Christian school assistant, 43, is fired after placing a petition against transgender problems being taught online in her son's primary school
- Kristie Higgs, 43, was fired at Farmor's School in Fairford, Gloucestershire
- She placed online protests against transsexual education in the primary part of her son
- An email complaint accused her of posting & # 39; homophobic and biased opinions & # 39;
- She worked in high school for six years with an impeccable record of service
A school dismissed a Christian member of staff after placing online protests against transsexual education in the primary part of her son.
Kristie Higgs, 43, was a pastoral assistant at an academy in Gloucestershire, but a disciplinary panel decided there that she had used language that humiliated her gay, lesbian and transgender students.
The mother of the two, who had worked with an intact state in high school for six years, placed objections on her personal Facebook page for the use of two children's books in her son & # 39; s Church of England primary.
Kristie Higgs, 43, was a pastoral assistant at an academy in Gloucestershire. She had worked in high school for six years with an impeccable record of service
She also invited her Facebook followers to sign a petition against compulsory sex education in primary schools, which will be introduced next year.
The resignation of Mrs. Higgs from Farmor's School, in Fairford, Gloucestershire, came after a single anonymous e-mail complaint that accused her of posting homophobic and biased opinions.
A disciplinary panel found that she had been guilty of gross misconduct because there was & # 39; potential & # 39; was to damage the reputation of the school, although the panel admitted & # 39; there was no factual evidence & # 39; that this had happened.
Mrs. Higgs said that her Christian views on sex education were shared by hundreds of thousands of & # 39; parents.
& # 39; Once the investigation started, I was repeatedly told: & # 39; This has nothing to do with your religion & # 39 ;. That was clearly a legal tactic and of course it has everything to do with my religion. "She must present her case to an employment court.
Primary school, attended by Mrs. Higgs' son, drew her disapproval when she & # 39; No Outsiders & # 39; learned about sexual minorities. The same program has caused a fight between schools and Muslim parents in Birmingham.
Primary school, attended by Mrs. Higgs' son, drew her disapproval when she & # 39; No Outsiders & # 39; learned about sexual minorities
Books given to the children contain stories about a boy who wants to wear a dress and a red piece of chalk that discovers that it is really blue.
Mrs. Higgs had said on her Facebook page: “They brainwash our children! We say again, this is a cruel form of totalitarianism aimed at suppressing Christianity. & # 39;
A disciplinary panel said that Mrs. Higgs had used language that & # 39; offensive & # 39; could be.
It also found that her messages had offended the complainant.
The Christian Legal Center, which supports Mrs Higgs' case, said: & # 39; This is all about a Christian's freedom to have biblical views. & # 39;