Stop this divisive nonsense

The August recess is nearly over at County Hall, and member panels are busy with appeals from parents whose applications for home to school transport have been refused.

But one dilemma sticks in my mind. Children who attend their local Baptist Church, and have been accepted into an Anglican secondary school, are being refused transport assistance.

Their forms have been duly signed by the head of their local church, the Pastor. But because the school demonination is not the same as that of the Church, their application doesn’t fit KCC’s policy.

I’m sure I’m over simplifying it, but what do Baptists and Anglicans have in common? I thought they both practised Christianity – both worshipped Christ? Failing that, tell me where the Baptist secondary schools are in Kent?

Oh – there aren’t any? Then change the policy and stop this divisive nonsense.

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