Mother sues London school for requiring son to participate in Pride
A Christian mother is taking a London-based school to court for allegedly forcing her four-year-old son to partake in a gay pride parade. It came to light that several parents had a conflict with the school after their children received LGBTQ education against their parents' will.
Izzy Montague is now taking the matter to court for discrimination, victimization and breaches of statutory duties, after the school forced her then four-year old son to take part in a Pride parade.
The Christian mother had asked the principal to allow her to withdraw her son from the pride event, but she was denied that request. Ms Montague said she later removed her son from the school because she wanted him to
“receive an education, rather than indoctrination.”
“I am taking this stand to raise awareness amongst parents as to what is happening in our primary schools,” she told Christian Headlines.
Montague’s case will be heard by the court in mid-July. The case will examine religious freedom, the rights of parents to opt their children out of ideological education and the school’s duty to be politically neutral.
Izzy Montague was due to challenge her child’s former primary school this week.
However, the judge ruled that there wasn’t enough court time allotted for the case and pushed the hearing back.
Please continue to pray for Izzy and her case: https://t.co/cTjxxUTsmE
— Christian Concern (@CConcern) July 16, 2021
Montague will be supported by the Christian Legal Centre, a legal organization in the UK which provides legal support for Christians facing religious discrimination.
“This case epitomises the chaos we can expect to see in the next academic year in our schools” the chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre said. “Those who preach tolerance and diversity the loudest do not appear to be interested in practising it. A particular agenda is being forced onto children inside the school gates, and parents are being given no means to ensure that their children are being taught in line with their religious and philosophical beliefs.”
‘It’s not about living in a vacuum, it’s about [parents giving kids their own] opinions of the world around us.’
Mum Izzy Montague says it should be up to parents to teach children about subjects like LGBT rights, not schools. pic.twitter.com/T4VBVTVCt7
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) March 21, 2019
A Facebook page also points out that when Ms Montague met school headteacher Susan Papas, her daughter was also present, wearing a T shirt with the slogan: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”
The headteacher’s daughter has shown her arrogance and complete intolerance to difference of opinion by wearing the T shirt deliberately to provoke Izzy, the page wrote.
The Christianity Daily news portal points out that Papas had clashes with parents before.
During the same 2018 Gay Pride Parade, there were 14 Christian parents who complained against Susan for “forcing a very aggressive LGBT agenda on to young children in a manner which abuses parental rights and victimizes parents.” But Susan only retorted that the school is “against homophobia.”
There were also two 10-year-old children who were suspended after asking permission not to participate in the school’s LGBT session. The children were then scolded separately by Papas and another teacher, who accused them of saying they wanted to “kill LGBT people.”
Watch a 10-year-old child’s view of the damaging impact of the LGBT agenda in schools. Kaysey was manipulated, bullied & unlawfully excluded by her headteacher for alleged anti-LGBT comments. Kaysey categorically denies the allegations and she is backed by children in her class. pic.twitter.com/8GPCZwumyn
— Christian Concern (@CConcern) July 1, 2019
One of the children testified on her experience in the school in a video, adding that she was backed by children in her class.