UK Christian conservatives join ‘disastrous’ global backlash against sex education

openDemocracy, September 2019

While Muslim parents’ protests were widely covered by the media, there’s another, highly-organised opposition movement – from the Christian right.

In Poland, a bill in parliament threatens sex educators with prison sentences. Across Latin America, ultra-conservatives are mobilising under the banner: ‘don’t mess with my kids’. And in the UK, new campaigns and legal challenges have been launched against LGBTIQ inclusive education.

While Muslim parents’ protests in Birmingham received mass media coverage earlier this year, an openDemocracy undercover reporter attended an event in London this summer that showcased another, highly organised opposition movement against the government’s new sex and relationships curriculum.

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