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  1. https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2019-03-26/parents-raise-concerns-to-manchester-schools-about-lgbt-lessons/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-47692617
  2. another LGBTQ issue conveniently brushed under the carpet by members of this forums due to constant political correctness and hypocrisy, congrats guys! A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles. In a letter to parents, the school said: “Up to the end of this term, we will not be delivering any No Outsiders lessons in our long-term year curriculum plan, as this half term has already been blocked for religious education (RE). Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.” Advertisement On Friday about 600 Muslim children, aged between four and 11, were withdrawn from the school for the day, parents said. The school would not confirm the number. The school made clear that it had never intended to continue the No Outsiders lessons this half term and confirmed that the lessons would resume only after a full consultation with every parent. Last month, the Guardian reported that the assistant headteacher of the school was forced to defend the lessons after 400 predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition calling for them to be dropped from the curriculum. Andrew Moffat, who was awarded an MBE for his work in equality education, said he was threatened and targeted via a leaflet campaign after the school piloted the No Outsiders programme. Its ethos is to promote LGBT equality and challenge homophobia in primary schools. Moffat, the author of Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools who is currently shortlisted for a world’s best teacher award, resigned from another primary school – Chilwell Croft academy, also in Birmingham – after a similar dispute with Muslim and Christian parents. Parents have been protesting outside the Saltley school, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. At one protest they held signs that read “say no to promoting of homosexuality and LGBT ways of life to our children”, “stop exploiting children’s innocence”, and “education not indoctrination”. Children from reception age through to year six were being taught five No Outsiders lessons a year, each one covering topics to meet requirements in the Equality Act. Books being read by the pupils include Mommy, Mama and Me, and King & King – stories about same-sex relationships and marriages. However, after the inclusion of the programme in the curriculum, Moffat, who is in a civil partnership, faced protests and the removal of children from the school. The school appealed to parents to stop the protests, saying they were “upsetting and disruptive” for the children. In a letter to the parents, the trustee board of Excelsior Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, confirmed that after a meeting between Andrew Warren, the regional schools commissioner for the West Midlands, parents, the trust, and Liam Byrne MP, it was decided that a full consultation would take place with parents. The letter said: “The discussions were a helpful first step and identified the key issues that are concerning parents, including the ethos, the books, the age appropriateness, the lessons and the assemblies. The agreed outcome of the meeting was the need to have a discussion with the school community about the No Outsiders curriculum and how it should be delivered.” The issue was first raised by Fatima Shah, who pulled her 10-year-old daughter out of the school, saying children were too young to be learning about same-sex marriages and LGBT rights in the classroom. “We are not a bunch of homophobic mothers,” she said. “We just feel that some of these lessons are inappropriate. Some of the themes being discussed are very adult and complex and the children are getting confused. “They need to be allowed to be children rather than having to constantly think about equalities and rights.” Shabana Mahmood, the MP for Birmingham Ladywood, spoke out after parents in her constituency complained that primary schools were teaching their children about same-sex relationships. She said parents did not oppose sex and relationship education, but felt their children were too young for some of the things being taught. Speaking in a Commons debate, Mahmood said: “None of my constituents is seeking particular or differential opt-outs at secondary school level. It is all about the age appropriateness of conversations with young children in the context of religious backgrounds.” Mahmood, who has backed gay rights legislation in the Commons including voting for same-sex marriage, said the government should ensure the rights of minorities were protected, but that included the rights of people with orthodox religious views, including some Jews and Christians as well as some Muslims. However, the chief inspector of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, supported the school, saying it was vital children knew about “families that have two mummies or two daddies”. Byrne, whose constituency includes the school, has suggested parents, faith leaders in the Muslim community and the LGBT rights group Stonewall could work together on a curriculum. The schools minister Nick Gibb said it was important for schools to take the religious beliefs of their pupils into account when they decide to deliver certain content to ensure topics were handled appropriately. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/04/birmingham-school-stops-lgbt-lessons-after-parent-protests
