Kiev, April 5, 2018
Several thousands of people gathered together earlier today in a peaceful rally in the capital city of Ukraine, taking a stand against gay propaganda.
The protestors gathered in front of the presidential administration building, bearing posters with the slogans, “Stop the homo-dictatorship,” “Hands off our children,” and “School is no place for sexual experimentation,” among others, reports gcshelp.org.
In particular, the speakers were outraged that the petition “On the Prohibition of Homosexual Propaganda” had been removed from the president’s website, although it had already gained about 23,000 of the 25,000 necessary signatures at the times of its removal. The president’s administration explained that the petition was removed at the request of Ombudsman Oksana Philipishina, who believed it contained signs of incitement to discrimination.
However, believers have expressed the opinion that the petition was removed to hide the true attitude of Ukrainians.
According to The Union of Orthodox Journalists, the petition called for the president to correct some points in the action plan for implementing the national strategy for human rights for the period up to 2020. The defenders of traditional values drew attention to the fact that according to the strategy children should be taught that the gay lifestyle is normal, the media will actively employ gay propaganda, civil partnership for gay couples will be legalized, transgender people will be able to adopt children, and that prostitutes, homosexuals, and addicts will have the right to be blood donors.