Christianity Portrayed as Judgmental and Dishonest in Government Educational Materials

Country: Belgium

Date of incident: May 21, 2013

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Education / Governmental



The report “Combattre l’homophobie – pour une école ouverte à la diversité” of the public administration in charge for the French-speaking educational system, imposes on public and private kindergartens from first enrolment until the end of secondary education to address homosexuality, stating that religion stigmatises. The report specifically addresses the Christian tradition as judgmental (mentioning Saint Paul, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas) and in an ambiguous analysis says that at certain times, the Catholic Church, and even popes, have performed homosexual rituals.

Source and further information: The Observatory's Report 2012 on Legal Restrictions Effecting Christians in Europe