The Christian Institute are up to their old homophobic tricks again. Because this is hardly news I’ll keep my commentary brief:
The General Teaching Council is conducting a consultation on a proposed Code of Conduct and Practice.
The evangelicals have taken exception to one section of the Code which reads:
“Registered teachers should proactively challenge discrimination, stereotyping and bullying, no matter who is the victim or perpetrator; promote equality and value diversity in all their professional relationships and interactions.”
Colin Hart, Director of The Christian Institute, said:
“Christians would support most of the code, but many are alarmed by the new diversity rules.
“Under the code, Christian teachers will be required to ‘proactively combat discrimination’ and ‘value diversity’ based on religious belief and sexual orientation.
“The code rightly requires that teachers should respect their colleagues and those they teach.
“But respect for people as people is not the same as respecting or valuing every religious belief or sexual lifestyle.
Yes it bloody is you bigoted idiot.