On January 23, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a landmark ruling on LGBTQI propaganda aimed at minors: Lithuania was condemned for restricting the distribution of an LGBTQI children’s book, amid applause from the multinational gender doctrine firm ILGA. An unacceptable abuse of power and violence against a Christian state and people guilty of not wanting to conform to the ‘woke’ ideology.
In 2013, a Lithuanian publishing house published a lesbian “author,” and the book contained six traditional short stories featuring mostly characters from minority groups (immigrants, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQI community). Two of these stories included love stories and a same-sex marriage to enhance children’s reading experience. None of the new ‘discriminated’ minorities, according to the narrative of secularized and ‘liberal’ globalism, were excluded from the text. Several associations defending the family and so-called traditional and Christian values felt that the book might encourage homosexuality among children. The Lithuanian state concluded that the stories in question “encourage a conception of marriage and family foundation different from that enshrined in the Constitution and Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania.” As a result, the country has recommended that copies be marked with a warning advising against reading to children under 14. The visibly contrite author denounced everything she could: discrimination of LGBT representations and her own sexual orientation (Article 14 of the Convention) and also the violation of her freedom of expression (Article 10 of the Convention). The Court did not rule on the basis of discrimination because it found that the restrictions imposed by the Lithuanian state were aimed at the content of the book and not the author.
Some judges, however, fortunately in the minority, believe that Article 14 should protect not only LGBT people, but also pro-LGBTQI views as such. Instead, it was on the ground of freedom of expression that the judges condemned Lithuania. According to Article 10 of the Convention, this freedom may be restricted by law only if it pursues a legitimate purpose. Lithuanian law provides for the possibility of “preventing children from accessing content that depicts homosexual relationships as equivalent to heterosexual relationships.” The Court decided that this law does not pursue a legitimate purpose. Pandora’s box was opened. With this ruling the court created a “common moral standard” for all European countries, and we are now at the advent of a judicial “wokeism” that no longer has any limits. Finally, and to wipe out any future challenges, the judges argued that the effects of restricting the publication of this LGBT book for minors would be incompatible “with the notion of equality, pluralism and tolerance that are inseparable from a democratic society.”
This is yet another ruling that substantiates the ‘conflicts of interest’ of abortion and LGBTI lobbies and large foundations linked mainly to Geroge Soros and the Court’s judges, fears repeatedly denounced and revealed by several research studies of the Strasbourg Study Center led by Gregor Puppinck. It is only worth mentioning that Lithuania does not recognize LGBTI couples and, after several rejections, a proposal for their legalization has been lying in Parliament for years. Not only that, but the latest survey of the country’s citizens found that well over 70 percent are absolutely opposed to any form of recognition of LGBTI unions and ‘gender’ ideology.