SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The personality of Bulgaria’s 4.3 million Orthodox Christians is strongly subsidy a clarification of matrimony as between one male and one woman.
Pressure from some-more magnanimous countries in a European Union (EU) has stirred a “European Citizens’ Initiative” dubbed a “Mum, Dad Kids Initiative.”
Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Neophyte sent a minute of support for a beginning that insists on an central common clarification of both “marriage” and “family” for a EU.
In Patriarch Neophyte’s encyclical, he states that Christianity “is a defender of normal marriage,” and that a Orthodox Church gives her blessing to a initiative.
Pro-natural matrimony conservatives opposite a continent are responding to “the increasing undue pressure from Brussels in new years to redefine marriage.”
In Jun 2015, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans destined a Commission to “try to get all member states in a EU to unreservedly accept same-sex matrimony as other marriages.”
The “Mum, Dad Kids Initiative” is gaining recognition in Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Sweden, France, Portugal, and Germany.
“The State recognizes matrimony not since it cares about feelings though since a renovation of generations and a lifting of children pledge a destiny of a nation,” a initiative’s website explains.
The beginning proposes an central clarification of “marriage” as “a kinship between a male and a woman,” and that “family” be “based on matrimony and/or descent.”
While a beginning calls for a concept clarification of matrimony and family, it “fully respects a cunning of any Member State to order on matrimony and family.”
Bulgaria’s post-Soviet Union structure (1991) flatly states that matrimony is “a giveaway kinship between a male and a woman.”
The beginning needs a signatures of one million EU adults by Dec 10 to be discussed by a European Commission. It is now a third of a approach toward a goal.
Simultaneously in Romania, a Orthodox Church dramatically demonstrated a change by garnering 3 million citizen signatures for a constitutional amendment to conclude matrimony as between one male and one woman.
Romanian Patriarch Daniel pronounced his scarcely 17 million true “must support a Church’s bid to strengthen a natural, normal and concept family.”
In Croatia, a identical amendment referendum overwhelmingly upheld (65 percent) in 2013.