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German party calls for Russian inspired ban on ‘gay propaganda’

German party calls for Russian inspired ban on ‘gay propaganda’

Marc Jongen, the faction's deputy spokesperson, co-wrote the motion demanding equality laws be scrapped.

A German right-wing party has demanded for LGBTI ‘propaganda’ to be banned.

The national conservative Alternative für Deutschland’s (Alternative for Germany, AfD) Baden-Wuerttemberg faction unanimously decided on a ‘gender motion’ during their faction conference last weekend.

‘The Alternative for Germany strictly rejects any and all governmental propaganda – in schools, mass media or the public space – for certain sexual orientations or behaviors,’ the motion reads.

‘Exempt is the promotion of the classic family.’

The document is a milder-worded version of a motion proposed in April, in which party members also spoke out against abortion and birth control.

‘The Alternative for Germany considers the political-bureaucratic and legal promotion, or rather the active mass media advertising for birth control, abortion and homosexual behavior to be contradictory to the Germans’ vital interests,’ the April version read.

Rainer Rösl, who is credited as the July motion’s author together with the faction’s deputy spokesperson Dr Marc Jongen, is a co-founder of the Pforzheimer Kreis (Pforzheim Circle), a workgroup for Christian party members.

In an open letter to Andreas Stoch, Baden-Wuerttemberg’s minister for cultural affairs, Rösl said: ‘I perceive the publicly funded media’s daily reports on footballers’ homo-confessions, night café broadcasts, lesbian- and transgender stories and so on as intolerable brainwashing, which I feel terrorized by.’

In the new motion, the party also rejects gender mainstreaming – on the basis of it poisoning the social climate in Germany by discriminating against men – and demands the closure of all diversity offices as well as the abolition of at least three equality laws – including the anti-discrimination law.