Brendan O’Neill, editor of the online magazine Spiked, has commented on the British Humanist Association’s (BHA) agenda-driven intolerance towards faith schools in light of its recent “Free Admissions” campaign.
The campaign seeks to prevent faith schools from admitting potential students on the basis of religious belief.
Commenting on the true agenda behind the BHA’s campaign, Brendan O’Neill said in a piece for the Telegraph:
“The great irony here is that humanists often bang on about how faith schools infect their pupils with intolerant attitudes, yet they themselves exhibit extraordinary intolerance towards schools with a religious ethos.
“No amount of PC-sounding lingo about trying to prevent ‘social segregation’ or seeking to ‘bring all children together’ can disguise the fact that the war on faith schools is fundamentally a war on institutions that have the temerity to hold and teach different values to those preached by your average Guardian-reading, liberal atheist.
“Finding the beliefs promoted by these institutions weird and morally repulsive, anti-human humanists want the institutions shut down, or their beliefs watered down so much that they disappear into a mulch of state-enforced celebrations of all faiths as equally valid. It is the height of illiberalism to call upon the state and its agents to harry and hector those whose beliefs we don’t like.”