School slammed for gay slur

A school in Stockholm with a Christian profile has received a rap on the knuckles from school authorities for teaching children that homosexuality is sinful.

The Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket) directed its criticism at the privately run Andreas Gymnasium School following a news item broadcast by SVT during the summer.

Having heard the headmaster say that homosexual activity was sinful, the youth wing of RFSL – the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights – reported the school to the education agency.

Following an inspection, the agency ruled that the head teacher’s comments on homosexuality were incompatible with the anti-discrimination policy laid down in the national curriculum.

The agency has given the school until November 30th to show what measures it has taken to rectify the situation.