticed harmful aspects of evangelism spreading into assembly and other parts of the school.
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Re: Court Challenge over Christian Assemblies

#2  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 29, 2019 12:51 pm

Even in the 21st century....... :sigh:
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#3  Postby BlackBart » Jul 29, 2019 1:04 pm

The headmaster of the school I went to didn't do religion so his assemblies were filled with stories of derring do and heroes of science. I probably didn't appreciate it properly at the time, but they rocked.
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