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Well known British actor, Sir Ian McKellen, is planning to tour schools across Britain to discuss homosexuality with children.

Well known British actor, Sir Ian McKellen, is planning to tour schools across Britain to discuss homosexuality with children.

Sir Ian, 71, who declared himself to be a homosexual on BBC radio 20 years ago, will be touring schools nationwide on behalf of Stonewall, a homosexual lobby group, throughout October, November and December 2010.

Stonewall reports that he will be giving assemblies, talking to children in classrooms and promoting a homosexual campaign “to tackle homophobic bullying”. The campaign hopes to legitimise homosexuality.

In December 2008, Sir Ian was touring British schools to discuss homosexuality with pupils and said that faith schools are giving children a “second-class” education because they teach that homosexual practice is a sin.  Speaking during a visit to Welling school in Kent, he said:

“It worries me that there is an increasing number of faith schools in this country where it might be thought appropriate for religious views to invade the classroom.

“If that’s happening, those kids are getting a second-class education.”

When asked how religious studies teachers in all schools should explain the stance of Christianity on homosexuality, Sir Ian said they should abandon the teaching of the church.

In 2003, Stonewall suggested to the Labour government that seven per cent of the population was homosexual.  The figures, which were used by the then government to advance “equality” legislation, were proved to be wrong in September 2010.  Based on a sample of 450,000 people, the Office of National Statistic’s (ONS) Integrated Household Survey, reported that only 1.5% of respondents described themselves as homosexual, lesbian or bisexual.

Sir Ian McKellen is a co-founder of Stonewall together with Lisa Power, Matthew Parris (former Conservative politician) and Michael Cashman (Labour politician).

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