Spanish bishops say liberal education 'immoral'

Spain's Catholic bishops have launched a campaign against the Socialist government's educational policy, criticizing citizens' education as an "immoral" subject on the school curriculum, media reported Friday.

Spanish bishops say liberal education 'immoral'
Spain's Catholic bishops have launched a campaign against the Socialist government's educational policy, criticizing citizens' education as an "immoral" subject on the school curriculum, media reported Friday.

The Bishops' Conference has called on Catholics to "use all legitimate means" to oppose the subject called "Education for citizenship," which is to be taught from the next term onwards, including refusing to take their children to class.

The subject aims at giving children values the government regards as modern and pluralistic, such as the rejection of racism, of discrimination against minorities, and the equality of men and women.

Spain's Ministry of Education says such values are "shared by all democrats," but Bishops' Conference spokesman Juan Antonio Martinez Camino argued that citizens' education represented moral "relativism."

The church has been angered by aspects such as the defence of the rights of homosexuals, according to the daily El Pais.

Spain's Catholic Church has confronted Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's government over many of its liberal policies, including homosexual marriage and speedy divorce.
Last Mod: 22 Haziran 2007, 20:40
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