To not let extremists into primary schools

(134 Posts)
BombayBadonkadonks Tue 10-Sep-13 19:56:25

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/parents-outrage-extremist-religious-cult-2254926

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/school-bosses-kick-out-extremist-225779

A friend's DCs go to this school and she is horrified about this and the books they received this week.

Surely telling kiddies that if they don't believe in God only bad things will happen and that 'homosexuality is a sin' is wrong.

mrsjay Tue 10-Sep-13 20:01:45

jings it is hardly the local church minister is it, I cant believe the headteacher thought this was a good idea unless she is a member of the church I know children need to learn about all religions in school but that is really not on. we had a church of christ church near me but they lost their building but they were very evangelical

PresidentServalan Tue 10-Sep-13 20:10:27

YANBU but free speech means that people can believe and say what they want.

kim147 Tue 10-Sep-13 20:12:59

I don't think that means people can go and say such stuff in a school.

mrsjay Tue 10-Sep-13 20:16:38

you are right Kim not sure what that HT was on if she thought that was a good idea

kim147 Tue 10-Sep-13 20:19:12

We used to have a local "preacher" come to our school - it was a non-faith school. It took some time before he started to alter what he was saying to "Christians believe that" instead of stating things as a truth.

ItsaTIARA Tue 10-Sep-13 20:25:16

We used to have visiting Christians at the DC's school. The head teacher thought that if all their spiel was prefaced with "Christians believe that...." it made it OK. I expressed a strong opinion that saying "Christians believe that homosexuals will go to hell/women should obey husbands/the earth was created in 7 days and dinosaurs are a hoax" is not OK, and that anything that is not believed by both the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury needs a much more solid disclaimer.

BangOn Tue 10-Sep-13 20:27:52

Of course it's wrong.

I've just come on to point out that the ideology of extremist (far-right) economics is now driving the destruction of state education, & that's not making headlines in quite the same way. Long-term, both result in societal breakdown.

GingerBlackAndOriental Tue 10-Sep-13 21:25:49

I would be going absolutely ape shit if this happened at my kids school. I have to tell them to go away enough as it is when they come knocking on the door Jehovah's witness style.

Free speech is fine, go and speak freely - away from my child in an education setting, cheers.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Tue 10-Sep-13 21:32:44

When DW was SAHM with DD, she would torment the Mormons and JWs by inviting them in and picking holes in their theology.

"I had to do something while the baby couldn't talk".

Sparklymommy Tue 10-Sep-13 21:37:33

disgrace are you my husband? Lol.

Actually, I don't pick holes, I just question too much for the organised religions. The Methodists who taught me at Sunday school got fed up of me! grin

ShadeofViolet Tue 10-Sep-13 21:37:45

I have never met a Christian who thinks that Dinosaurs were a hoax!

PiddlingWeather Tue 10-Sep-13 21:42:12

you've never been to some parts of Northern Ireland then

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 10-Sep-13 22:21:10

Shade, can I introduce you to my sister? Satan planted dinosaur stuff to lead the unwary astray.

ItsaTIARA Tue 10-Sep-13 22:27:44

That was rather my problem Shade. I don't mind children being told that "Christians believe X" if Xis an official majority Christian belief. But I mind very much them being told that all Christians are Young Earth Creationists, because it's simply not true, especially not in Britain.

Ezio Tue 10-Sep-13 22:28:44

Dinosaurs didnt exist!!!!

Fuck me, religious people are fecking weird.

Ezio Tue 10-Sep-13 22:33:10

Religious nutjobs and god botherers btw.

Not all believers are weird.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 10-Sep-13 22:33:50

Weeellll, tbf the fundies in the US are now claiming that humans co-existed wuth dinosaurs, and indeed hunted them to extinction. Which may be them "scientifically" taking on new ideas... Still very rare in the UK.

ToysRLuv Tue 10-Sep-13 23:15:07

Db believes that the earth is only 6000 years old and all that jazz. He is a Pentecostal nut job

ToysRLuv Tue 10-Sep-13 23:16:35

Yes, db thinks that dinosaurs coexisted with humans my poor nephew and niece

SomeTeaPlease Wed 11-Sep-13 01:00:42

Google the "Creation Museum" in Kentucky, USA.

'MURICA.

CerealMom Wed 11-Sep-13 07:58:00

I soooo want to go to the 'Creation Museum'.

<disclaimer - I'm an atheist>

intitgrand Wed 11-Sep-13 08:05:07

'Surely telling kiddies that if they don't believe in God only bad things will happen and that 'homosexuality is a sin' is wrong'

well isn't that the mainstream Christian stance ?

LifeofPo Wed 11-Sep-13 08:07:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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