.- The organization Professionals for Ethics is making public the testimony of some parents who are objecting to the state-sponsored course Education for the Citizenry, saying love for their children and concern that they receive a proper moral formation are some the main reasons they are rejecting the controversial course promoted by the Socialist government.
Marta Carmona Soriano, who objects to her children taking the course, says the opposition by parents is just the beginning. This âis a fight for freedom.â âOnly our sense of responsibility and the love for our children keeps us from losing our perspective. We have been hardened in our efforts and sacrifices,â she insists.
The organization Professionals for Ethics argues that objecting parents know they are right and they will not stop until their right to choose the kind of moral formation their children receive is respected. âOur objection has its basis not in legal, juridical or judicial arguments, but rather in our own consciences, which are being violated by the Stateâs attempt to indoctrinate. From this point of view nothing has changed. EFC continues to violate our consciences and therefore we will maintain our objection,â say Maite Escudero and Fermin Civiac, two other objecting parents.
Luis Dorado Estrada, another objecting parent from Asturias, emphasizes that he will take every means necessary to protect his rights, saying he has the obligation to protect his children from indoctrination âwith opinions and principles contraryâ to his own.
Victoria Urbina of Madrid says that although some claim the Socialist government is targeting either the Popular Party or the Church, he believes the truth is that the government is placing the âthousands of parentsâ who have objected to the course in the cross hairs.
Parents know that âwith persistence and unambiguous ideas they are winning the battle,â Urbina states. âWhen this government disappears, we parents will still be here and we will have won.â