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Brazil President: No 'Gender Ideology in Elementary Schools'

By Michael W. Chapman | September 11, 2019 | 1:30pm EDT
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
with President Trump at the
White House. (Getty Images)

The new president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has instructed the Brazilian Ministry of Education to draft a bill that would prohibit "gender ideology" in Brazil's public elementary schools, reported LifeSiteNews.

Bolsonaro tweeted on Sept. 3, “The Attorney General declared who is responsible for legislating on gender ideology, since it is a federal competence. I directed the Ministry of Education, with a view toward the full protection of children, to prepare a draft law that prohibits gender ideology in elementary schools."

In 2018, Bolsonaro said that, if elected president, "One of the goals to get Brazil out of the worst positions in international education rankings is to combat the Marxist rubbish that has spread in educational institutions.”

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During a joint press conference with President Trump at the White House in March, Bolsonaro said, "In conclusion, may I say that Brazil and the United States stand side-by-side in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect the traditional family lifestyles and respect to God, our creator, against the gender ideology and the politically correct attitudes and against fake news."

In his inauguration speech on Jan. 1, Bolsonaro, who is strongly anti-socialist, said, “We are going to unite the people, rescue the family, respect religions and our Judeo-Christian tradition, combat gender ideology, conserving our values.”

That same day, Bolsonaro signed an executive order removing LGBT concerns from the government's human rights ministry. 

On a related note, the governor of the state of Parana, in Brazil, Joao Doria, recently ordered that "gender ideology" materials be removed the public schools there, reported LifeSiteNews. 

Doria said his administration "does not do gender ideology."

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“It is not reasonable for children and adolescents to have this kind of subject in school," he added. 

LifeSiteNews also reported, "Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies specifically excluded content on gender issues in Brazil’s National Education Plan."

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