- 15 Dec
- Written by Custom Made Badges
A mother who spoke out against her daughter’s school imposing LGBT recognition week on its students has drawn the total push of liberal criticism, even being named ‘extreme’. The students at King Solomon Secondary School were presented rainbow badges to put on, and were told to wear rainbow coloured outfits.
Anna Erickson-Hull took to Facebook to speak out when her daughter Lily arrived home from sixth form college donning one.
Anna published on the social networking site: “You can't drive this filth on young children…It is not lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender week in my home we will be serving our god as usual and NOT endorsing sin therefore KS High School, you can keep your abomination badge,” following up her remark by quoting 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - “do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived…”
In the comments she went on to explain: “It seems that all children from ages 11+ received one of these [badges] and informed if they don't put it on they will have to sit detention after school.”
The school’s deputy head, Sam Walters, alluded to the government’s principles on “British values” during his support of the LGBT week, telling “As a school, we have a duty to prepare our college students for life in modern-day Britain.”
However he refuted the statement that students will face detention if they didn’t put them on.
As well as wearing the badges and rainbow clothes, the kids were encouraged to celebrate “freedom”, “equality”, “pride” and “rights”.
The woman's post obtained numerous likes, but also instantly drawn in fierce criticism. Anna defended her view within the comments, adding: “Not my opinion. Bible truth”.
Andrea Williams, ceo of Christian Concern, said:
“We must wake up and realize how blatantly the LGBT agenda is being enforced on students inside schools. It is promoted as tolerance, but this event stresses exactly how intolerant it is actually. Youngsters are being urged not only to accept but to celebrate sexual behaviour that is contrary to biblical teaching. How's that consistent with freedom of religion?
“Christian parents have to get in touch with their kids’s schools to see where they stand on these complaints.”
However the post was rapidly seized upon by the media, who conveyed Anna as a Christian extremist while praising Facebook users along with other parents at the school for berating her.
The Daily Mail accused her of ‘liking’ “extreme Christian groups on Facebook such as ‘Abolish Human Abortion’, ‘The Bible is against homosexuality’ and ‘I love Jesus Christ’.”
The latter page, which has been liked by more than four million people, endorses a Christian focus for Xmas and tips for satisfied marriages.
The newspaper additionally lauded fellow mother Ruth Landsman, who made a comment on the post “If an additional child decides they have the bravery to tell their parents about their confusion at their sexuality, job done.
“So happy that the school has decided to support LGBT week and promote tolerance and understanding in our very own neighborhood.”
In the meantime Anna continues to be mobbed on Facebook as she defends Christianity and Jesus. On a recent post in which she commented simply “Gonna wear my ?#?teamJesus badge today… feel free to join me. 1 Peter 2 v 12,” Facebook users have instead mocked and insulted her.
Harriet Louise Connor wrote: “Which Jesus are you supporting? Jesus David Torres, aka Dahvie Vanity, lead singer of scene band Blood on the Dance Floor?”
Christopher James commented “Hey, I know Jesus! He works at the tortilla factory with me-he’s brilliant!!!”
Ashley Feijoo said simply: “I hope you get shot.” On a later post she added: “Go kill yourself, go home to him faster.”
Commenting on her original post about the school’s LGBT week, Walters said: “We haven’t talked to the parent however everybody has come together in a mature, knowledgeable and admirable way.
“As a neighborhood made up of different backrounds, religions and sexual orientations they came together and stood their ground and shared their opinions.”