We should read and inwardly digest what will happen if we do not stand for religious freedom RIGHT NOW.
This might have been his initial reading; it might have been his understanding; it might have been his hope; it might even have been his legislative intention when he devolved curriculum matters to headteachers, parents and governors as part of his ‘free schools’ initiative. But as the Human Rights Blog correctly points out, the school curriculum is not exempt from the tentacles of the Equality Act: it is all pervasive, all invasive and all consuming – ‘A school is permitted to teach about whatever subject it likes, so as not to inhibit it from teaching about a wide range of issues, including, it would seem, controversial views about homosexuality. However, the school must still ensure that those issues are not taught in a way which subjects pupils to discrimination.’
Of course, if (as appears to be the case) Mr Evert is a Christian, it is highly likely that he would have presented these ‘controversial’ views in a sensitive and compassionate way. The problem is that Brendan Barber wouldn’t know ‘sensitive and compassionate’ if they hit him in the face. Anything which may be interpreted as ‘phobic’ or ‘hateful’ will most certainly be; and anyone who dissents from the orthodox creed of egalitarianism is a bigot. So Roman Catholics are no longer permitted to teach that even the inclination toward homosexuality is an ‘objective disorder’ because to do so amounts to ‘homophobia’ or ‘gay hate’.