Tuesday, 30 April 2013
A Sign Of Things To Come...
Teachers in England are no longer allowed to state what they believe to be true. Robert Haye was sacked because he told his pupils that homosexual activity is a sin. This was confirmed by the High Court.
Not only was Mr. Haye sacked, but he was banned from teaching anywhere in the country. That decision was upheld by Michael Gove.
Now, where does that leave Catholic schools? In theory, because all teachers in Catholic schools sign a contract to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church, all Catholic schools in England & Wales should expect to find themselves with a shortage of teachers, no?
On a more serious note, this case has serious implications for all teachers who subscribe to a religious belief - if that belief is contrary to the government's agenda. All that is needed is for a group of students to ask an "awkward" question (and students love to push boundaries) and that teacher can be sacked on the basis of their answer.
Watch this space.