News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Wikimedia Commons
World News

Colombian bishops back u-turn on pro-homosexuality lessons

The proposals, which were contained in a booklet entitled 'Non-Hegemonic Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities in Schools', prompted large nationwide protests last week.

Welcoming an announcement by President Juan Manuel Santos (pictured above) that the document would not be introduced, the Colombian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) was quoted by the Catholic News Agency as saying it "received with satisfaction the announcement of the National Government and the Department of Education that they will not promote or implement gender ideology in the country."

Wikimedia Commons

The document was developed under an agreement between the Colombian government, Unicef, the United Nations Population Fund, and the United Nations Development Program.

A statement from the Colombian government's education department said the material "was published on the United Nations web pages in order to be discussed, without authorization from the department, as was noted in the public statement of that organization.

"That document will not be authorized."

According to the Catholic News Agency, the CCCB said demonstrations staged across the country in opposition to the proposals were "an exercise by the parents of their right to be assisted in educating their children in accordance with their convictions and values."

The Catholic leaders also discouraged discrimination on the grounds of "race, sex, sexual orientation, national or family origin, language, religion or political opinion".

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email