Resolution on Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the most dangerous drafted document in the history of the Council of Europe. Created immediately after World War II, the Council of Europe has the major responsibility nationwide implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). 47 countries in Europe are part of the Council of Europe. The supreme authority on the interpretation of Convention is the European Court of Human Rights. Sexual orientation discrimination is not a criterion set out in the Convention. But for several years the radical forces of the left seem obsessed with promoting this criterion within the Council of Europe, as they have done this in other ways on other occasions. For example, in 2007 the EC adopted a totally radical and anti-religious freedom resolution which requires Member States to prohibit the teaching of creationism in schools. Fortunately, however, the resolutions adopted by the EC are not binding on member countries, but are used by radical groups to put pressure on national governments to adjust national legislation in relation to these resolutions. Even worse, they are sometimes considered by the ECHR in formulating its decisions.
Resolution on sexual orientation is dangerous in several ways. Doctor in Law, Peter Costea, from the Alliance of Families of Romania presents the following dangers that this resolution brings:
- It requires the Member States to adopt national legislation that would eliminate any kind of discrimination based on sexual orientation. This objective undermines the freedom of association, religion, word, and parental rights.
- It requires the Member States to adjust the education system in promoting the children the concept that homosexuality is normal, and a lifestyle free from physical threat or emotional trauma – a proven falsehood.
- It requires the Member States to adopt national laws which prohibit any negative references against homosexuality, gays, trans-sexuals and any person who promotes a sexual identity different from that acquired at birth.
- It requires the Member States to facilitate, even from public funds, the change of the biological sex of the individuals when they require it, and issue of new official documents of persons who change their sex (birth certificates, driving licenses, passports, marriage certificates, etc.).
- Fighting “homophobia” by legislative and education action addressed to the public and young people.
- The granting of political asylum both to people who are “persecuted” because of sexual orientation and to their life partners.
- Elimination of sexual harassment on sexual orientation.
- Liberalization of the legal framework for gay pride marches.
- Banning public marches or demonstrations critical of homosexuality.
- Mutual recognition of homosexual marriages and civil unions in Member States and legalizing homosexual marriages in all Member States.
As you can imagine, the adoption of such radical ideas will have consequences as radical and harmful to society, family, marriage, values and our collective rights. Countries that have already enacted some of these ideas, such as Canada, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Holland, became veritable tyrants restricting religious freedom, speech, association, rights of parents to have their children’s education, etc. In some cases, even priests and pastors were arrested and fined in Sweden or Canada that they have spoken against homosexuality.
It is extremely important that this resolution is not adopted. For this we should contact the members of the delegation of our country and express our individual position and also as organizations, associations, churches, religious denominations. To contact and to ask them to vote against these resolutions. Here the nominal composition of the delegation of Moldova to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly:
- Ana Gutu – Head of the delegation, PL
- Serafim Urechean – OMA
- Stela Jantuan – PD
- Vitalie Nagacevschi – PLDM
- Valeriu Ghiletchi – PLDM
Translated by Felicia Rotaru