Here’s a story out of Birmingham, U.K. that will test your wokeness. What do you do when your school mandates the teaching of LGBT acceptance, but parents of Muslim students object and threaten to withdraw their children?

The BBC reports:

Primary school parents have been protesting over their children being taught about LGBT rights and homophobia.

Some parents at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham claim the teachings contradict the Islamic faith.

Mariam Ahmed, whose daughter attends the school, has organised a petition against the “No Outsiders” project.

The school said it aimed to educate children so they were able to accept differences in society.

Ms Ahmed said: “Sorry at this age it’s totally wrong. Children at this age don’t even know if they are coming or going, let alone knowing what sexual orientation they will become.”

Asma and Mohammed Jdaitawi added: “It’s good to teach children about respect and values but the sexual orientation aspect is against our principles.”

The “No Outsiders” project aims to celebrate difference and diversity — and teach children about the U.K.’s Equality Act 2010, which took previous anti-discrimination laws and brought them all under one umbrella.

So … will the school celebrate the culture of the Muslim students, which opposes the teaching of homosexuality? Quite the pickle.


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