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World Congress of Families Slams European Parliament for Resolution Condemning Poland

Contact: Larry Jacobs, 815-964-5819, 513-515-3685 cell, larry@worldcongress.org; Don Feder, 508-405-1337; both with World Congress of Families


MEDIA ADVISORY, April 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Reacting to a resolution passed yesterday by the European Parliament – condemning Poland for "homophobia" – World Congress of Families International Secretary Allan Carlson charged, "The European Union is engaging in Soviet-style mind-control."


World Congress of Families IV – the largest international pro-family conference – will convene in Warsaw exactly two weeks from today (May 11-13).


The resolution – which passed by a vote of 325 to 124 (with 150 abstentions) – was in response to legislation proposed by Polish Education Minister Roman Giertych to prevent teachers from indoctrinating children on the gay lifestyle. Giertych explained, "One must limit homosexual propaganda so that children won't have an improper view of the family."


During the debate on the resolution, members of the European Parliament described Poland's defense of the traditional family as "repulsive" and "hateful." These "diatribes ... must stop" said MEP Rour Martine. "These are not Europe's values," Martine insisted.


Carlson countered: "The normalization of homosexuality is a value of Europe's elite. The 'values' of a majority of the European Parliament are one reason Europe has the lowest birthrates in the world. If it had a self-preservation instinct, the EP would be promoting the natural family, instead of castigating Poland for its defense of family values."


Carlson continued: "What remarkable arrogance. These Parliamentarians want to force the Poles to allow the sexual indoctrination of Polish children. They want to force Catholic Poland to embrace the worldview of the Amsterdam red light district."


"Given what passes for education on the subject in the United States – one-sided pleading for a particular point of view, with dissent brutally suppressed – the Poles are wise to consider this legislation."


The World Congress of Families is proud to hold its fourth Congress among the brave people of Poland, who've maintained their traditions of faith, family and freedom in the face of incredible adversity.


"In the 20th century, the Poles fought and beat the Nazis and communists," Carlson observed. "I doubt they'll have much difficulty standing up to the new totalitarians within the European Union."


For more information on World Congress of Families IV (Warsaw, May 11-13) go to www.worldcongress.org.


To schedule an interview with Allan Carlson, contact Larry Jacobs at 1-800-461-3113 or 815-964-5819.


The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, and leaders that seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society.  The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson, president of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.  To date, there have been three World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999) and Mexico City (2004). WCF IV will be in Warsaw, Poland, May 11-13, 2007.


The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society located in Rockford, Illinois is an independent, non-profit research and education center that strives to be the leading source of fresh ideas and new strategies for affirmation and defense of the natural family, both nationally and globally.  The Howard Center is also the organizer of the World Congress of Families project which unites people of goodwill who recognize that the family is the fundamental unit of society and coordinates the efforts of pro-family groups from more than 60 countries worldwide.