A Christian mother in the UK is having her case heard in London on Wednesday after taking legal action when her 4-year-old son was allegedly forced to take part in his school’s LGBT pride march against his will.
Izoduwa Montague made headlines in 2018 when she claimed the headmaster of Heavers Farm Primary School in Croydon, south London, had aggressively informed her that her son was not allowed to opt out walking despite her family’s religious beliefs.
When she made an appointment to discuss the matter at school, she said the vice-principal, who was also the principal’s daughter, showed up wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase: ‘Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just shut up?”
“It was shocking, to be honest,” Montague told Fox News Digital.
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With the help of the London-based Christian Legal Centre, Montague brought legal action alleging direct and indirect discrimination, victimization and breach of duty under the Education Act 1996 and the Education Act 1998. human rights. His case is expected to be heard until February. ten.
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Montague’s case is potentially a landmark that will be the first time a UK court has considered the legal basis for imposing LGBT ideology in primary schools, according to the Christian Legal Centre, which noted that the issue also led to tensions between schools and members of the country’s Jewish and Muslim communities.
“My kid was forced to celebrate Pride, forced to go in a Pride parade, and we thought it was going to end there, which unfortunately it wasn’t,” Montague said. “The school went crazy. They were so mad any parent would be annoyed about it, they just decided they were going to turn the whole school into a big LGBT friendly school.”
Montague said the school was filled with books, flags, posters and other materials promoting the LGBT lifestyle to its youngest students. A photo has reportedly emerged on the school’s website of a young student expressing hope that one day boys and girls will be able to use the same toilets. She said that after her meeting with the school administration, her son was detained for three hours and separated from his peers.
“So after that he had to be taken out of school,” she said. “It was just awful.”
Montague eventually placed his son in a Catholic elementary school, but also decided to take legal action.
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“Even though I had already decided that he was going to leave school anyway, I really felt that it only took him to a whole new level, where you claim that you promote tolerance and peace , and then you end up bullying people because they don’t share the same belief you do about sexual lifestyles,” she explained.
“I think that’s ridiculous, and not every parent should have to come to terms with a school’s sexual beliefs or any social beliefs for fear of being bullied and segregated,” he said. she stated. “Children must be protected at school.”
Montague said the state of free speech in her country was “really frightening” and she speculated that she might have faced more pushback for her position had she lived in a more London Liberal. She noted that she and others in the UK had been called by police for expressing views opposing LGBT ideology.
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Andrea Williams, executive director of the Christian Legal Center, said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital that Montague’s case “embodies the chaos we can expect in our schools in the years to come and is another example of the” total tolerance” that has become so prevalent in our society. Those who preach tolerance and diversity the loudest seem uninterested in practicing them.
“The treatment of parents at Heavers Farm Primary School represents some of the most appalling violations of parental rights I have seen in my many years working on education issues,” Williams continued, adding that the school’s actions “showed disrespect, disdain and hostility” toward the parents.
“A particular curriculum is imposed on children inside the school gates and parents have no means of ensuring that their children receive an education in accordance with their religious and philosophical beliefs,” she said. added.
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“Following a series of matters that arose in 2018, we have engaged as required in the civil action process and given the ongoing legal proceedings, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at this stage,” he said. said a Heavers Farm spokesperson. The elementary school told Fox News Digital.