Friday, May 27, 2011

Brazilian president suspends distribution of 'anti-homophobia kit'

Brazilian president suspends distribution of 'anti-homophobia kit'

The president of Brazil has decided to suspend the distribution of a controversial “anti-homophobia kit” to public school students after protests from evangelical and Catholic congressional representatives.
The kit included a video featuring a 14-year-old boy named Ricardo who “falls in love” with a fellow student when he sees him urinating in the school restroom. The same boy is shown later receiving call from his teacher and telling her he wants to be called “Bianca” now instead of Ricardo.
The video also shows two 13-year-old girls announcing their lesbian relationship to the entire class with the kiss.
The kit was created by the country's Ministry of Education and cost $2 million to produce.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recalled the kit after concluding that a video included in the materials was “inappropriate.”
Gilberto de Carvalho, a official in the Rousseff administration, said the president’s decision did not mean a shift in her pro-homosexual agenda. “This is a consultation process the government is undertaking, as it does in other areas as well, because this is part of the democratic process,” he said.
The administration “has decided that from now on any material that deals with social mores will be created with broader consultation,” Carvalho added.
Family expert Julio Severo said, “Despite the fact that Dilma (Rousseff) suspended the distribution of the gay kit, the federal government’s campaign against ‘homophobia’ will continue as normal in schools, as Carvalho said.”
Severo emphasized that whether or not Rousseff flip-flops on her policies, “Catholic and evangelical leaders should not.”
“We need to unmask and combat the campaigns that, in the name of the struggle against ‘homophobia,’ are combating the Christian majority of Brazil and mothers and fathers who wish to protect their children” from all types of immorality.
Source: EWTN News
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