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Church Society has come out in defence of a vicar in the Church of England who likened the Government's planned LGBT education in schools to "child grooming".
The Rev Peter Hughes, rector of St Alban's, Wickersley, in South Yorkshire, is being investigated by the Church of England school where he is governor over the comments.
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Writing in the parish magazine, Rev Hughes said the Government's relationships and sex education (RSE) programme was "nothing but state-sponsored child abuse".
"The culture war is hotting up," he wrote in extracts published by The Mirror.
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"Christian parents need to wake up to the danger posed by cultural Marxists directly targeting their children with LGBTI ideology.
"Christians should love those who self-identify as LGBTI along with all our neighbours, but this cannot mean that we are obliged to celebrate LGBTI ideology and lifestyles and promote them to our children."
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From 2020, relationships education is to become mandatory for all primary school children, and relationships and sex education for secondary school children in England.
Rev Hughes said that the RSE lessons would result in the "sexual indoctrination" of young people.
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"This sexual indoctrination of young people prepares them for early sexual experimentation, normalises it and, in so doing, opens the doors for sexual predators," he said.
The letter was written in response to protests that have been held outside Birmingham schools by Muslim parents concerned about LGBT awareness lessons.
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