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Transgender, LGBT issues should be taught to kids as young as 2, British teacher’s union declares

Transgender and LGBT issues should be taught in nursery school to children as young as 2, according to a British teacher’s union, the Telegraph reported.
“It is important for a modern forward-thinking society to understand and embrace differences within our communities,” National Union of Teachers General Secretary Kevin Courtney told the paper, which is published in London
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Currently only council-controlled secondary schools are required to teach children about sex in biology classes. But there is no such requirement on academies or free schools which make up the majority of secondary schools in England.
But teachers passed a motion which called on members to “campaign to ensure a comprehensive age-appropriate content including promotion of LGBT+ matters for all schools from nursery throughout all phases of state education.”
The group Christian Concern took issue with this development — and said so on the home page of its website.
“Education can shape a generation. Currently, there is pressure on schools from lobby groups and some [members of Parliament] to promote homosexuality and impose inappropriate sex education on younger children,” Christian Concern noted.
“There are also attempts to remove the freedom that parents currently have to withdraw their children from sex education. At Christian Concern, we believe that ultimate responsibility for educating children lies with the parents, not the State,” the group said. “We campaign for parental freedoms and education that reflects Biblical values.”
Andrea Williams, chief executive at Christian Concern, told the Telegraph that teaching sex and relationship education to children that young would be “devastating” and risks “robbing them of their innocence.”
“Sexuality is not an issue for toddlers,” Williams said, according to Christian Concern.
“The more paper tigers we create, the more confused our children will become,” she said. “When will common sense prevail?”
Laura Perins, co-editor of the Conservative Woman website, also criticized the initiative, Christian Concern noted.
“It seems nothing is off-limits for adult bullies who want to use young children as a tool in their misguided agenda,” Perins said in a statement, the group said.