Exclusive: CatholicExclusive: Catholic school ‘urged pupils as young as 11 to sign anti-gay marriage petition’ school ‘urged pupils as young as 11 to sign anti-gay marriage petition’
Students at a Catholic state school in south London have been shown a presentation on religious opposition to the government’s proposal to allow gay couples to marry in civil ceremonies which, it is claimed, encouraged them to sign the Coalition for Marriage’s petition against the move.
Numerous organisations including the British Humanist Association, the National Secular Society and SchoolsOut have indicated to PinkNews.co.uk that this action could be break multiple laws.
A student at St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls in Carshalton voiced concerns to PinkNews.co.uk that pupils from 11 to 18 years of age had been “encouraged” to sign the anti-equality pledge by the school’s headmistress.
April 26, 2012