Maureen Griffith has dedicated her life to helping others.
She’s been a nurse in London for most of her career and recently became a school administrator at the recommendation of her church.
All she wanted to do was improve the lives of the children she worked with.
But that meant nothing to the school board when she raised concerns about a new “LGBT” focused curriculum.
At the age of 74, Maureen Griffith brought a substantial amount of life experience to the table as a school administrator, or “governor,” as the position is known in England.
She worked hard to bring excellence to her students’ lives through curriculum, leadership, and careful direction. She knew that the children under her care were impressionable, so she did whatever she could to protect their minds.
That’s why she raised questions when she saw her coworkers proposing a new “LGBT” focused curriculum for use throughout her school. The curriculum would emphasize a “pride month” as well as push literature that glorified sinful lifestyles.
At a school-wide Curriculum and Standards meeting, Griffith noted that “the introduction of LGBT books and Pride month into the school had not been mentioned before at any previous meetings.”
School board members were trying to push for approval of this literature and education methods, but Griffith stopped them in their tracks.
“I said that parents had not been consulted,” Griffith said, “and that there would be parents with children from religious backgrounds who would object and not want their children to have this form of sex education. I urged them to consider those families.”
Rather than promoting discussion, however, Griffith’s words sparked anger in the meeting. One of her colleagues left the room without responding to her questions, and another immediately accused her of “homophobia.”
“As a parent myself, I would not have wanted my sons to be reading LGBT books or to be involved in an LGBT Pride month,” Griffith said. Her questions about the curriculum stemmed from her concern for the students in her school and the desires of their parents.
Because of Griffith’s Christian faith, though, other members of the school board accused her of prejudice and called her peaceful comments “offensive to members of staff.”
Eleven days after the meeting, Griffith received a stern letter from the school board. The letter informed her that she had been suspended from her position as school governor and would soon be investigated for her “breach of conduct.”
All Griffith had done was try to advocate for a point of view that differed from the homosexual agenda!
“It is my job to notice things that others do not,” Griffith said, defending her questions. “In meetings where someone may want to push something through, I scrutinise, and this leads to discussion, debate and finding consensus on the right way to move forward.”
For those who want to push sinful lifestyles, open discussion and debate aren’t an option. They simply pressure those who disagree with them until the motion goes through.
“When they told me I had been ‘homophobic’ for scrutinising the introduction of LGBT Pride Month, I had to go home and look up what it meant,” Griffith added.
“I couldn’t believe it. But now with this LGBT agenda, not just in schools, but across society, there is no debate, no questioning and there is only a one-way democracy.”
The Christian Legal Centre (CLC), a legal organization that fights for Christians throughout the United Kingdom, chose to support Griffith and asked the school to reconsider Griffith’s suspension. The CLC argued that the school board’s actions were unjust.
A CLC representative said, “What has taken place at this school is a microcosm of what is happening across our society and sends a clear message to teachers, governors and students: if you oppose the LGBT agenda you will be silenced and punished.”
“No one is exempt,” the representative added, “not even a kind, caring and compassionate woman in her 70’s who has dedicated her whole life to caring for others and… improving her community.”
The school promised a “speedy conclusion” to the situation, but Griffith has received no word since then. She may not be allowed to resume her post as administrator after standing up for truth.
Despite the school board’s shocking and unfair actions, Griffith isn’t angry. She has stayed focused on her faith in Christ and is determined to trust His will in the outcome of this situation.
“My faith in Jesus is very important to me in good and bad times—it is my be all and end all,” she explained. “I can do nothing without His help, and he makes my burden lighter.”
Pray that Griffith can resume work soon and continue to be a light to her school!