“A Christian school is not where everyone is ‘nice to each other,’ but one that will preach and proclaim the Bible". So says the headmaster of the Church of England Fulham Boys School, Alun Ebenezer, in an interview with a journalist this month.
Attitudes like this in faith schools (which are entirely funded by the tax payer) are all too common. Last autumn this school was also found to have discriminated against a Rastafarian child that it would only educate in isolation until the child's dreadlocks were cut off. Accord notified the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the case. They in turn supported the child in gaining legal redress for how they were treated.
It is appalling that schools can be used to poison the minds of children in this way. Education should give young people the opportunity to explore and examine different beliefs and values, and thus develop their own. It should not be exploited to indoctrinate a particular view.
The outlook advocated by Mr Ebenezer and those who think like him is exactly that which the Accord Coalition combats in its campaign against religious discrimination, indoctrination and division in the school system. If you object to the vision that he, and others like him, set out, please help provide us with the means to defeat it.
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