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Thursday 1st July 2010 10.00hrs

A convicted sex offender is leading a campaign by a homosexual lobby group to promote sodomy in schools.

Liam Nolan, 42, is leading a session on how to use bullying as an excuse to get sodomy talked about in the classroom at a conference organised by Stonewall. It is being held in the British Library on Friday 2nd June.

Nolan was convicted in June 2007 of outraging public decency after a furtive encounter with a male stranger in bushes at Birmingham beauty spot Sandwell Valley . Astonishingly, he was allowed to continue as head teacher of nearby Perry Beeches school.

Nolan's sordid 'cruising' excursion happened despite his claim that he was 'in a relationship' at the time. Recent research from the homosexual network shows that gay couples routinely cheat on each other, even in so-called 'committed' long-term relationships, to a extent orders of magnitude greater than married heterosexuals.

Stonewall's conference is called 'Education for all' and the subtitle is 'challenging homophobia and supporting young people.'

Promotional material says it is ' Britain 's leading event dedicated to tackling homophobic bullying and promoting equality amongst young people.' It includes 'opportunities for you to find out how to combat homophobic bullying and comply with forthcoming laws'.

The conference is well-connected, reflecting Stonewall's status as politically-correct feet-under-the-table government advisors. Several civil servants are leading sessions.

Patrick Leeson, Director of Education and Care at Ofsted is taking part, as is Teresa Clark, who is 'Head of Equality Mainstreaming' at the Department for Children Schools and Families. She will speak on 'The new public duty and what it means for schools'. The title of her lecture refers to the Equality Act 2010 which placed a new duty on public authorities, including all schools, to promote homosexuality and transsexuality.

The Stonewall website tells teachers, in words which will worry parents, 'The new public duty will require you to proactively consider and accommodate the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people and promote equality. Attend the conference to find out how.'

Parents have complained that schools are using the whole curriculum to promote sodomy, rather than just addressing the subject in specific sex and relationships education (SRE) classes, which would be bad enough. When Muslim parents of children at George Tomlinson Primary School in London's Waltham Forest tried to withdraw their children from a week of teaching about 'LGBT History' last year, the head teacher told them the school was adopting a 'whole-curriculum' approach, making it impossible for them to withdraw their children.

So of further concern will be the presence of Mark Chater, Curriculum Advisor with the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, leading a session for gay activist teachers on 'How to promote equality through the curriculum'. He will back up Stonewall's suggestion to teachers that they should be 'integrating teaching on difference and diversity into your work and actively promoting equality'.

Most parents would say that is not why they send their children to school. The parents at George Tomlinson Primary School - thirty of them - defied the head and the local Education Authority and kept their children off school for the whole of LGBT week last year, by the way. After a lively campaign and meetings with LEA and school officials, no school in Waltham Forest ran 'LGBT week' this year. That was a welcome set-back for 'the gays' and a testimony to 'parent-power'.

Parents, especially parents who go to the press, are a major obstacle to the promotion of sodomy in schools. Parental opposition is such a worry that the conference will have a session taken by one Sara Hassell of the feminist, pro-gay 'Parentline Plus'. The session is entitled: 'Managing resistance - working with parents and carers.' For 'working with', read 'neutralising', 'working round', 'patronising' or even 'flatly ignoring'.

We saw from the draft NICE guidelines released on 15th June 2010 that parents and carers are viewed with a mixture of fear and contempt by the entire sex education industry. Parents are people who should be 'managed', 'reassured', 'provided with information', and have the benefits of explicit material which any sane person would regard as inappropriate for a child 'explained' to them. Those with 'diverse faith and cultural beliefs' are people whose 'discrimination and prejudice should be discussed and challenged.'

Finally, just before those attending get stuck into Stonewall's 'Wine reception', Rikki Beadle-Blair, the director of Stonewall's new film 'FIT', which pretends that a predliction for perversion (in which previous sexual abuse, emotional disturbance and sinful choice all play a part) is morally no different from race or hair colour (which are morally neutral, and which people are born with). He will show 'how to use' his propaganda production 'in the classroom'.

