Not that long ago, they accurately accused the Communist Party of
doing that in Lithuania. But in the rapidly changing international
arena of power politics, they can now accurately say the same thing
about the European Parliament.

This is an ongoing battle, and this latest update
is chock full of startling statements. Look at it this way….start with
this snip about a law Lithuanians determined for themselves.

As a consequence, in September the European Parliament
(EP) voted 349-218 to condemn the new law and ask the EU Agency for
Fundamental Rights to review it. The Parliament also considered what is
called an “article 7” action against Lithuania, which could have
resulted in Lithuania’s suspension from the European Union. Jean
Lambert, a British MEP said at the time, “This law contravenes the EU
Treaties, the EU Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights,
and should be urgently repealed on those grounds.”

And what is this law that’s causing such outrage by the European Parliament?

The argument began with passage of a Lithuanian “Law on
the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public
Information” which prohibits promotion of “homosexual, bisexual,
polygamous relations” among children under the age of 18. While the
Lithuanian president subsequently vetoed the measure, the Siemas
overturned his veto and the law is slated to go in effect next March.

That’s right, they’re trying to protect their children from aggressive promotion of a radical sexual agenda. Their children, for goodness sake.

So now the Lithuanians are not only defending themselves and their
families and their traditional values, they’re asserting themselves
by asking their government to file a lawsuit against the Europeans in
the EU Court of Justice. This is surreal.

Besides the education of children and parental rights,
the issue of national sovereignty is central to the debate. The
Lithuanians insist they are free to enact such laws and that the
European Institutions have no “competence” in them. Many Europeans have
long feared what they see as inevitable EU interference in life and
family matters…

The just-passed Lithuanian response seeks to have the European Court
of Justice determine the “lawfulness” of the European Parliament
resolution and to determine further that the resolution is void.  The
Siemas [Lithuanian Parliament] contends that if the European resolution
is not formally voided it would “become a dangerous precedent.”

Right. It would. They’re posing a danger to the sovereignty and
values of all their member nations. And activists in league with them
outside the EU (in the UN, for example) are aggressively targeting more
laws and the people who democratically passed them to seize power over
cultures and keep it in the hands of a few.

Thanks to Lithuania and determined citizens of the world in union
with them, that aggression is forced to face the power of a resistance
movement. We’re all in this together.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....