Two UK pre-teens suspended from school for asking to be exempted from LGBT indoctrination

Susan Papas, Headteacher at Heavers Farmer Primary School
Susan Papas, Headteacher at Heavers Farmer Primary School

A long time ago, non-Christians would respond to moral judgments  by saying “don’t force your morality on me”. At the time, you might have thought that secular leftists thought that it was wrong to force morality on other people, and they wanted to force that rule on those who judged them. But we now know that secular leftists LOVE to force THEIR morality on other people who disagree with them.

Here’s what happened:

On June 20, Farrell, sitting next to his friend Kaysey in class, asked his year 5 class teacher, “Sir, please may I not take part in this lesson?” when the teacher handed out LGBT material for colouring. The teacher refused permission saying that the LGBT lesson was part of the curriculum.

After class, the form teacher is said to have accused Farrell of using “homophobic language” for allegedly saying, “LGBT sucks and LGBT’s dumb,” which the child denies.

Farrell, who was sitting with female pupil Kasey says he is a Christian and told a “visitor teacher” he did not “accept LGBT” because of his religion.

The teacher asked the two children, “Do you want them to die?” “We said no,” Farrell replied. If, however, they went back to their countries, they would be punished for being gay, Farrell told the teacher.

The teacher asked Farrell where he was from. Farrell said he was of “African Jamaican” heritage, and because there “everybody is Christian and Catholic, so they don’t accept LGBT.”

The head of the school, Susan Papas, suspended the two children from school for five days for asking not to take part in the LGBT indoctrination.

But she did more than that:

Later, Ms Papas shouted at the two children in front of the class, according to Kaysey. “How dare you? You are a disappointment to the school,” Papas told the two children outside the classroom.

Papas then put the children in different rooms and asked Kasey [sic]: “How dare you say that you want to kill LGBT people?” Kasey replied: “I didn’t say kill.” Papas then shouted at her and said, “Yes, you did, and don’t lie.”

Kaysey, a pentecostal Christian, says she was kept in detention for five hours from 10am to 3pm.

So, if you say to a secular leftist “I disagree”, what they hear is a threat of violence. They feel that disagreeing with them makes you an evil person, and they are entitled to use force to stop you from being evil. There is no “agree to disagree” with a secular leftist.

Life Site News reports:

Kaysey’s and Farrell’s version of the story, which differs widely from what their teacher and the head of their school alleged, has been corroborated by their classmates.

Elsewhere:

Kaysey also noted that Papas’ daughter, School Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Officer Attie Copeman-Papas, is a lesbian, and that Assistant Headteacher Robert Askey is gay.

[…]This isn’t the first time Papas’ militant promotion of the LGBT agenda has roused the ire of parents at the school, which educates 750 pupils in a highly multicultural and multi-religious borough of London.

In June 2018, parents threatened to protest at a Gay Pride parade organized by the school on its playground.

Papas had invited parents to watch the “Proud to Be Me!” parade and join in celebrating “the rainbow of things that make them and their family special.”

Alas, there is no space in that rainbow for anyone who disagrees with Susan Papas.

So, the first thing to note is that this school is a “community school”, which is the UK way of saying “public school”. This is a government-run school. Government schools do not compete in a free market. They are funded by mandatory taxes. Parents are taxed, and then they access to the schools that the government provides to them. It’s a monopoly. They get paid regardless of how they perform.

So, if you want to be able to buy the education for your children that fits your values, then you should vote for lower taxes and less government, so that money for education stayed in your hands. When the parents keep the money they earn, then they can choose how the children are educated. When the government taxes your money, then Susan Papas decides what your children will believe.

Unfortunately, even the majority of Christians now believe that the secular leftists in government make better decisions about moral issues than Christian parents do. That’s why so many of us vote for higher taxes, and more government spending.

Who should feed the children? Who should treat illnesses? Who should care for refugees and illegal immigrants? Who should give money to the poor? Who should care for the environment? Who should teach people about sex  and abortion? Many Christians today say government should do all these things. Young Christians don’t care about preventing government from trampling on Christian values. The priorities of young Christians are whatever the secular left says they are: refugees, illegal immigrants, global warming, free government education, gay rights, government-run health care.

When you vote for higher taxes and bigger government, you’re voting to let Susan Papas decide what your children will believe. You’re voting to let her to punish your children if they don’t believe what Susan Papas believes. We can do better.

13 thoughts on “Two UK pre-teens suspended from school for asking to be exempted from LGBT indoctrination”

  1. I hadn’t seen this in the British press. Thank you.
    Have you posted this on Twitter? I like especially your point that in former days so-called secular moralists insisted we did not force Christian views on them but now they feel free to indoctrinate whomsoever they choose, brooking no opposition.
    Best regards
    David
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  2. Any opposing view can be declared hate speech in many countries including Canada.
    There is often no legal definition of actual hate speech it is just a speech deemed offensive and hateful by a group of citizens or a judge.
    To many the Bible is hate speech of we will not twist scripture to mean whatever the approved views of the day are.

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  3. We (former) Old Atheists were vastly superior creatures to these hyper-religious New Atheists.

    We really did believe in “live and let live” (including in the womb), and demonstrated it accordingly.

    The UK long ago left the station on depravity.

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  4. Great post, especially the next-to-last paragraph. Unfortunately, if you said that in my conservative PCA church, you’d be considered divisive and probably not allowed to be an elder.
    I just don’t get it, why are the pastors refusing to take and have the same thoughts you are expressing? The public school kids from our church are very effeminized if male, bossy if not, and have a way too many of them struggling with gay and transgender issues. And yet, the parents double down on the very thinking that causes it because they find your way of thinking too odious for themselves.

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  5. Christian parents with kids, especially boys, who are successfully getting through the public schools without the rebellion and fornication, are the strongest defenders of the status quo. It is sickening to me and creates an evil temptation within me to wish that things don’t turn out well for the kids. I have prayed for these boys’ chastity so I am glad too, but I wish the parents weren’t such apologists for the secular system.

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    1. Even if the lids keep their faith, they will have to live in a world where their neighbors kids are increasingly intolerant of Christian values and behaviors. And their neighbors kids will be the ones standing over them in the workplace and the courts.

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