Top official of the Catholic Church in Czechia rails against a convention guaranteeing women's human rights

6. 10. 2018 / Jan Čulík

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Former Czech Education Minister and currently "Chaplain of His Holiness",  Monsignor Petr Piťha has voiced the resistance of the Czech Catholic Church against the Istanbul Convention, which is trying to guarantee women's rights. Piťha sharply criticised The Istanbul Convention in his sermon in the Prague cathedral, accusing it of "destroying the institution of the family".

Piťha is one of the most senior officials of the Catholic Church in the Czech Republic. In his sermon in the Prague cathedral, he warned that "your families will be torn apart, your children will be imprisoned, your children themselves will be deciding about what is their sex. For your disagreement you will be deported to concentration camps. Homosexuals will rule supreme over you. All animals will be above you, because they will not be suffering under such subjugation as you will be."

"Freedom either exists, or it does not and then it is non-freedom," he said. "We are now supposed to succumb to the pressures of a powerful pressure group of gender activists and homosexualists and to make non-freedom law. Your families will be torn apart and destroyed. This will happen whenever you will say to your children that a man and a woman are not identical. They will take away your children and will hide from you where they have put them, where they are imprisoning them. A false accusation will be enough for this. It will no longer be allowed to determine the sex of your new-born children by looking at their crotch. The child himself or herself will be deciding what its sex is. This is why you will be forced to bring up your children as sexless beings and you will not even be allowed to give them names. Whenever you express disagreement, you will be deported into corrective and educational labour camps of a genocidal nature. Homosexuals will be proclaimed to be a superior ruling class. You will become a part of an inferior auxiliary class and you will be forced to work according to the orders of powerful elites which will be determining what can and what cannot be said in public. You will be made subordinate to all animals who multiply by means of sexual intercourse because no laws will be imposed on cats, frogs or insects."

Monsignor Petr Piťha's speech in Czech:

What is the Istanbul Convention?

This is a 2011 European Convention whose aim it is to create an environment of zero tolerance of violence against women. The text of the Convention is HERE.   The Istanbul Convention demands preventative action and accessible help for victims of violence. It defines gender-based violence as an infringement of human rights and as discrimination of women. Only Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia have refused to sign the Istanbul Convention.

Seven Czech churches have demanded that the Czech Republic does not sign the Istanbul Convention:

Czech extreme right wing activists, nativists and nationalists are also protesting strongly against the Istanbul Convention which is trying to protect women's human rights.

Sources in Czech HERE  HERE  



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