"According to Victorino Mayoral, a Socialist lawmaker... involved in crafting the course, [says] students will receive a mix of ethics, civics and study of human rights. "[T]he course will cover issues ranging from domestic violence to dangerous driving...But the course will also deal with issues like gender, sexuality and the family, and the church is up in arms.
"Catholic bishops say the new course usurps the family's freedom to shape a child's morality and will impart values that in some instances diverge radically from [Christianity]. The [bishops have] called on parents to protest the new syllabus by any legitimate means, and several bishops have called for a boycott."
In an open letter to his parishioners in July, Cardinal Antonio Cañizares, archbishop Read More...
"According to Ferrin, being raised by homosexuals would not allow the children the right to the proper environment to which they were entitled.
“It is understood that (a parent’s) drug addiction, child abuse, prostitution, belonging to a satanic sect or heterosexual affair would negatively affect the children and serve as a reason for a change of custody,” he said. “Well, it’s the same with homosexuality.”
"[Ferrin] who heard the case at a court in the eastern region of Murcia, also said the woman could keep custody of the children if she found another male partner.
"In his ruling, Ferrin criticized recent national laws against domestic violence and in favour of gay marriage, as well as legislation liberalising child custody. He claimed that the laws were “a mistake by the parliament controlled by the ruling party” in reference to the governing Socialists."
[Ferrin] in a separate case...faces a probe Read More...
"We must never allow freedom of religion to be hijacked and used as a pretext to discriminate against gay and lesbian teenagers in schools."
Stephen Desmond, Thames Valley University
From This is London: Academics are calling for teachers to be banned from promoting marriage in the classroom.
They say homosexuality must be given equal status to stop the spread of "bigoted" attitudes in schools and university campuses.
Current Government guidance on sex education says children must be taught "the importance of marriage for family life".
Teachers are also permitted to voice their opposition to homosexuality if it
Gene Robinson, the openly homosexual Episcopal bishop, recently testified before the New Hampshire Senate promoting homosexual civil unions. Robinson had the audacity to declare that homosexual civil unions do not impact families or religion. From Newsday
"What we seek in the civil realm is the equal treatment by the state government in supporting this development of our relationship with the legal, financial and societal underpinnings which are afforded married couples at the very moment they say 'I do,"' he said.
"Robinson suggested families would flourish under civil unions.