The Central European nation of Poland could soon pass a law that will outlaw sexual education, and the consequent push for LGBTQ groups to ‘educate’ children about sexual orientation, for children under 15 years of age.
According to Polish weekly newsmagazine Wprost, the new bill — known as the “Stop Pedophilia” law — aims to send sex educators to prison for up to five years.
Anna Blus, a researcher with Amnesty International, described the legislation as “outrageous” and “extremely vague and broad…This bill will put young people at risk,” Blus told DW on Wednesday. “It could have disastrous effects.”
Newly elected PiS lawmaker Marcin Ociepa claimed fears that educators may end up behind bars are just an “overinterpretation of the bill,” and said he said he saw nothing bad about the legislation, wrote DW.
“This only says that it is not allowed to encourage a person younger than 15 … to have sex or to conduct other sexual activities,” Ociepa told private radio TOK FM, reported DW.
The purpose of the legislation is to “criminalize the promotion of underage sexual activity” suggesting that sexual education teachers “groom and familiarize children with homosexuality,” according to LGBTQ Nation, writes National File.
Supporters of the legislation wrote in a statement that “The organizations and activists most involved in the promotion of sexual ‘education’ in our country are the LGBT lobby.”
“In Western Europe, members of these movements involved in implementing sex education in schools were convicted of pedophilia,” the document added.
LGBT activist Ola Kaczorek told Reuters: “This would make impossible for us as educators to come into schools and teach kids about humans, about what makes us us, and what’s gender identity or sexual orientation,” reported National File.
“Usually school is not a friendly environment for non-heterosexual kids, but now it will be even harder,” Kaczorek added.