Suspended GB Information presenter Reverend Calvin Robinson who was sacked from the Royal Academy of Dance for opposing a drag queen storytelling session for youngsters wins £8,000 out-of-court settlement
Suspended GB Information TV presenter Reverend Calvin Robinson has gained an out-of-court settlement from the Royal Academy of Dance after he was sacked from a senior function for opposing a drag queen storytelling session for youngsters.
Mr Robinson, 37, was awarded £8,000 after the RAD eliminated him from its schooling sub-committee for protesting in opposition to what he believed to be the sexualisation of minors.
It got here after he attended a rally organised by conservative group Turning Level UK in opposition to the present, starring drag queen That Woman, being held at a pub in South London earlier this yr. The protest become a violent conflict with LGBT activists.
Mr Robinson reported on the protest on his Calvin’s Frequent Sense Campaign on GB Information.
Tim Arthur, chief government of the academy, and trustees, wrote to inform Robinson he was being thrown off the committee including: ‘We can’t condone the best way wherein you may have chosen to precise your views’.
Reverend Calvin Robinson gained an out-of-court settlement from Royal Academy of Dance after he opposed a drag queen storytelling session for youngsters
Former instructor Mr Robinson, a deacon within the Free Church of England, took authorized motion, supported by the Christian Authorized Centre, claiming harassment and discrimination on the grounds of his Christian beliefs. The RAD settled final week earlier than the case reached court docket.
Final night time, he advised The Mail on Sunday: ‘I’m happy that the bullies didn’t win and that they’ve learnt you can’t push folks out for holding conventional views – Christian views.
‘It’s unhappy to see that, on the one hand, they insist on pushing these poisonous ideologies upon younger folks, and then again name themselves inclusive whereas excluding anybody with historically British views.
‘Say a person can develop into a girl and invade girls’s protected areas and you will be inspired. Say you’re in opposition to the sexualisation of kids and you will be fired from their organisation.’
A counter protest organised by Stand As much as Racism in London in help of drag queen story hour
Andrea Williams, chief government of the Christian Authorized Centre, stated: ‘This is a crucial win for Calvin. It’s a loss to the RAD now not to have Calvin on their board.’
Robinson is now embroiled in one other free speech row. He was suspended by the channel final week after publicly supporting fellow broadcaster Dan Wootton, who has been taken off air in a row about misogynistic feedback made throughout a broadcast by former actor Laurence Fox.
In the meantime, the landlady of the pub on the centre of the drag row has left her job. Charlotte Grant, 42, stated her departure from the Honor Oak in Lewisham, run by the Laine Brew Co, was ‘very a lot not amicable’.
However she vowed to hold on holding her ‘healthful’ drag queen storytelling occasions at different venues.