A band of Brussels-based leftist lobby organisations, including ILGA, IPPF and the European Women’s Lobby, have issued an open letter attacking German EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger ahead of his Hearing in the European Parliament tomorrow Monday 9 January aimed at confirming him in his new function as head of Human Resources at the European Commission.
Members of Parliament’s Committee on Budgets, its Committee on Budgetary Control, and its Committee on Legal Affairs will hold an exchange of views with Mr Oettinger. This follows the decision of the Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to transfer the portfolio for Budget and Human Resources to him, following the departure from the Commission of Kristalina Georgieva.
The open letter has been signed by some of the most extremist organisations involved in lobbying the EU institutions in Brussels, ones that are usually involved in promoting the killing of unborn children, the destruction of marriage, or the sexualisation of children. Not surprisingly, the Lesbian-Gay Bullying Totalitarian (LGBT) activists at ILGA, accuse Mr Oettinger of making “racist, sexist and homophobic remarks on several occasions in the past most recently at a speech he gave in an official capacity in Hamburg on 26 October”.
Mr Oettinger’s speech on that occasion, at a private event which was secretly recorded, certainly included a number of ‘jokes’ which were ill-advised. However, he subsequently issued an apology for his off-colour remarks, which do not make him ‘racist, sexist and homophobic’. His true transgression was to have dared to make light of a topic taken as deadly serious by the humourless homo-bullies at ILGA, namely same-sex “marriage”.
It is to be hoped that the three EP committees involved in this hearing will treat Mr Oettinger fairly and focus on determining whether he has the competence to undertake these important tasks at the European Commission at this crucial time for the EU. It is also to be hoped that the MEPs involved will not give in to the totalitarian tactics of some of Europe’s most extremist organisations who once again are seeking to silence any opinions that dissent from their radical ideology.