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Guatemalan bishops decry sex-education legislation

February 23, 2016

The bishops of Guatemala have issued a statement strongly criticizing a sex-education bill under consideration in the nation’s legislature.

The bill proposes a “totally erroneous” view of the human person that reduces sexuality to “genitality,” the bishops said, and “exposes youth to serious physical, psychological, moral, and spiritual risks.”

Criticizing the state for intruding on a domain that is the responsibility of parents, the bishops also decried the bill’s promotion of the “ideology of gender.”

Guatemala, a nation of 15.8 million, is 80% Catholic.

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