Straight Flush

Regular readers will know I like to watch games of victimhood poker being played out in the wild. We already established that being homosexual beats being a black man. But what beats being gay? Ah:

Andrew Moffat MBE, assistant headteacher at Parkfield Community School in Saltley, has been criticised by parents for piloting No Outsiders – a programme run alongside sex and relationship education (SRE) lessons.

Its ethos promotes LGBT equality and challenges homophobia in primary schools.

Books now being read by pupils at Parkfield Community School include Mommy, Mama and Me and King & King – stories about same-sex relationships and marriages.

But Mr Moffat and the No Outsiders programme have come under fire from some Muslim parents who condemn such teachings, as homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam.

Mr Moffat, who is openly gay, and the school have defended the programme, which they said had been fully explained to parents. They added: “No Outsiders allows us to raise awareness of these differences so that children are able to tolerate and accept differences in our society.”

But outraged mum Fatima Shah, who has taken her 10-year-old daughter out of the school, told BirminghamLive: “It’s inappropriate, totally wrong.

“Children are being told it’s OK to be gay yet 98 per cent of children at this school are Muslim. It’s a Muslim community.

Personally I think the protesters have a point – primary school children should not be indoctrinated with sexual identity politics – but if anyone who wasn’t a member of a top-ranking protected class brought this complaint they’d be hounded from public life and likely facing criminal prosecution for hate crimes. As for Mr Moffat, he should have read the rulebook he himself helped write.

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21 thoughts on “Straight Flush

  1. If you want to know who you are governed / controlled by first find out who you cannot criticise.

  2. “No Outsiders allows us to raise awareness of these differences so that children are able to tolerate and accept differences in our society.”

    One could argue that tolerance and the accepting of differences in society are abstract concepts whose merits can be conveyed to children without reference to token areas of divergence: christian/muslim, black/white, straight/gay, ginger/fortunate.

    Books now being read by pupils at Parkfield Community School include Mommy, Mama and Me and King & King

    All well and good but are they also reading “Mama’s solo holiday in Hikkaduwa”, “Auntie Chantelle and the KY jelly” or “The Man from the Archbishop’s Palace, He Say ‘Yes!'”

  3. I often (well occasionally) ask my progressive friends who are strongly pro-diversity, and high immigration, to name high tolerance and majority Muslim societies. And subsequently, if they could name one, would they move there? The conversation usually moves on quite quickly, sometimes to how racist I am but mostly to ask what am I drinking next. I don’t think about it that much, and there may be some, but I struggle to come up with many that fit the criteria.

  4. “Children are being told it’s OK to be gay yet 98 per cent of children at this school are Muslim. It’s a Muslim community.”

    Astonishing implications there.

    There will be as many LGBT pupils at that school as anywhere else in the country. Is she denying that probability or saying because they are a Muslim community they all uniformly disapprove of homosexuality?

  5. Rob Harries

    “There will be as many LGBT pupils at that school as anywhere else..”

    It’s a primary school for heaven’s sake. Pre-pubertal by definition. Are you really in the business of ascibing active sexual attraction to them?

  6. There are of course no homosexual muslims…not one…honest everybody knows that, Arabs, Afghanis etc never ever touch little boys.

  7. “Mr Moffat, who is openly gay…”

    How does that work? I can’t remember the sexual preferences of my primary school head teacher ever featuring in the daily life of my school back in the 1960s. Does he mention the fact on the noticeboard by the school gates? How does him informing people where he likes to put his manhood actually help him to do his job?

  8. I suspect that the well meaning liberal elite are rubbing their hands with glee at this. “Yes we can overcome Islam with our progressive theology.” In a way they may be right. The upset Muslim woman was quoted as saying that Islam preaches tolerance of homophobic activity. That is a rather far cry from what any Muslim in any Islamic country would be willing to say. It is also wrong. I am not aware of this being written in the hadith’s or the Quran.

  9. Recusant, I went to primary school with a boy who age five was outrageously homosexual. Of course we didn’t know what the behaviour meant at the time. Probably the teachers, in seventies innocence, didn’t either.

    And I’m sure it’s very usual but it does happen

  10. “primary school children should not be indoctrinated with sexual identity politics”

    Measure of our times.

  11. I’m sympathetic to the notion that this isn’t a topic for primary school children (except some will be in and many more know, such families, so it’s less simple than just saying “we can’t talk about it”). But I think the muslim associations should also tell us at what age people should be taught why discriminating against gays is OK. If it’s not at primary school level, it must be later, so when?

  12. @Sam Vara on January 30, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    + 1

    My teachers were all Mrs, Mrs or Miss. No mention – or overt hint – of sexual prefeference ever.

    That is how it should be; children are easily influenced/manipulated. An inspiring teacher promoting his gayness could be damaging.

    .
    @BiG

    Discriminating: in law = bad, in personal choice = freedom

  13. @Tim N

    The Left – biting the hand that feeds it. In due course they might all eat themselves, but prompting may help speed it up. 4chan must work harder.

  14. This is how Islam will conquer the UK. Groups of reasonable seeming mulims with English accents (We’re muslims int we? It’s against our religion init?) Will get support for pushing back at looney progressives.

  15. Arabs, Afghanis etc never ever touch little boys.

    IIRC, Muslims think one is homosexual if one is on the receiving end. Raping little boys doesn’t make one gay from their perspective.

  16. Jabber I remember a fragment of verse from “Bugles and a Tiger” by John Masters that went, “There’s a boy across the river with a bottom like a peach but alas, I cannot swim.” There may be something in what you say.

  17. From the link posted by Felipe Gray above:
    “Liam Nolan, head teacher at Perry Beeches Academy, told the Sunday Times: “The Muslim community is being allowed to influence government legislation around equality.””

    No shit Sherlock! Bet Liam Nolan isn’t so keen on that diversity now.

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