One should be concerned about the World Congress of Families, not just because of what they say, but because of what they do: influence domestic and international policy.
“Radical Feminists, Homosexuals and Abortionists are taking over and The Family and National Sovereignty are under threat!” This seemed to be the mantra of several morning sessions on the third and final day of the World Congress of Families.
The conflict between a faithful or religiously fundamentalist way of life and secularism has emerged as an underlying theme of this year's World Congress of Families (WCF) being held this week in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In Amsterdam, far right groups seem to be experiencing some kind of identity crisis, juxtaposing ultra-conservative ideas with speakers who may not share the delusional imaginings of the WCF lead organizers.
Right-wing groups, claiming that the “natural family” is under attack by a “terrible cloud of ideologies, “feminism” and “secular liberalism” meet in Amsterdam to plan their strategies.