Thursday September 9, 2010

Paraguayan Legislator Seeks to Discourage Publicity for Homosexuality During Prime Time

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

ASUNCIÓN, September 8, 2010 ( – A Paraguayan city council member has drawn the wrath of the homosexualist organization Amnesty International by proposing that discussions of homosexuality be eliminated in the local media during prime time.

In introducing the bill for consideration, Hugo Ramirez of the Municipal Council of Asunción said that “as a father I express my concern over the focus given to the topic without taking into account the time.”

“I propose that notices be sent to the media and other organizations for the purpose of preventing information that involve these people from continuing to receive so much space in the media,” stated Ramirez.

Ramirez’ concerns reflect a growing obsession of the commercial media in many countries with the abnormal sexual behavior of groups that constitute small minorities in society, which are constantly discussed, debated, and portrayed in various ways at all hours of the day.

The Paraguayan chapter of the Amnesty International, a human rights group that has begun to lobby for the homosexual agenda in recent years, has registered a protest against the proposal, claiming that “the right to liberty of expression, the right to not suffer discrimination for motives of sexual orientation, and the right to liberty of the press, are clearly established in international treaties, guaranteed by the Constitution.”

The city council has taken up Ramirez’ proposal for consideration, and is scheduled to make a decision in two weeks.

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