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Gay Teacher Forced To Resign Following Complaints From Religious UK Parents

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A gay assistant head teacher says he has been forced to resign after complaints from religious parents relating to his sexuality.

Andrew Moffat claimed Muslim and Christian parents objected to him teaching their children because they didn’t want pupils learning that homosexuality was ‘ok’.

The well-respected teacher – and author of the book Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools – resigned in December and will leave Birmingham’s Chilwell Croft Academy this month.

However, in a further twist, it has emerged that fellow tutors fear Mr Moffat could have been the victim of plot to replace non-Muslim teachers with more hardline educators.

There are concerns the matter could be linked with a part of a ‘Trojan Horse’ plan for extremists to infiltrate and run schools in Birmingham, the Daily Mail reports.

A controversial letter has been circulating in the area making claims of the ‘Trojan Horse’ plot, but its authenticity is unclear.

Meanwhile, Mr Moffat said about his departure: ‘In my work I have met with some challenging views from different sections of the community.

‘Some Christian and some Muslim parents have told me they don’t want their children learning that it’s OK to be gay.’

Mr Moffat has written articles and books on homophobia in schools, which recommend how to teach children tolerance.

In the five years he has been at the school, Mr Moffat has trained other teachers how to prevent homophobic bullying.

He added: ‘I came out at school in an assembly after a group of 11-year-olds held up a poster they made headed “Gay is good”.

‘It seemed like the right time to let the children know they knew a gay person.

‘Following me coming out, some parents from different communities complained to the school, but I maintain that my decision was the right one at that time.’

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