Dutch Leader Says Hungary ‘Must Leave’ EU, Vows to Bring Hungary ‘To Its Knees’ Over LGBTQ in Schools by Andrea Morris for CBN News
GNN Note – And you thought this was about celebrating a lifestyle you didn’t agree with. They want it all, they want your children. Praise God for people like President Orban and the country of Hungary for fighting back on massive scale. /END
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Hungary “must leave” the European Union (EU) or reverse a new bill banning content that advocates LGBTQ for anyone under 18-years-old.
Earlier this month, Hungary’s parliament passed legislation forbidding all educational materials and programs for children that promoted homosexuality and gender reassignment.
Viktor Orban, the Hungarian prime minister, said the measure was about “defending the rights of the kids and the parents,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
Even though the EU cannot force a country to leave, taking a “step by step” approach could produce the intended effect, Rutte told reporters. “My goal is to bring Hungary to its knees on this issue,” he said.
“They must realise that they are either part of the European Union and this community of values, which means that in Hungary…no one can be discriminated against and (everyone) can feel free on grounds of sexuality, skin colour, gender whatever.”
Another edition of the #EUCO is behind us. The summit started yesterday with a strong discussion of Hungary’s anti-LGBTI law, which goes against everything we stand for in the European Union: freedom, equality and tolerance.
— Mark Rutte (@MinPres) June 25, 2021
While attending an EU summit in Brussels last week, Orban firmly supported the new provision.
“The law is about to decide what kind of way parents would like to sexually educate their kids, [with that right] exclusively belonging to the parents.”
Judit Varga, Hungary’s minister for Justice, responded to Rutte, accusing him of blackmail. “Hungary doesn’t want to leave the EU,” Varga tweeted. “On the contrary, we want to save it from hypocrites.”