Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has slammed the Catholic Church in Croatia, telling them to stop their manipulations of the people after a story broke yesterday revealing that the Church were handing out anti sex education pamphlets at supermarkets around the country.
The Catholic Church have begun distributing pamphlets at cashiers at Croatia’s largest supermarket chain Konzum, protesting at the government’s plan to introduce a sex education programme as part of a 4-part health education module in the school curriculum.
“What they are doing is ugly,” Milanovic said, “It is not a matter of a world view but of hygiene,” adding that the health education programme was designed for the benefit of children and their health.
When asked would he meet with the Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanic, to discuss the issue, Milanovic retorted, “I’ve said it all.”
The pamphlets invite parents to express their disagreement with the programme, saying that programmes according to their life values should be taught and not issues such as masturbation, pornography, homosexuality and gender ideology.