Peter Szijjártó, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade stressed to MTI on Wednesday that “terror of opinion” has taken over in Europe. Péter Szijjártó said that if someone refuses to accept the way of thinking imposed by the “liberal mainstream”, but thinks and acts according to traditional values, he or she will immediately come under “incredible pressure”.
“The politicians and media products of the liberal mainstream have started to lie unscrupulously about the law protecting Hungarian children,” the minister added, stressing that “not a word they say is true”. However, Szijjártó said that “we will not back down, we will protect our children”. Several EU member states have condemned Hungary over the new law, which, among other things, bans the “promotion” and display of homosexuality and transgenderism to under-18s and excludes these topics from sex education in schools.
Thirteen countries (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Latvia and Finland) have signed a joint declaration condemning the recent legal changes as a violation of the right to freedom of expression and a “blatant form of discrimination” based on sexual orientation.