  3. other links to educate yourselves on the matter: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/29/asia/george-clooney-brunei-lgbt-intl/index.html https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/29/gay-people-will-stoned-death-brunei-implements-sharia-law-9056864/
  4. Why nobody has opened a thread on this yet? Is it because it does not involve Christianity but Islam? Damn some of you snowflakes are hypocrites. Brunei set to introduce death by stoning for adultery and gay sex https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/28/brunei-set-introduce-death-stoning-adultery-gay-sex/ Adultery and gay sex will be punishable by stoning to death and the limbs of convicted thieves will be amputated under a new law set to come into effect from next week in the tiny southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei. A new strict Sharia penal code is to be enforced from next Wednesday defying heavy criticism that has kept the brutal provisions on hold for the last four years. Homosexuality is already illegal in the former British protectorate, but now it will become a capital offence. The law only applies to Muslims and punishment will also be “witnessed by a group of Muslims.” Human rights groups who have lobbied against the enshrining of “cruel and inhuman punishments” reacted with horror at the decision to plough ahead with the extreme aspects of the penal code. Amnesty International demanded an “immediate halt” to plans for vicious punishments so “heinous” that they allowed for the amputation of children’s limbs. “The international community must urgently condemn Brunei’s move to put these cruel penalties into practice,” said Rachel Chhoa-Howard, Amnesty’s Brunei Researcher. “To legalise such cruel and inhuman penalties is appalling of itself. Some of the potential ‘offences’ should not even be deemed crimes at all, including consensual sex between adults of the same gender,” she added. The tiny, resource-rich sultanate has a population of just over 450,000 and is located on the island of Borneo, next to the more moderate Islamic nations of Indonesia and Malaysia. In comparison to its neighbours, Brunei has grown conservative in recent years, including banning the sale of alcohol and introducing stiff penalties for open and excessive Christmas celebrations, for fear that its Muslim population could be led astray. There was widespread international condemnation when Brunei first announced the roll-out of the Sharia penal code – an Islamic legal system which prescribes strict corporal punishments - in 2014. The implementation of the law has since been delayed as officials work out the practical details under heavy opposition from rights groups. A notice on Brunei’s Attorney General’s Chambers dated December 29 last year quietly announced that the provisions would take effect on April 3. However, a religious affairs ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei’s leader, was expected to make an announcement on that date about the enforcement of Sharia. “Only after the event we will know regarding the date of the implementation of the new laws,” he told AFP.
  5. i think that was posted pages ago, it also mentions that she was wearing the black wig
  6. she reminds me of MJ going to court in 2008
  7. i love how you pick and choose what to post here? What about muslim parents mobbing for schools in the UK to avoid talking about LGBTQ struggles to their children? Several schools in Birmingham and Manchester had to remove these lessons from they curricula because of hard complaints from muslim families. Obviously it's a taboo in this forum while christians' bashing continues. Be glad you were not born in the middle east. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/jan/31/school-defends-lgbt-lessons-after-religious-parents-complain i cannot be bothered to post more links, go and educate yourselves. You are a bunch of hypocrits. Keep on pick and choosing what you want, we'll all pay the consequences in the future.
  8. When is the press release on a new album/single usually out? I am getting so bored and impatient at the same time. Come on now!
  9. I thought it was obvious that she was not headlining NY City Pride as Grace Jones was officially announced as the headliner few days ago?
  10. maybe hire an actually talented fashion designer? what is with those terrible dresses? who would buy them?
  11. I am trying to stay away from this thread and her instagram as i don’t want to be spoiled for the single and video. I have not read the last 20 pages of this thread. I hope i will be able to resist the temptation until release date lol
  12. she does not say anything relevant to her work with Madonna in that video
  13. we have that event in LA in 4 days, at least we will see her in motion there. i miss seeing her.
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