Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has said the pressure of a vast international lobbying network is behind the attack against Hungary’s child protection law.
“The European Commission basically has one big problem with the law: that from now on, LGBTQ activists cannot go into schools and kindergartens to fill the heads of Hungarian children to their liking,” Minister Szijjártó told Kossuth Rádió on Sunday.
“They cannot explain to them the kind of propaganda that aims to popularise gender reassignment or homosexuality,” he added. Szijjártó said that the “liberal mainstream” understands democracy to mean that “everything goes the way they want it”. “It has become clear in recent years that they are not democrats because a democrat accepts that if somebody has a different opinion, that has to be respected,” he added.
The minister called out the “liberal mainstream” for striving to achieve an “absolute hegemony of opinion” and “shunning” those who don’t share their views. Minister Szijjártó said European Union institutions “are not reluctant to use EU funding for blackmail, which is why every effort must be made to ensure European financial matters and European political affairs can never be mixed together by anybody”.