Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Lithuanian bishops warn: EU treaty could promote homosexuality, transgender ideology

Catholic World News - May 13, 2013

In a statement released May 9, the bishops of Lithuania urged the government not to sign a European treaty, the convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

While lauding the goals of combating violence against women and domestic violence, the bishops noted that Article 4 of the treaty would introduce “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as categories in Lithuanian anti-discrimination law.

Article 12, which obliges nations to “promote changes in the social and cultural patterns of behavior of women and men with a view to eradicating prejudices, customs, traditions and all other practices which are based on the idea of the inferiority of women or on stereotyped roles for women and men,” could cause Lithuanian cultural and religious traditions to be viewed as a threat to women, the bishops noted.

The bishops also expressed concern that Article 14, which mandates instruction in “non-stereotyped gender roles … in formal curricula and at all levels of education,” could pave the way for the promotion of homosexuality and “transsexualism” in Lithuanian schools.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,914 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,086.48
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - 6 hours ago
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - 7 hours ago