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Rev Calvin Robinson wins out-of-court settlement after opposing storytelling session by drag queen

by Kelly Valencia
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Rev Calvin Robinson has won an out-of-court settlement, worth £8,000, after being dismissed by the Royal Academy of Dance for expressing his opposition to a 'Drag Queen Story Hour' held for children at a library in south London.

As a GB News presenter, Rev Robinson voiced his concerns about what he perceived as the sexualisation of minors and discussed the matter on his show.  It led to his removal from the institution's education sub-committee, with the chief executive and trustees expressing disapproval of his on-air comments.

Rev Robinson took legal action, supported by the Christian Legal Centre, claiming he was being harassed and discriminated against for his Christian beliefs.  The dance organisation settled last week, before the case reached court.

Commenting on the settlement, he criticised the Academy's stance: "I am pleased that the bullies did not win and that they have learnt you cannot push people out for holding traditional views - Christian views. However, the Royal Academy of Dance has made it clear that they are a radical organisation pushing trans theory, queer theory and critical race theory, all of which are harmful and divisive branches of neo-Marxism."

He also questioned the logic of the organisation's position, saying: "It is sad to see that, on the one hand, they insist on pushing these toxic ideologies upon young people, and on the other hand, call themselves inclusive whilst excluding anyone with traditionally British views.

"Say a man can become a woman and invade women's protected spaces, and you'll be encouraged; say you are against the sexualisation of children, and you'll be fired from their organisation. What does that say about the Royal Academy of Dance? I hope questions are being asked about their Royal charter."

Last week, Rev Robinson was suspended from GB News after supporting fellow presenter Dan Wootton, who had also been taken off air for allowing former actor Laurence Fox to make disparaging and misogynistic comments about a political journalist on air.

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