“Romanians are devoted to family”. Exclusive interview with Bogdan Stanciu
“Romanians are devoted to family.” This is the way Bogdan Stanciu, one of the members of the commission that is working now to change the Romanian Constitution in order to protect family, explains the Romanian citizenship commitment for family. The citizens initiative has been a stunning success, and more than 2,1 million signatures have been […]di Matchman - 06/03/2016
“Romanians are devoted to family.” This is the way Bogdan Stanciu, one of the members of the commission that is working now to change the Romanian Constitution in order to protect family, explains the Romanian citizenship commitment for family. The citizens initiative has been a stunning success, and more than 2,1 million signatures have been […]
“Romanians are devoted to family.” This is the way Bogdan Stanciu, one of the members of the commission that is working now to change the Romanian Constitution in order to protect family, explains the Romanian citizenship commitment for family. The citizens initiative has been a stunning success, and more than 2,1 million signatures have been collected.
Your organization ,coalition for family, is collecting an enormous number of signatures, do you expect these successful initiative?
We definitely took things very seriously. From organizational, logistical and tactical points of view. And yes, we expect to succeed. But that depends very much on the popular support for our initiative. Therefore we will continue to collect signatures, even if we exceeded long ago the minimum requirement for promotion of the legislative proposal. Our Parliament must receive a signal that the nation firmly wants the family to be protected in the Constitution and safe from any political harm done by the ideological groups of the homo lobby.
How do you explain this success? Is it increasing the citizen interest? They are really concerned about some EU pressures? They are reacting about the ‘parliamentary discussions’?
I see the success as being motivated by 2 aspects: First, the Romanians are indeed devoted to family. They assume and state publicly their attachment before the whole world. It is, if you like, some sort of Christian confession. Second, in our society there is a general feeling of alarm caused by the wave of laws that allow so-called „gay marriage” in Europe. In particular what happened in Greece, the country with which we are connected spiritually and culturally, has led many to abandon the indifference because they understand that it is a real threat. I would add also the Italian Senate decision yesterday. Completely unacceptable!
Do you think your civil society ‘platform’ will have a political impact at the upcoming election, not supporting parties but programs and or candidates?
It is still very early. We have elections scheduled for next fall. You must keep in mind that political expressions of civic society are still very rare in Romania. We begun to make small and shy steps nevertheless. For now, what we can do is to provide a set of family policies to be used by politicians during the election campaign – with the obvious hope that they will implement them after the elections – and organize sessions of training for conservative politicians to educate them in the most important issues concerning life, bioethics, family etc.
But about a political expression, well, we’ll talk again in at least 4 years. We would not mind at all, on the contrary, to have their own candidates.
What do you think about the recent decision taken by the EU Commission to officially attend at Amsterdam Gay Pride?
For years, gay pride parades in Bucharest raise only 300-400 people, half of whom are employees of Western embassies and European institutions. Almost no average person goes to this event. So I do not see why would we be surprised by the outright participation of those from the Commission to gay pride events! Polichinelle’s secret: European institutions embrace homosexualist, secular, abortionist and decadent ideology.
But at least this behavior can be useful to wake up many citizens about the true nature of this bureaucratic, anti-Christian, monster called the EU.
Have you as coalition have a official meeting to discuss and present your proposal to your President of Republic? Is he generally agree and supportive about family issues?
As soon as we finish the stage of collecting signatures and the draft bill will be ok’d by the Constitutional Court – i.e. when our draft bill shall enter into Parliament’s debate – we will request an audience with the President of the country, to present him our requests to support both the constitutional revision, and the set of pro-family measures we spoke about above in the interview. It is difficult to draw a conclusion about him now. President Johannis is still an enigma to many. Time will tell.
You know that many european pro family Ngo’s are collecting citizen singatures on a formal ECI request to promote and defend marriage and family in Europe? Your coalition will join? Do you think ECI could be a effective tool to push back the EU Commision tempatation to impose ‘same sex marriage’ everywhere?
Of course we do know. Moreover, the people who are going to deal with implementation of the „Mum dad kids” ECI in Romania are also part of the executive committee of our constitutional amendment initiative! We are, therefore, in the same family, as they say
Legislative of the ECI effect will depend, ultimately, of the good will of the European Commission. I think it is pointless to lie ourselves.
But from a strategic point of view, it is imperative to give up being defensive and start being offensive. To be visible, to encourage people to resist and sta dup for the family, an initiative like this can only be useful, primarily because it will stop, even temporarily, LGBT march to occupy European institutions.