We utterly condemn the personal attacks made on Councillor Pamela Kearns both at the Public Meeting on Tuesday 26 November and subsequently on Social Media. The plan to make significant changes to our Sex Education curriculum is an emotive topic, but that is no excuse for verbally abusing those with whom we may disagree. Councillor Kearns has clarified on social media that the point she was intending to make was that babies “explore their bodies”.
that the vast majority of people in this country want what is best for
children. The question of exactly what that is in relation to Sex Education is
a divisive one, and resolution and compromise will not be possible unless
people can speak freely without fear of being condemned or vilified.
Public discourse on this issue is badly needed and will not be encouraged by the personal abuse received by those who speak freely. Attempts to silence or intimidate anyone expressing their view on this topic are reprehensible and should be roundly condemned by all parties.
Let Kids Be Kids