Christian mother complains to education secretary over school’s LGBT lessons

Pride event primary school Izzy Montague

A Christian parent has reportedly complained to the education secretary over a south London primary school’s LGBT+ inclusive education.

Izoduwa Montague, also known as Izzy Montague, has formally complained to Damian Hinds over the running of Heavers Farm Primary School in Croydon, which she claimed was responsible for the “systematic proselytism of its young and vulnerable pupils,” reported The Sunday Times on March 24.

Montague, who has reportedly since removed her son from the school, previously criticised Heavers Farm primary for holding an LGBT+ Pride event in June.

Parent formally complains to education secretary over LGBT education in primary school

The mother also claims her family has been victimised and is demanding a five-figure amount in compensation from the governing body at the school, according to The Sunday Times.

“We have to make sure parents are back in control of what happens to their children in the school system,” she told The Sunday Times.

“I don’t think we wave them goodbye at the school gates and say ‘do what you like with them’.”

Montague, who is a client of conservative organisation Christian Concern, claimed that her son was forced to take part in an event in June that “that goes against our Christian beliefs.”

“There were some objections but they were outweighed by support.”

—Susan Papas, headteacher of Heavers Farm Primary School

In November, the school’s headteacher Susan Papas defended the event, telling the Guardian: “At the end of the year we decided to do something on anti-homophobia as part of Pride month, taking the idea that people and families can be different but everyone can be proud.

“There were some objections but they were outweighed by support.”

Christian mother says being gay is a “choice”

Montague recently appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, when she claimed homosexuality is a “choice.”

The mother was speaking out following protests against LGBT+ inclusive education at a primary school in Birmingham.

Protests at Birmingham school over LGBT-inclusive education

Protests at Birmingham school over LGBT-inclusive education. (alum rock community group/Facebook)

Speaking on the programme on March 21, Montague said: “Of course I believe it’s a choice. I made a choice on what I think is right or wrong. I don’t remember ever thinking, ‘Am I gay or am I straight?’

“Even if I was gay, I personally believe I would, based on my belief, think a heterosexual relationship is the right course of action for me.

“No one has forced you to be in a gay relationship. It’s a decision you made… it’s a preference.”

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