Dated 11th February 2009
A national Police Force is today accused of undermining families by inviting children as young as twelve to write an essay on homosexuality behind their parents' backs.
Kent Police are holding a competition for secondary school children - even under 14s - to write with the title 'All Different, Same Respect' about what 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month' 'means to them', with a £25 prize.
The stunt is timed to coincide with Kent County Council's sponsorship of February as 'LGBT month'. The three age categories are 18+, 15-17, and under 14. The age of consent for sex is 16.
Kent Police Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Leppard said: 'As part of the national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) history month we have run a competition for local secondary students to write a short essay of up to 200 words or use pictures to explain what "All different, same respect" means to them. This competition compliments (he means 'complements' - CV) work already being done in schools around diversity, through the national curriculum.'
Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said today:
'We have sadly grown used to sex educators trying to corrupt children, but now the police are doing it as well. There is no suggestion on the Kent Police website that the young children they are asking to enter should seek their parents' approval. It is all being done behind the parents' backs. And as a large number will be under the age of consent, some as young as 12, it is a monstrous exercise in nothing less than child sexual abuse.
'Children of that age do not need to be told that homosexuality is acceptable. Some may be going through a phase where they experience crushes towards older people of the same sex. To convince them that such desires indicate an adult homosexual orientation is a disgraceful betrayal of adult responsibility, made even worse when it is authority figures such as the police doing it.
'Parents should also demand to know what exactly is "being done" in their child's school "around diversity", as the national curriculum makes no provision for the promotion of homosexuality. Parents also have the right to withdraw their children from sex education, another technicality which the police are blithely ignoring.
'If a choir master or scout leader or any other adult in a position of trust managed to persuade a child to write an essay praising positive attitudes to homosexuality, he would be accused of grooming that child for sex. So why are the police involved in it, and why are they subverting family life in such a way? There is only one word to describe them, and that is "evil".
'Kent Chief Constable Michael Fuller needs to reflect on the words of Jesus Christ, that it is better for a man to have a millstone hung around his neck and be thrown into the sea than to cause a child to sin.
'The competition might be headed "All Different, Same Respect", but I have no respect for police officers who wish to corrupt young children by insinuating into them the idea that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality. I spent part of this morning mucking out a cattle yard. It brought home to me that a man who indulges in sodomy cannot be paddling with both oars in the water.
'Such men need compassion, help and deliverance from their destructive lifestyle, not more recruits. Figures released last year showed that the number of sex offenders was on the increase. Is that any surprise, with the police encouraging children into homosexuality?
''This nation desperately needs to turn away from doing evil and start doing good. It is as if Satan has taken hold of all the levers of power in what was once a God-fearing nation. May God grant the grace to allow us to repent, and may He raise up Christian men to engage in what is now, undeniably, a full-scale spiritual war.'