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World Congress of Families Decries Brazilian President's Call to Criminalize Opposition to Homosexuality

Contact: Don Feder, 508-405-1337, 513-515-3685 cell, media@worldcongress.org  


MEDIA ADVISORY, June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Responding to Brazilian President Luiz Lula's description of opposition to homosexuality as "perhaps the most perverse disease impregnated in the human head," World Congress of Families Global Coordinator Larry Jacobs said the comment is "so inane as to leave one breathless."


"Lula has gone further than any other head of state to align himself with the most radical elements of the international homosexual movement," Jacobs observed. "Now he's saying that opposition to perversion is worse than racism, anti-Semitism or the totalitarian impulse."


Lula's comments came at the First National Conference of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals" in Brasilia, on June 5.


Besides labeling opposition to the radical homosexual agenda a mental disorder, Lula called for the criminalization of said dissent. The Brazilian President assured the audience that he is "going to do all that is possible so that the criminalization of homophobia and the civil union may be approved."


Jacobs observed, "This has always been the ultimate goal of the international homosexual movement: to make opposition to homosexuality a crime -- to suppress free speech and criminalize dissent."


Jacobs called Lula's pronouncement "a direct assault on religion and the family," which, he promised, "pro-family forces around the world will resist."


World Congress of Families recently garnered the support of 110 pro-family leaders from 23 countries for a petition in support of Romania's pending move to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.


For more information on World Congress of Families, go to www.worldcongress.org.  To schedule an interview with Larry Jacobs, contact Don Feder at (508) 405-1337.