SÃO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, August 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The city council of São José dos Campos (Saint Joseph of the Fields) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, has passed an ordinance imposing a fine equivalent to 620 USD on anyone distributing materials designed to induce children to become homosexuals, according to Brazilian media sources.
The measure is meant to prevent the federal government from reintroducing a controversial “anti-homophobia” program that was withdrawn by the administration of President Dilma Rousseff in May, following protests against its sexually explicit content by Evangelicals and Catholics in the national congress.
The program, called “Schools Without Homophobia,” is currently being revised and is expected to be reintroduced soon. Although President Dilma has expressed her intention to remove objectionable videos that sought to justify the homosexual lifestyle in a graphic manner, opponents of the program remain doubtful.
José Luis Nunes, a regional coordinator of the Catholic Church’s national Fraternity Campaign, expressed his support for the measure, telling the UOL press agency that “the MEC (Ministry of Education) shouldn’t impose this type of situation on people.”
“The issue wasn’t even internally resolved (in the MEC). This material, in my opinion, is totally prejudicial and inopportune for society,” he added.
Proponents of homosexualist sex education claimed the bill, which now passes to the city’s mayor for his approval, is “homophobic” and “unconstitutional.”