The Government has just pushed through a not very well publicised clause in the Education Bill which allows Faith Schools to opt out of teaching homosexuality and contraception.
London Muslim believes this is yet another nail in the coffin from Ed Balls in the road to creating a divided society on the grounds of faith. One simply needs to talk to any Muslim parent to realise the major concern they have about Education is kids being taught Sex education in State Community schools.
What Ed Balls has done is made it clear to all Muslim parents that should you wish your kids to avoid Sex education send them to a Faith school. The direct result of this disastrous clause will be a significant increase in applications for Muslim Faith schools.
Ed Balls is someone who is a close friend of the Muslim community and as a result one of the few politicians I admire. However Ed, sometimes its incumbent on friends to tell friends honestly when they are going wrong and this clause is a classic example of a small bigoted section of the Catholic faith unduly influencing legislation to the detriment of a cohesive society.