A state-funded, Jewish school has removed all references to “homosexuality” in its GCSE schoolbooks

The Jewish state school openly admitted that it had done so, saying that it was done to “protect” the students. Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ school in Stamford Hill has admitted to blacking out all references to homosexuality in its schoolbooks. In one such instance, a history book about Nazi persecution now reads: “They persecuted any group that they thought challenged Nazi ideas: [redacted] were a threat to Nazi ideals on traditional family life.” The books also censored instances of women drinking, smoking and even driving with men. A photograph of Fred Astaire dancing with Ginger Rogers was also censored, as was a paragraph on the Supreme Court case Roe v Wade, which made abortion a legal right in the U.S. The practice was uncovered following an investigation by Humanists UK . The charity’s education campaigns manager, Jay Harman said: “It is simply not acceptable for a state-funded school to take such a censorious, homophobic, and misogynistic approach to education. “Nor is it acceptable for such a school to be rated “good”. Once again, the consequences of giving religion free reign over our education system are brought into sharp focus. “Children deserve so much better than this, so we hope […]