Labour MP: Anti-LGBT par­ents are right

Daily Mail - - News - By Claire Duf­fin

A LABOUR MP has been re­ported to the chief whip af­ter telling Mus­lim par­ents protest­ing against LGBTin­clu­sion lessons that they’re ‘right’.

Roger God­siff told cam­paign­ers they had a ‘just cause’ and pledged to con­tinue fight­ing their cor­ner.

His com­ments sparked a back­lash from within his own party. Shadow Ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary An­gela Rayner said Mr God­siff’s views were ‘dis­crim­i­na­tory and ir­re­spon­si­ble’ and did not rep­re­sent Labour. She re­ported his com­ments to chief whip Nick Brown while a pe­ti­tion call­ing on his Hall Green con­stituency to de­s­e­lect him had at­tracted more than 2,100 sig­na­tures last night.

For weeks, mainly Mus­lim pro­test­ers have been demon­strat­ing out­side An­der­ton Park Pri­mary School in Birm­ing­ham. Par­ents have been keep­ing their chil­dren out of lessons, say­ing they were ‘ too young’ to learn about LGBT re­la­tion­ships and that the teach­ings con­tra­dicted Is­lam.

Mr God­siff’s com­ments came dur­ing a pro­test­ers’ meet­ing. He told them: ‘ I be­lieve in telling it as I see it, I am not just some­body who is a mouth­piece. I will con­tinue to work to try and bring this dis­pute to an end... I will con­tinue to fight your cor­ner.’

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