A Christian mother from the UK is having her case heard in London on Wednesday after filing a lawsuit after learning that her 4-year-old kid had reportedly been forced against her will to march in his school’s LGBT pride parade.
In spite of her family’s religious convictions, Izoduwa Montague claimed the headmaster at Heavers Farm Primary School in Croydon, South London, forcibly told her that she could not allow her kid to skip the march.
She claimed that when she scheduled a meeting to discuss the matter at the school, the deputy head—who was also the headteacher’s daughter—arrived sporting a T-shirt bearing the words, “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”
Montague sued on the grounds of direct and indirect discrimination, victimization, and violation of statutory duty under the Human Rights Act of 1998 and the Education Act of 1996 with the help of the London-based Christian Legal Centre. Her case will be heard until February 10th.
According to the Christian Legal Centre, Montague’s case could set a precedent because it will be the first time a court in the UK looks at the legal justification for forcing LGBT ideology on primary schools. The Christian Legal Centre also noted that the issue has caused resentment between schools and the Jewish and Muslim communities in the nation.
“My child was forced to celebrate Pride, forced to partake in a Pride parade, and we thought that it was going to end there, which was sadly wrong. The school just went crazy. They were so angry that any parent was annoyed about this, they just decided that they were just going to turn the whole school into a big LGBT-friendly school.”
According to Montague, the school’s youngest students were exposed to a plethora of books, flags, posters, and other items endorsing the LGBT lifestyle. According to reports, a young kid expressed optimism that males and girls might one day be able to use the same lavatory in a photo that surfaced on the school’s website. She claimed that following her meeting with school administration, her kid was given a three-hour detention and kept apart from his classmates.
Montague remarked that the situation of free speech in her nation is extremely concerning and conjectured that she could have encountered greater resistance for her opinions had she resided in a more liberal area of London. She mentioned that the police had been called on her and others in the UK for expressing views that were opposed to LGBT ideology.