I mentioned on this page the threatened queering of primary education. We have since begun to witness this. For example there is a well-researched article here about one project set up in 2006 to queer primary education, called No Outsiders.
There has been a rumpus at two of Birmingham’s 258 primary schools, where indoctrination of the children aimed at procuring LGBT-acceptance had been introduced clandestinely, without the knowledge, let alone the permission, of the parents of the children who had thus been indoctrinated. Or so it has been said.
There has been a debate about this in the House of Commons. The MP who brought that debate has been rewarded with calls for his deselection and deprivation of the Labour whip. Charming.
It is no secret that the purpose of the various initiatives to “queer” primary education is to bypass a generation. Plan A, converting parents to LGBT beliefs, persuading them to abandon their former, non-LGBT beliefs, and leaving them to raise their children as LGBT believers instead, hadn’t produced the rapid results hoped for, on the part of those who believed that it might be possible, and was desirable, to bring about a durable utopia of universal LGBT-acceptance. Therefore, a Plan B was needed. Let the children be indoctrinated (and inoculated) against their own parents’ heteronormativity before they had even learnt to think for themselves, lest they might resist such indoctrination as their parents had resisted it and were still resisting, the parents presumably not having themselves been targeted young enough. No need to ask the parents if Plan B was OK with the parents. They’d only say no anyway, and there was no intention to take no for an answer, so why even bother to ask?
In Birmingham, the council has sued, as named defendants, three of those who have protested against the queering of one of the two queered schools in Birmingham. The case hasn’t yet been tried, but the court has already granted the council a variety of interim injunctions pending trial. Here are the judgment and the press summary following the most recent hearing.
The interim injunctions concerned have been mainly about not putting on the almost daily demonstrations quite as close to the school gates as before. If they had stopped with that, I might not be writing about this court case now. But the council’s lawsuit isn’t just against the three named defendants. It is against a fourth defendant too, “persons unknown”. The interim injunctions issued include restrictions on the free speech of everybody on the planet, to write about this important conflict between parent-power and teacher-power, even bloggers who were never likely to set foot in Birmingham to join street demonstrations.
For this reason, I find myself in court again, on Friday 13th September at 14:00 in Birmingham, seeking once again to defend free speech, making this application to be added as a defendant representative of the class of persons unknown with the same interests as mine. The hearing is listed for one hour. I’d be delighted to have the moral support of spectators on the day, and fair press coverage.