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German right-wing party wants to ban ‘gay’ schoolbooks and TV

German right-wing party wants to ban ‘gay’ schoolbooks and TV

Jörg Meuthen, the party's vice speaker, is seen as their most likely candidate for next year's state election.

German politicians want to ban ‘gay’ people from schoolbooks, TV and radio.

In a Russian-style ‘gay propaganda’ ban, the Baden-Württemberg chapter of Germany’s leading Eurosceptic party Alternative für Deutschland (AFD) is set to vote on the proposals this weekend (24-25 October).

It is said the party wants to push LGBTI issues and people to the ‘fringe of society’.

The program reportedly states the AFD, who deem publicly funded media to be ‘forced into line’ to publicize a ‘steered democracy’, want to ‘influence’ public TV channels to advertise ‘the positive and rewarding characteristics of a mother-father-child-relationship’, according to the Schwaebische Zeitung.

It also demands schoolbooks ‘relativizing the [classic] family’ or depicting ‘socially hardly relevant constellations’ – ie LGBTI families as well as single people – should be banned from state schools.

Under the current government, led by the Green Party, Baden-Württemberg is set to be changing its sexual education classes to be more inclusive and teach children about LGBTI issues. This is something the AFD wants to stop in its tracks.

In July, the party already passed a notion demanding a Russian inspired ban on LGBTI ‘propaganda’, saying they ‘ strictly rejects any and all governmental propaganda – in schools, mass media or the public space – for certain sexual orientations or behaviors.’

In the current proposal, the AFD also state the female quota, as well as equality officers, would be abolished completely, while childless people would be forced to pay higher social insurance rates.

Alterations are likely, according to the Schwaebische Zeitung, but the overall tone and direction are set to remain.

Recent polls suggest the AFD could make it into the Landtag, the state’s legislative assembly, as they’re predicted to get 8% of votes.