European Parliament Passes Lunacek Report
But Resistance to EU Attempts to Impose Homosexual Political Agenda is Growing
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The Lunacek Report, which requires EU member states to adopt and enforce the homosexual movement’s political agenda and “gender” ideology, was passed yesterday afternoon in the European Parliament, despite widespread opposition across the continent.
The so-called “Roadmap for LGBTI Rights” was accepted by a margin of 394 votes in favor, 176 against and 72 abstentions.
The report against 'homophobia' and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity has been criticised as a dangerous erosion of the concept of universal human rights, replacing it with a divisive concept of “special group rights.”
By applying rights to only to one group of persons while at the same time denying those same rights to others, the Lunacek report “is destroying the fundamental equality of our justice system,” said Luca Volonte, chairman of the Rome-based Dignitatis Humanae Institute.
European Dignity Watch, a Brussels-based think tank, says most European citizens do not want to be told by politicians how to live, what to think and how to educate their children.
The organisation notes that in the face of widespread opposition, “a certain lifestyle, which is and will remain that of a tiny minority, will enjoy special protection in every respect.”
“This puts freedom of speech, of conscience, of religion, and parental rights themselves at great risk,” the think tank said.
The report calls on states to “register and investigate hate crimes” against people with same-sex attraction, and adopt criminal legislation “prohibiting incitement to hatred on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.” Critics point out that the European Parliament turns a blind eye to hate crimes against those opposed to the homosexual movement’s agenda.
Nirj Deva MEP, President of the International Committee on Human Dignity, said the Lunacek report is the “latest example of overzealous europhiles seeking to impose their personal social doctrine upon all member-states.”
The British politician said “the rights of British people, whether they are gay, straight or otherwise are sufficiently safeguarded by British law.”
“We have neither need nor desire for the EU to divide our society and people into separate tiers of rights and privileges,” he said.
But despite the result of yesterday’s vote, a sea change in public opinion is occurring, according to European Dignity Watch.
“Until very recently texts, proposals, reports, and laws passed the European Parliament in an atmosphere of self-righteousness, with MEPs confident of knowing that citizens are far away—too far for them to hold any of them accountable for what they do and how they vote, especially in the areas of gender identity and sexual orientation,” it said.
“But the tide is turning. The massive mobilisation across Europe in opposition to a (non-legislative) proposal like the Lunacek Report demonstrates that citizens have learned their lesson and are demanding that MEPs be what they are supposed to be: their representatives.”
“The new reality” is that from now on, initiatives such as the Lunacek Report “will have an ever harder time getting through without massive resistance from citizens, and without causing deep divisions in the European Parliament and among political groups,” it added.
“The time of unaccountable special interest politics—in which some MEPs promote their narrow personal interests rather than the common good—are over,” it said.