Approved by the government of the supplier of the school of writing has been referred to the New South Wales Department of Education after her pastor described the Qur’an as â€œa virusâ€ and said that Islam was â€œculturally incompatible with western Christian valuesâ€.
Keith Piper, the pastor of the Freedom Baptist Church in the suburbs of Sydney Cherrybrook, has uploaded videos on YouTube that call for a ban on Muslim immigration, to describe islam as a â€œcancer [that] we must destroy themâ€ and say that the Qur’an is â€œa virus that infects the brain [of the Muslims]â€.
On Monday, a letter sent to the minister of education by the anti-scripture of the group Fairness in Religion in Schools raised concerns that the church is the writing of teachers have been promoting similar messages in government schools.
Freedom Baptist Church has been a trusted provider of writing, known as special religious education (SRE), since 1998. All government schools must provide SRE if an approved supplier is available. It must be provided for at least 30 minutes per week during the school time, and the government of the state has little control over the subject matter being taught. Parents can withdraw their children present, but children may not receive any of the formal classes, during the ERS period. The volunteers of the non-religious ethics classes as an option in some schools.
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Neither the ministry, nor the Freedom of the Baptist Church to confirm the schools of the church provided the writing classes.
In a video uploaded in April last year, Piper describes the Qur’an as â€œthe enemyâ€ and said that the government schools have been teaching children, â€œsodomyâ€ instead of western values.
â€œThe ungodly, the leftists, the western leaders are afraid to teach the Bible, salvation and Christian values in the schools of the state,â€ he said. â€œInstead, they teach sodomy and how do I become a weirdo.
â€œIslam and the Qur’an-practising, Muslims are culturally incompatible with the west and Christian values … Islamism is a cancer [and] we must destroy the cancer.â€
Piper says that Muslims get married with children â€œif luckyâ€ and a policy of multiculturalism would lead people to become Muslims through the selection and proselytismâ€.
The new south wales director of the Fairness in Religion in Schools, Darrin Morgan, said the authorization of the Freedom of the Baptist Church as a provider was contrary to the policy of the department in the field of multiculturalism and student well-being.
â€œWe are concerned by the provisions in force for SRE … significantly increase this risk by allowing organizations such as the Freedom of the Baptist Church to authorize their own program on which your office has no control or authority,â€ he said in his letter to the education minister, Rob Stokes.
Under the new south wales of the act, the department has limited control over the writing of material. 2015 the ministerial review of SRE described the system as â€œself-regulatedâ€.
Under the Education Act, the writing of the programs of studies only need to be approved by the vendors themselves. Most of the providers of teaching from the common materials developed by their faith group.
Liberty Baptist Church told the Guardian Australia his teaching to the primary students from a program known as the CEP, which is used by 27% of the ERS, suppliers, and half of the Christian suppliers.
Piper said that the church is the scripture teaching only from these approved materials, and did not discuss Islam or homosexuality.
â€œThe scope of these programs is available online and they do not deal with the problems that you face,â€ he said. â€œThe freedom of the Baptist Church, by the Religious Education provider is committed to providing a safe and happy environment in all SRE class taught by our dedicated volunteers.
â€œThey have undertaken the Working With Children screening and have received their … of the clearance of the authorization. They have been formally trained to teach SRE in public schools and are committed to the ongoing training.â€
The 2015 review found isolated examples of bad in the authorized writing of the curriculum. These included negative passages about abortion and the materials of which describes cancer as a â€œconsequence of sinâ€.
The review confirmed that the unauthorized material is sometimes taught, and has called for more transparency around the approval of the SRE providers.
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â€œNor the providers, nor the ministry to monitor compliance systematically, and as such, are non-compliant, the practices and behaviors can and have occurred … the evaluators are aware of a few instances in 2015, where SRE teachers have been found to be the unauthorized use of the materials, either from the religious, the publishers or developed by the individual SRE teacher.â€
No provider had lost their approval, and only a new provider that has applied for approval had been rejected, according to the report.
A spokesman for Stokes confirmed that the letter had been received and will be forwarded to the ministry for review.
Piper confirmed to Guardian Australia he believed that the â€œJudeo-Christian vision of the worldâ€ was not sufficiently taught in the schools, and he supported a ban on Muslim immigration.
â€œThe teachings of the qur’an and islam, are dangerous indeed,â€ he said. â€œI argue against the Safety in Schools program in schools, the content of which promotes the homosexual lifestyle.
â€œI have love for the Muslims who are victims of the ideology of Islam and I am committed to tell them the good news of Jesus Christ.â€
Piper has already said that he was not racist, he only has to attack the qur’an.
â€œI’m anti-book, not race, because a lot of Muslims became Christians, and they return to normal people,â€ he said in April.
But Morgan said that the approval of the Freedom of the Baptist Church demonstrated flaws in the new south wales writing system.
â€œThe minister must cease to appeal to the 19th century, the origins of writing in the public schools of new south wales and to take measures to ensure that this happens in our schools is appropriate, in the new wales of the 21st century, the multicultural society,â€ he said
â€œThe minister is pending approval of the Freedom of the Baptist Church also exposes the idea promoted by the scripture hall the scripture is a “celebration of diversity”.â€
A Ministry of Education spokesperson of the Freedom Baptist Church currently meets the requirements for the teaching of SRE in NSW government schools, as it had scheduled an annual insurance that it was the teaching, the authorization of the curriculum.
â€œThe new south wales Department of Education oversees the content of SRE through the annual assurance process, all approved providers of SRE are to be completed and returned to the department in a specific period of time.
â€œThe ministry has accepted a number of recommendations that will improve transparency and accountability. The changes are designed to ensure that information about providers and their programs are available to inspect online, the improvement of procedures for handling complaints and ensure age-appropriate content.
â€œParents/carers retain the right to notify the school in writing that they do not want their child to attend SRE or secular ethics classes.â€