Words: Steve Brown
Labour MP Roger Godsiff says five-year-old children are ‘too young’ to learn about same-sex parents.
Godsiff – who represents the Birmingham area for the Labour party – has weighed in into the ongoing debate about whether primary school children should be taught about same-sex parents in schools.
A number of schools in the Birmingham area have faced multiple protests by parents outside after they learnt the schools were teaching LGBTQ-inclusive lessons.
And now, Godsiff has outrageously claimed that primary school children are too young to learn about same-sex parents.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, he said: “Having looked at what has been presented to me and hearing what the headteacher said, I was concerned about some of the things that came out [of those discussions].
“I have seen the cover of some of the books… I understand why parents have concerns.
“I have concerns about the age appropriateness of children of four and five being introduced to these ideas.
“As a parent wrote, some are just out of nappies. I think it is more appropriate at age seven, or six.
“I would question the age appropriateness of making children as young as four aware of [LGBT+ people].”