NewsMon Jul 17, 2006 - 12:15 pm EST
Dutch Court Approves Pedophile Political Party
By Hilary White
AMSTERDAM, July 17, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A court at The Hague has refused to outlaw the proposed political party that supports legalized pedophilia and child pornography. The BBC reports that the Brotherly Love, Freedom and Diversity Party (PNVD) has received the nod from Judge HFM Hofhuis who said the group has the same right to exist as any other political party.
In late May, observers around the world were stunned by the announcement that a group of self-professed pedophiles in the Netherlands was seeking to form a political party. The announcement spurred outrage with a poll showing that 82 per cent wanted the government to do something to stop the new party, while 67 per cent said promoting pedophilia should be illegal.
The party, which has only three known members, seeks to lower the age of sexual consent from 16 to 12. They want to legalize child pornography and sex with animals. They argue that prohibitions only make children “curious” and seek to overturn all sexual taboos that are left in Dutch society.
The Associated Press news agency reports that Judge Hofhuis wrote in the ruling, “Freedom of expression…including the freedom to set up a political party can be seen as the basis for a democratic society.”
“It is the right of the voter to judge the appeal of political parties,” he said.
The Netherlands has pioneered the legalization of abortion and euthanasia for adults and infants, prostitution, ‘soft’ recreational drugs and was the first country to institute homosexual “marriage.”
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