Christian Voice Ireland, a group of Christian church leaders from both the North and South of Ireland, is calling for the resignation of Minister of Education, Norma Foley over her handling of the SPHE curriculum.
On Tuesday 26th of September, Christian Voice Ireland hosted a second Parents’ Information Evening at the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin 8. The event was a follow-up to the highly successful one that was held on Tuesday 26th of July; between both events we have attracted over 2,000 attendees.
The purpose of the event was to inform and equip parents who are concerned about the SPHE curriculum, which will teach Junior Cycle students that “gender identity” is “a person’s felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex registered at birth”.
The event featured speakers from various backgrounds and perspectives, including Senator Sharon Keoghan, Ben Scallan from Gript Media, Pastor Tunde Oke of the Redeemed Church of God Ireland, Pastor John Ahern of All Nations Church, and Tereza Clulow who brought a mother’s perspective. They addressed the legal, political, educational, and spiritual aspects of this issue and offered practical solutions for parents who want to act.
Christian Voice Ireland believes that the SPHE curriculum is not based on scientific evidence or moral principles, but on the agenda of activist groups and governmental bodies that seek to undermine parental rights, religious freedom, and natural law. Christian Voice Ireland also believes that the SPHE curriculum endangers the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of our children by exposing them to confusing and harmful messages about their identity, sexuality, and relationships, without proper consultation or consent from parents or guardians. It is also discriminatory towards many people of faith by teaching a view of sexuality and gender that is not in line with their most sacred beliefs. Consequently, many no longer view the Irish education system as a neutral or safe place for their children.
Christian Voice Ireland has repeatedly requested a meeting with Minister of Education Norma Foley to express our concerns and seek dialogue on this matter. However, Minister Foley has refused to engage with us and has ignored our concerns. She has shown disrespect and intolerance for the deeply held beliefs of Christians who uphold the biblical view of human dignity and sexuality.
Therefore, Christian Voice Ireland is calling for the resignation of Minister Foley over her failure to fulfil her duty as Minister of Education. We call on her to step down from her position and request that a new Minister is appointed who will respect our Constitutional rights as parents, our values as Christians and of the wider faith community. Christian Voice Ireland is not alone in this call. We have received support from various organisations and individuals who share our vision and mission. We are also planning to organise more events and actions both regionally and nationally to raise awareness and mobilise support for this cause.
Lastly, we are aware that some media outlets have portrayed us as a fringe group or a hate group that opposes diversity and inclusion. We reject these labels and accusations as false and misleading. Diversity does not mean conformity. A healthy democracy should allow for diverse views, beliefs and debate. We are not against diversity and inclusion, but we are against deception and indoctrination. We are not hateful or intolerant, but we are loving and concerned. We are not fringe or extremist, but we are mainstream and reasonable. We represent the voice of many parents who share our views but are afraid to speak out for fear of being silenced or vilified.
We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about us and our movement to visit our website or contact us directly. We are open to dialogue and debate with anyone who respects our rights, values, and children.
We invite all media outlets who are interested in covering this story to contact us at email@example.com or visit our website at www.christianvoice.ie for more information