A protest by Muslim parents against a gay man looking after their children at a Kindergarten has led to a public debate in the liberal capital city.
The parents of preschool children in the northern district of Reinickendorf threatened to gather names for a petition against the kindergarten when they found out that one of the nursery teachers was gay, Tagesspiegel reported on Wednesday.
At first the protest led the young man to request to be transferred to another kindergarten. But the management of the preschool put their foot down and gave the parents the choice: either accept that a gay man would look after their children, or put their kids into a different preschool.
According to Tagesspiegel, the parents had a problem with the fact that the young man was in physical contact with their children and would take them to the toilet.
“For some of them, a gay man is automatically a paedophile,” the nursery teacher in question told Tagesspiegel. [The Local] Read more