Baptist Minister: ‘Most people’ don’t want the history of gay marriage taught to their kids

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A Baptist Minister from Stratford upon Avon has said “most people” don’t want their children to be taught about gay marriage.

Pastor Elisha John, of the Grace Baptist Church, said his congregation had expressed concerns that schools may be made to teach children about the “lifestyle” of same-sex marriage.

He said: “We’re living in a democracy, a free democracy, and imposing their lifestyle on children under the guise of equality is not equality at all.

“What they are saying is that it should be made legal that Christian schools which don’t even receive public money should teach this lifestyle to their children, and that’s the last thing they want to do.

“And not just Christians. Most people don’t want this taught to their children. I have spoken to people in the community and they don’t want this. This lifestyle that’s gay marriage.”

He also complained that the British Government earlier this year banned the teaching of creationism as science in all academies and free schools.

He told the Newham Recorder: “They are saying you can’t teach creationism, you have to say that we all come from monkeys, and the big bang.

“As you know secularism is being pushed, is already being pushed, so these are serious concerns… If you remove the thought of God you’re left with no moral responsibility.”