In the name of tolerance, a British education bureaucrat is threatening to close down a Christian school for being out of step with “British Values” unless it invites an Imam or a representative of a non-Christian faith to lead assemblies.
I don’t think that word means what they think it means.
The U.K.’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, known as Ofsted, then established new rules requiring the active promotion of “British values” such as tolerance.
The Christian Institute, which is planning a legal challenge to the regulations, said the school was told by Ofsted “to invite a leader from another religion, such as an imam, to lead assemblies.”
Simon Calvert, deputy director of the Christian Institute, said evidence is already emerging “of how the new regulations are requiring Ofsted inspection teams to behave in ways which do not respect the religious ethos of faith schools.”
“The new requirements are infringing the rights of children, parents, teachers, and schools to hold and practice their religious beliefs,” he said.
Opposition also has come from the National Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools, which said it was “appalled” by the demands.
According to a report by John Bingham, religious affairs editor for the London Telegraph, inspectors claimed the school, which was identified only as a “successful Christian school,” was failing to promote “tolerance.”
Bingham said inspectors warned the head that the school would be downgraded from “good” to “adequate” for failing to “actively promote” harmony between different faiths because it had failed to bring in representatives from other religions.
The report said there would be further inspections that could ultimately lead to it being closed.”
I really miss the days when we could all point and laugh at all things Europe. But now it’s kinda’ sad because it’s the same as laughing at ourselves because we’re heading down the same dark path.
How about in the name of diversity we have someone in British government who understands what tolerance is supposed to mean? Would that be diversity?