Homophobic mother slammed for branding school’s LGBT week ‘filth’
A homophobic Facebook post by a mother attacking a school’s LGBT week has sparked anger among fellow parents and students.
Anna Erickson-Hull – whose daughter attends the sixth-form at King Solomon in Redbridge – took to social media to attack the planned LGBT awareness week at the school.
The school has dedicated a week to activities aimed at promoting acceptance and understanding of LGBT issues, reports The Jewish Chronicle.
Students were provided with rainbow flag badges and encouraged to attend school in rainbow-coloured clothing, with a series of events taking place dedicated to raising money raised for HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust.
However, the theme of tolerance is not one Ms Erickson-Hull seems familiar with.
Taking offence at the school’s plans, she took to take Facebook to vent her fury, posting a photo of the school’s custom rainbow flag with a red X mark over it.
“You cannot force this filth on children. It is not lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender week in my house,” she wrote.
“We will be serving the Lord as usual and NOT promoting sin so KS High School, you can keep your abomination badge.”
She went on to quote a passage from Corinthians in the New Testament, which says: “Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
Attempting to explain her post, she added: “Not my opinion. Bible truth.”
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Although her posted garnered some support, Ms Erickson-Hill’s post also received an outpouring of criticism from fellow parents and students at the school.
“If one more child decides that they have the courage to tell their parents about their confusion at their sexuality, job done,” wrote fellow mother Ruth Landsman.
“So pleased that the school has chosen to support LGBT week and promote tolerance and understanding in our own community.”
“It is amazing to see how our students have responded,” added deputy headteacher Sam Walters.
“They have taken such a mature approach to it and have come together in a really admirable way.”