‘Equality camp’ for kids seeks recruits

The Government’s ‘equality’ watchdog is recruiting 14 and 15-year-olds for its second annual summer camp.

The camp, called Our Space, will consist of a few days in the Lake District with outdoor activities and “modules to discuss diversity, equality and rights”.

The camp is being organised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the body which recently funded a leading homosexual lobby group to write a guide for employers on how to deal with religious workers.

The same watchdog gave an atheist group £35,000 last year which was used to fund another set of guidance which told employers that evangelism in the workplace was “highly likely” to be unlawful.

Earlier this year EHRC leader Trevor Phillips said he regretted appointing the Commission’s sole evangelical Christian because it had upset homosexual and atheist campaigners.

The Our Space camp was attended last year by Dakota Blue Richards, the young star of The Golden Compass film adapted from the novel by campaigning atheist Phillip Pullman.

It has also emerged that an atheist camp for children aged eight to 17 will take place in Somerset in late July, with the backing of prominent atheists Richard Dawkins and A. C. Grayling.

The camp will include lessons on rational scepticism and moral philosophy, as well as traditional outdoor activities. The sing-song will reportedly include John Lennon’s Imagine, which contains the lyrics: “Imagine there’s no heaven/ It’s easy if you try”.

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