Ok so this year there are elections in my country (Brazil), and tonight there was this debate between the candidates for the presidency
I’m going to watch the debate tomorrow, but there’s being a really big repercussion about one thing, and I’ve watched the video and well
I’m going to translate here what one of the candidates said and I’m not going to comment anything:
Question: Why do people who defend family so much refuse so much to acknowledge as family a couple of the same gender?
Answer: “I’m 62 years old, and from what I’ve seen in life, two equals don’t make children. And I’ll say more: sorry, but excretory apparatus doesn’t reproduce. It’s an ugly thing to say, but we people can’t, I, that am a father of family, a grandfather, let these people repress us daily, trying to force this minority against the majority of the brazilian people. How can a father of family, a grandfather, sit here, underpinned, because he’s afraid of losing votes? I’d rather not have those votes, but be a father, a grandfather, who has shame, who instructs his child, who instructs his grandchild. And I’ll end this little story, I’ve seen now the holy priest, the Pope, expunge - well done! - from the Vatican a pedophile. It’s right! We treat our entire lives with religiosity, so that our children can actually find a good family path. So I’m really sorry, Luciana (the candidate who asked the question), let them enjoy well what they want to do and continue as they are, but I, as a president of the Republic, won’t stimulate it. If it’s in the law, let it be as it is, but never stimulating the homo-affective union”.
Question: In order to fight LGBT+phobia, it’s fundamental that we recognize equal civil marriage.
Answer: “In Brazil, there are 200 million inhabitants. If we start stimulating this thing, in a while we’re going to drop down to 100. Go to the Avenida Paulista (one of the biggest avenues in Brazil, located in Sao Paulo), walk there and see it for yourself, it’s getting ugly. So, people, let’s have courage, we’re the majority! Let’s stand up to this minority! Let’s face them, and not be afraid, of saying I’m a father, mommy, grandpa! And what matters the most is that these who have these problems be indeed attended psychologically and affectively, but very far away from us, very far away from us indeed, because here it can’t be”.
I’m just going to leave this here and not say anything else.
Video in portuguese.