UK bill may force teachers to teach gay marriage in the classroom
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 22:02
In America today, we have a little debate going on, you may have heard about it. It’s the battle over gay marriage. Here in the states we are still debating whether it is right or wrong, but across the Atlantic in the Mother country, the UK has already adopted a bill to legalize it. Although many Europeans are on board with this decision, the bill is facing some scrutiny because of the uncertain consequences that may come from passing the bill.
The thing that most people are concerned of is that teachers may lose their jobs for not teaching gay marriage in the classroom. This even leaves a lot of British parliamentarians uneasy about voting yes to the bill. The problem comes from the fact that Europe has the European Union. Because they have this ultimate governing authority, they only have one high court for all of the nations.
"We have had legal advice, the problem is that there is this inherent uncertainty about such matters," the source told The Telegraph in a Jan. 25 report.
"These are all under the control of nine guys in Strasbourg, it is just fundamentally uncertain because Britain isn't in control of this," the source added.
The court they are talking about is the European Courts of Human Rights located in Strasbourg, France. France currently has to deal with their own issues with gay marriage, and recently had a protest in which thousands of French LGBT’s participated. As you can see, this may become an issue for the UK in the near future.
As a Christian in America, let me hammer out the misconceptions. No, I don’t hate the LGBT community. The bible clearly says this is wrong and I agree with the Bible. However, this doesn’t mean that I hate you, or won’t talk to you, etc.. There is a problem with forcing teachers to teach about gay marriage in schools. First off students don’t need to learn about a subject that isn’t one. If you can’t teach creation, you shouldn’t have to teach gay marriage.
The scariest thing about this whole situation is that whatever happens in Europe, usually trickles across the water to the US. Wanting to be a teacher myself, I personally would never want to be forced to teach this subject, or risk losing my job. We need to be raising awareness to this issue now before it sneaks into another congressional bill that nobody will read.