Let us be clear that there is no academic peer-reviewed evidence whatsoever that pro-sodomy propaganda decreases the amount of bullying in schools. It is more plausible that bringing homosexuality to the attention of children, particularly in primary school, may even increase name-calling. Children who would not have thought of it before can begin to use epithets like 'lezzie' against little girls who are holding hands, or accuse non-sporting boys of being 'gay' after the introduction of lessons like the ones Chater is urging.

Stonewall say 'In schools that have said homophobic bullying is wrong, gay young people are 60 per cent more likely not to have been bullied and are twice as likely to enjoy going to school and feel part of the school community. Pupils who have been taught in a positive way about lesbian and gay issues are 60 per cent more likely to be happy at school and 69 per cent more likely to feel able to be themselves.'

The figures, or most of them, come from their publication 'The School Report', but that document was based on anecdotal evidence and failed even to give the raw figures which led to the conclusions supposedly drawn.

The fact is, following years of pro-gay programming on TV, children are more aware of sodomy but the overwhelmingly majority still view it resolutely as a perversion. They use the word 'gay' to refer to things, garments or people who are not 'cool'. Stonewall themselves say that "98 per cent of young gay people and 95 per cent of secondary school teachers hear the phrases 'that's so gay' or 'you're so gay' at school".

Stonewall say also that a YouGov poll of secondary school teachers 'found that homophobic bullying is the most frequent form of bullying after bullying because of weight, three times more prevalent than bullying due to religion or ethnicity.' Significantly, no-one is holding a conference to decrease fatophobic bullying. Fat children are fair game in Stonewall's focused world.

Of course the YouGov figures do not mean that those targeted were actually homosexual. It just means that the homosexuality was being used as an insult. Even Parentline Plus say on their website: 'Your child might be the victim of homophobic abuse even if they are not gay.' The way to deal with this is for a school to have a simple policy against bullying, cursing and name-calling of any kind. Singling out one type of abuse is discriminatory.

It is plausible that an increased awareness of homosexuality being promoted by authority figures such as teachers will increase homosexual name-calling, lead to more girls and boys being so labelled by bullies, and if these children are emotionally fragile for whatever reason, it can lead to them self-identifying as 'gay'. That will increase Stonewall's client base, which may well be the main motivation for the conference and their whole anti-bullying campaign.

The American College of Pediatrics reported that as many as 26% of 12-year-olds were uncertain of their sexual orientation, yet only 2-3% of adults identify themselves as homosexual. The British surveys have found even fewer adult homosexuals. 'If school personnel encourage students to "come out as gay" and be "affirmed" there is a serious risk of erroneously labelling students who may merely be experiencing transient sexual confusion and/or engaging in sexual experimentation.'  See also

Stonewall live on a planet where even children below the age of puberty can be homosexual. They say: "Bullying of this type isn't limited to older students. More than two in five primary school teachers say that young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, currently experience homophobic bullying in their schools and three quarters hear children use expressions such as 'that's so gay' or 'you're so gay'."

Stonewall are very keen to get primary-school children thinking about homosexuality. Anywhere else, such a 'catch them young' approach would be condemned as grooming. But those who believe that small children can be 'gay' seem to be keen on sexualising them.

Stonewall are worried that 'less than a quarter of young people have been told that homophobic bullying is wrong in their school and nine in ten teachers and non-teaching staff at secondary and primary schools have never received any specific training on how to prevent and respond to homophobic bullying.' Their potential for expansion, now bolstered by the Equality Act 2010, is therefore huge. Parents of children at all ages need to be very much on their guard.

Parents need to be especially aware of the threat to their children in the following local authorities which are members of Stonewall's 'Education Champions Programme':

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Blackpool Council
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Coventry City Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Hull City Council
  • Kent County Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • London Borough of Brent
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • London Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Medway Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Reading Borough Council
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Thurrock Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Wigan Council
  • Wiltshire County Council
  • Worcestershire County Council