By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
SPAIN, February 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Spanish families who are resisting their government’s mandatory homosexualist indoctrination program have made a video expressing their defiance.
“Freedom begins with defiance” the video begins. It then includes scenes of adults, teenagers, and children expressing their rejection of the classes, which are being given as a required civics course in the nation’s schools, both public and private.
“We’re not giving in” says one mother. “We’re not going to enter the classes,” say two teenagers. “We’re going to continue fighting … for our freedom and the freedom of all,” say two groups of families.
The video has appeared in the wake of a recent decision by the Spanish Supreme Court, which has not been formally announced yet, but which purportedly confirms that the government may compel students to take the course, which is entitled “Education for Citizenship and Human Rights.”
Although the course is billed as a type of civics instruction, it has been criticized for promoting secularist values strongly opposed to Christianity, including homosexualist ideology.
The course seeks to lead children to make a “critical evaluation of the social and sexual division of labor and racist, xenophobic, sexist, and homophobic social prejudices” and instructs teachers to “revise the student’s attitude towards homosexuality.” It also inculcates students with moral relativism, basing ethical standards on the opinions of society rather than religious teaching or unchanging natural law.
Despite the national Supreme Court’s decision, families and even whole provinces are continuing to defy the government’s attempt to impose the program. The Madrid association, Parents in Action, has recently filed over 130 new objections to Education for Citizenship, which may also be tested in the courts. The province of Andalucia’s Supreme Court of Justice has also recently ruled in favor of conscientious objectors, ignoring the national Supreme Court’s decision.
Freedom Begins with Defiance (in Spanish)