Colombia’s catholic church on Thursday objected to a sexual education campaign in Bogota schools promoting tolerance towards homosexuality, claiming campaigns like this may promote homosexual behavior among children.
According to Monsignor Ruben Salazar, president of the church’s Episcopal Conference, the Bogota government appears to have lost touch with “fundamental values.”
“What frightens us a bit is when these campaigns appear a challenge to do it. A text like ‘In Bogota we can be gay’ is read by a little child who says ‘let’s find out if I can be gay’, or ‘let’s find out if I can be transvestite’ or that kind of things,” Salazar told Caracol Radio.
According to the clergy, the Bogota campaigns appear to promote promiscuity.
Salazar said that “every person must be respected like the human being he is, regardless his preference,” but added that promiscuity and sexual diversity “can not be a value that is instilled in the young generations.”