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Latino Daily News

Thursday August 26, 2010

UN World Youth Conference in Mexico Called a ‘Farce’

A young pro-life leader from the International Youth Alliance has denounced the World Youth Conference in Leon, Mexico as a “farce.” He explained that the United Nations-promoted event is working to impose an agenda on delegates that is contrary to life and the family.  The conference is taking place August 23 – 27.

Pro-life leader Rafael Becerra explained that the “the International Alliance of Youth was born from the need to spotlight issues of the family and human life.”

“We believe the conviction that brought the Mexican delegates here and what will be worked on at the World Congress is a farce, a farce that will be developed during the entire week, as a pre-established agenda, backed by organizations that were mysteriously invited by the Organizing Committee of the Mexican Youth Institute, to legitimize proposals against life and the family was imposed on the state delegates.”

Wednesday, a document defending sexual abstinence, human life, and family values was circulated among the participants of the conference, which organizers pulled after claiming it caused “alarm” and “indignation.”

According to Samantha Singson’s blog for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), one of the organizers interrupted a panel discussion to make an “urgent announcement” denouncing a “phony” draft document circulating among the participants.

“According to organizers, the unauthorized document does not reflect the views or the discussions being held.  Organizers urged participants who had received the phony document to throw them out to prevent confusion before governments started deliberations tomorrow. (today),” Singson said.

“The ‘offending’ unofficial document includes provisions calling for the promotion of ‘sexual abstinence’ and the promotion of ‘values in the family’ because it is ‘the fundamental basis of society’,” she added.

“An angry representative from the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) took the microphone to demand that organizers take control of the conference and prevent “infiltration.”” Singson also reported.