Brazilian president moves to protect schoolkids from LGBT gender ideology by Martin M. Barillas for Life Site News
GNN Note – hmmm… A politician that cares about the health and well being of its citizens!! Where have I heard of this before?!? Oh yeah…
BRASILIA, September 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has announced that his administration is preparing legislation to prohibit the spreading of gender ideology in the South American republic’s public primary schools.
President Bolsonaro announced on Twitter that he instructed the Brazilian Ministry of Education to draft a bill to protect minors in school from the gender ideology sweeping much of the world. He tweeted on September 3 that Brazil’s attorney general had declared which section of government has competence to decide on the future of the controversial ideology in schools. “The Attorney General declared who is responsible for legislating on gender ideology, since it is a federal competence. I directed the Ministry of Education, with a view toward the full protection of children, to prepare a draft law that prohibits gender ideology in elementary schools,” he wrote on Twitter.
Bolsonaro assumed office on January 1 of this year and has thus accomplished one of his campaign promises. An October 2017 public opinion survey had revealed that nine out of ten Brazilians reject gender ideology in schools. The current president is riding a wave of populism and support from conservative Christians, even among the poorest, according to the Financial Times. Bolsonaro once declared, “I’m homophobic, with pride.”
In December 2018, shortly before taking office, Bolsonaro said he wants the army to assume control over some public schools, despite criticism from teacher unions. In the poorest areas of Brazil’s major metropolitan areas, gangs armed with military weapons have engaged in open firefights with police and military. Criminal gangs seek to control whole sectors of poverty-stricken neighborhoods, where they distribute narcotics and engage in violent extortion.
Teachers have complained about violent assaults by students while also complaining about poor pay. Bolsonaro tweeted in 2018 about his prospective presidency: “One of the goals to get Brazil out of the worst positions in international education rankings is to combat the Marxist rubbish that has spread in educational institutions.”