Athens, February 17, 2021
The Greek Ministry of Education has decided to introduce a scandalous new sex education program for all Greek children, from kindergarten through high school, under the guise of the development so-called life skills, according to the Greek Orthodox newspaper Orthodox Truth.
According to the new edition of the paper, the program will discuss various means of sexual satisfaction for young children and how to challenge their parents, and will teach that gender and sexual orientation are fluid, that abortion is a fight against overpopulation and a choice equal to having children, and that the family is no longer the building block of society.
Orthodox Truth notes that children often become psychological and physical victims of sexual violence in those countries where sex education is introduced.
Hierarchs of the Greek Church have repeatedly spoken out against the perverse teachings of such programs. In an epistle read in all parishes of his diocese in January 2017, His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus offered a strong wording that is equally applicable today:
Today Satan again raises his head and boldly threatens destroy everything good, high, moral, spiritual, and Christian, in accord with the Gospel and Patristic Tradition, which was already achieved in the previous period of life and activities of the Orthodox Church. He is trying to seduce man, whose purpose is the subordination of the flesh to the spirit, the spiritualization and deification of man by grace—not conversely the subordination of the spirit to the flesh. It is the subversion of the plan of the Triune God for man. Satan wants man to become a slave to the flesh, to pleasure, to sin, not a spiritual but a material creation, as the irrational animals.
In April of last year, the Romanian Orthodox Church opposed compulsory sex education in schools, calling for parents to be able to retain the right to decide how their child will be educated in such matters.
Earlier this month, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church spoke out against a LGBT propaganda comic book purchased by the Ukrainian state for distribution to children’s libraries.