In a perfect example of why globalists are having a hard time defending their position these days, the United Nations has decided that it’s a violation of the human rights of a child to attend a Christian school.
The paper – a “periodic review” of the state of children’s rights in Great Britain – declares that bringing children to religious schools (particularly Christian ones, apparently) violates their “human rights.” The children should have the right to independently decide not to attend the religious school, despite the parents’ wishes, it claims. Not doing so is also a violation of their “human rights,” namely their “freedom of thought, conscience and religion,” The Telegraph reports.
The report was produced by an 18-person group of “independent experts” of “high moral character” including representatives from bedrocks of human rights – Bahrain, Russia and Egypt.
Critics dubbed the demand “ludicrous” and said the government should responded by “respectfully” putting the report “in the bin.”
It was just one of 150 recommendations about where Britain could be contravening the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child.
The report also calls for the government to outlaw corporal punishment in any form.
A section of the report read: “The Committee is concerned that pupils are required by law to take part in a daily religious worship which is ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’ in publicly funded schools in England and Wales, and that children do not have the right to withdraw from such worship without parental permission before entering the sixth form.”
It added: “The Committee recommends that the State party repeal legal provisions for compulsory attendance at collective worship in publicly funded schools and ensure that children can independently exercise the right to withdraw from religious worship at school.”
Britons called the report “ludicrous” and “mad.”
“The collective act of worship is not an indoctrination exercise. It is recognizing and respecting the Christian heritage of the country and giving people an opportunity to reflect before the beginning of the day,” Parliament Minister David Burrowes told The Telegraph.
The UN should spend more time doing its main job of preventing war and genocide rather than poking its nose in other countries’ classrooms. We can respectfully put those kind of reports in the bin where they belong.”
But not all Britons were laughing at the idiotic recommendations. The British Humanist Association, the UK’s atheist group, thought the recommendations were keen.
Director Pavan Dhaliwal said: “The UK state fails its young people in far too many ways today. Almost uniquely among economically developed countries, it segregates them in schools along religious lines. We are pleased to see the UN agree with us that UK law needs to change.”