Disinfo: The European Parliament attacks Christian values in Romania

Summary

Paragraph “O” of the European Parliament resolution is based on a lie about the 3.5 million Romanians who voted for a normal marriage and family in October 2018: “discrimination and violence against LGBTI people has taken multiple forms, with recent examples including homophobic statements in the campaign for a referendum on narrowing down the definition of family in Romania”.

Christians and their values are always marginalized in European Parliament resolutions. Such resolutions are initiated by  “sexual minorities”, abortionists, anti-Christians, and political elite which is entirely alienated from reality.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory advancing a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western values. 

The European Parliament resolution of 18 December 2019 on public discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people, including LGBTI free zones, is not directed against Romania or Christian families. The European Parliament has expressed concern about the spread of homophobic statements and hate speech against national minorities in several states:

O. whereas discrimination and violence against LGBTI people has taken multiple forms, with recent examples including homophobic statements in the campaign for a referendum on narrowing down the definition of family in Romania, attacks on LGBTI social centres in several Member States such as Hungary and Slovenia, homophobic statements and hate speech targeting LGBTI people, as recently observed in Estonia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Hungary and Poland, in particular in the context of elections.

See here a similar case, claiming that Italy is being punished by the EU Commission for supporting traditional values.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Romania
  • Keywords: European Parliament, Western values, LGBT
  • Outlet: Sputnik.md (RO)
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