THERE HAS BEEN criticism of UKIP over the last 24 hours after it emerged leaflets being handed out at the party’s conference said teaching LGBT issues in primary schools is a type of “sexual grooming” of children.
According to Buzzfeed, the leaflets were created by a group called Christian Soldiers in UKIP which has been described by that party in the past as “authorised but not official”.
UKIP previously distanced itself from a newsletter the group published which referred to gay people as “sodomites”.
In this latest leaflet, their target is the Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools (CHIPS) programme which aims to tackle homophobic bullying in schools.
The text of the leaflet, which has been widely circulated on social media, claims the CHIPS programme is “indoctrinating children to confuse their gender identity”.
It goes on to say:
What the LGBT is achieving, of course, is a recruitment drive. As such people cannot reproroduce their own kind, they must recruit fresh ‘blood’ and this is best done among children in schools, the younger the better. The Government, through Gove and Morgan, has given them carte blanches.
UKIP candidate Winston McKenzie told the Mirror that he thought the leaflet was “all wrong”.
“We don’t need a recruitment drive for homosexuals. It’s not a Ukip leaflet. I don’t want to get involved in this kind of thing.”