The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 2 February which urged the EU Commission to require all 28 EU Member States to recognise each other’s adoption certificates automatically. While claiming to be about helping parents and children, hidden in the text are dangerous aims to oblige all Member States to de facto recognise same-sex adoptions, even if illegal in their own country. Continue reading
Slovakia, which holds the rotating EU Council Presidency until the end of 2016 continues to promote the radical gender ideology of the ‘Istanbul Convention’ despite strong statements by the Slovak bishops, warning of the dangers to children of this extremist document which seeks to deny the fundamentals of human nature. Continue reading
In its recent photography exhibition, Portrait of Britain, displayed throughout the UK high streets, the British Journal of Photography featured a beautiful portrait of Beth Costerton, photographed for ‘This Is Me’, an exhibition of 50 portraits of children who have Down’s syndrome. This is a welcome development at a time when children with Down syndrome are at risk of extinction.
The nationwide exhibition on digital screens in railway stations, shopping centres, high streets and bus stops around the UK was based on a call for photographs that celebrate the UK’s unique heritage and diversity. Of nearly 4000 entries, the British Journal of Photography selected the portraits that capture the diversity of British people. The inclusion of the picture by photographer Andrew Shaylor of a girl with Down syndrome, Beth Costerton, sends a clear signal that such persons are equal members of British society. Continue reading
The Green Group is organising a very queer gathering in the European Parliament on 17 November (full programme below). Using a term that was long considered as belittling of homosexuals, Green Vice President of Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek, invites her MEP colleagues to attend an event dubbed “Queer People Unite”. Continue reading
The International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education (OIDEL) will present its Worldwide Report 2016 on Freedom of Education in Brussels on Wednesday 9 November. OIDEL is an NGO specialised in the right to education and freedom of education. It has consultative status with ECOSOC, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. Continue reading
As radical homosexualist militants ramp up their campaign to redefine marriage in Cyprus, they want to eliminate the Church of Cyprus from the public debate. In line with the tactics of the Lesbian-Gay Bullying Totalitarian (LGBT) lobby worldwide, they are seeking to use so-called ‘hate-speech’ laws to silence the Church and prevent its bishops and priests from telling Cypriots the truth about the dangers of homosexual activity. Continue reading
As we reported in one of our previous posts, the Committee for Social Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rejected on 22 September the contoversial resolution drafted by Belgian MP Petra De Sutter, which would have opened a way for the legalization of surrogacy. However, one part of Mr? De Sutter’s draft, a recommandation to the Committee of Ministers of the organisation consider the desirability and feasibility of “drawing up European guidelines to safeguard children’s rights in relation to surrogacy arrangements”, survived this defeat, and was thus put to a vote in the PACE’s plenary session today. Readers of our website will be delighted to learn that this remnant has now also been defeated. The outcome of the vote was 83 against 77 votes, with 7 abstentions. Continue reading