As two key elections approach in Poland, the government is warning that opposition support for LGBT education is a threat to Polish culture and should be blocked wherever possible. It calls the new sex education program the opposition plans in areas it politically controls an infringement of traditional Catholic values by Western liberalism.
The government expects that this issue will electrify voters.
Catholic leaders, commentators, and others are arguing such lessons will rob parents of the right to decide how their children should be educated. The government calls it an attack on families and children.
Poland remains one of Europe’s most devout countries. Roughly 90 percent of the 38 million population identify as Catholics and some 12 million attend mass every Sunday