Faith Schools Free to Preach Against Homosexuality
Oh fucking hell. The Guardian writes:
[Sir Alasdair] Macdonald said: "What we're trying to do, and I accept it's difficult, is find a balance between young people having an entitlement to knowledge, facts, information but where schools, particularly schools with a particular faith interest or other disposition, also have a right to put that in context of their particular institution. "
Think about that — a balance between young people having an entitlement to knowledge, and an institution's particular faith interests. This is just so irresponsible.
Berlin Rejects Religious Lessons
That was fairly close...
BBC News writes:
A referendum in Germany has failed to give children a choice between classes in secular ethics or religion. ... Opponents said that any changes to the curriculum would be divisive.
Sanity is preserved.
Referendum Pits Ethics against Religion
What a beautifully irony-laced headline from Spiegel Online International.
From the article:
Since 2006, ethics has been a compulsory subject for all high school students in Germany's capital city, while religion is an optional course. The "Pro Reli" campaign wants to change those rules so that pupils would have to choose between ethics and a faith-based religion class. Those classes would be strictly divided along religious lines, with Protestants, Catholics and Muslims being taught separately.
I actually can't believe this. It's like a piece of science fiction.
Step 1: Pick any British politician from any party.
Step 2: Listen to them talk.
Step 3: Think to yourself: Would I buy a car from them?
Step 4: Ask yourself why we're happy with them having the positions of maximal responsibility.