Resistance rises to government’s Sunday School control plan

The British government apparently is dropping a long-held plan to inspect Sunday Schools and other educational organizations in favor of a “voluntary code of practice” to protect children from “extremism.”

The mandatory inspections by the U.K.’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, or OFSTED, aim to enforce uniform support for “British values” in all teaching scenarios.

However, those values include a pro-homosexual and pro-Muslim agenda. Schools that don’t teach a favorable view of lesbianism, for example, or Christian schools that don’t invite Muslim imams as guest speakers, are failing to teach “British values.”

Amid significant opposition, the government said it has decided “not to pursue the model proposed in our call for evidence but instead intend to develop further the evidence base for a national approach, including future legislation where gaps in existing powers are identified.”

The U.K.’s Department for Education now says only a “small minority of settings” likely need government oversight.

It will, however, work with


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