The Romanian Orthodox Church considers the new bill on education on the agenda of the Bucharest Parliament to be very harmful, as schools must educate students to accept sexual diversity. According to the Church’s declaration, a common position on this subject was formulated with other Roman sects.
They warned the Romanian Ministry of Education that education should remain free from ideology.
The position cited by the Transylvanian news portal Maszol also states that teaching state-recognized religions does not mean teaching an ideology, because “the Christian religion is the basis of European human culture and should be interpreted as such in schools”.
According to the Orthodox Church, the “gender theory” that presents the so-called “psychosomatic perversion” of gender transitions as natural is not a science, but an artificial construct, called an ideological-cultural construct, which contradicts the natural order of life, logic, biology, and anthropology. The Eastern Greeks noted in their decision:
A very small percentage of people are actually transgender, and there are “other sexual minorities” because there are sometimes “rare and marginal” deviations from normal which must be dealt with “with full understanding and support of course”.
However, according to the Orthodox Church, it does not follow that the correct use of masculine and feminine in public communication discriminates against such persons.
In their petition, thirteen state-recognized leaders of the Romanian Church asked the Ministry of Education to include religious education among GCSE electives. Among the initiator’s signatories were the leaders of the historic Hungarian churches in Transylvania.
According to a previous survey, along with Malta, Romania is the most religious country in the European Union. Sixty percent of the respondents consider themselves clearly religious, and about thirty percent “somewhat religious.” Regardless of church affiliation, 90% of respondents in Romania said they believed in God.
Cover photo: Orthodox Bishop Theodosius of Constanta. (Source: Facebook)
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