The party believes the programme will, among other things, encourage the acceptance and exploration of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities among children aged 5 to 10 at schools. The party also believes the programme will be concentrated on sexually grooming children.
Priests, schoolchildren and church members, led by party president Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, on Saturday marched to the Department of Basic Education in the city to demand the scrapping and removal of the programme from all schools.
Police were there to keep an eye on the marchers, who demanded that the department not import sexual behaviour programmes from UN agencies that would “corrupt and poison” the minds of children.
The marchers in their hundreds convened at the intersection of Kgosi Mampuru II and Madiba streets for the march. They sang gospel songs.