Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has defended new anti-paedophile legal guidelines together with a ban on establishments selling transgenderism and homosexuality to under-18s, insisting that choices about such schooling are up to dad and mom.
Critics of the Hungarian laws and mainstream media shops, together with the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), have in contrast it to the infamous Russian laws “for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values” handed in 2013 — the so-called “gay propaganda law”.
Orbán, nevertheless, insists that “education in schools must not be in conflict with the will of parents; it must at most be supplementary, its form and content must be clearly defined and it must be subject to parental consent,” and that “parents also rightly expect that on platforms used by our children, pornography, sexuality for its own sake, homosexuality and gender reassignment programs should not be available.”
He was clear, nevertheless, that “in Hungary, no one has a say in how adults live their lives” and that “a free adult should not have to give an account of his life in front of any secular authority — only before God when the time comes.”
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Consequently, he confused, the brand new legal guidelines don’t apply “to the lives and sexual practices of adults over 18, nor to what they are exposed to as an adult in the public realm”.
“The current left-wing campaign against Hungary is further proof that today, the left is the enemy of freedom, because instead of freedom of speech, they want political correctness as defined by them, and hegemony of opinion instead of a pluralism of ideas,” Orbán stated, insisting that the brand new legislation “does not conflict with any lofty ideals or European laws… [it] simply states clearly that only parents can decide on the sexual education of their children.”
Prime Minister Orbán made his case in his tenth Samizdat message — communiques named for the clandestine press which operated underneath the previous communist regime, protested by the Hungarian when he was a youthful man, which his national-conservative authorities launched to get round the truth that, in his view, “European mainstream media exclude, neglect and ban thoughts which are not compatible with the world view they relay day in day out.”
Returning to that theme in his message defending the brand new legal guidelines, Orbán stated: “Let’s face it, this movement is eternal, and its new slogan is no longer ‘Proletarians of the world, unite!’ but ‘Liberals of the world, unite!’ This, of course, reinforces the Central European conviction that today’s liberals are in fact communists with degrees.”
Elsewhere, Hungarian authorities spokesman Zoltán Kovács has underlined the truth that restrictions on LGBT content material geared toward youngsters will not be the first goal of the laws, however toughening up the legislation with respect to paedophiles, for instance by making the penal code “stricter in the case of sexual offenders, with penalties increasing and no statute of limitation for the most serious crimes”.
The legislation additionally creates a searchable photographic register of kid predators and bans them from a lot of jobs the place they could come into contact with youngsters.
While critics haven’t been ready to convey themselves to oppose these anti-paedophile measures, they’ve complained that they’ve been bundled along with the brand new guidelines on LGBT content material, with the director of Amnesty International in Hungary, David Vig, alleging that it “appears to be a deliberate attempt by the Hungarian government to conflate paedophilia with LGBTI people”.
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