The Brazilian Minister of Education, Milton Ribeiro, this Thursday associated homosexuality with “unstructured families”, in an interview with the Brazilian newspaper The state of Sao Paulo.
“I think the teenager who many times chooses to walk the path of homosexuality it has a very close family context, it is enough to investigate “, he said before adding that” they are unstructured families, some; lack of attention from the father, lack of attention from the mother. “
The term “homosexuality” stopped being used by the World Health Organization (WHO) decades ago, because homosexuality it is not a disease, but in religious and ultra-conservative sectors of Brazil it is still common.
The Brazilian minister has also confused people’s sexual orientation with gender and even with a possible option on other occasions.
“Biology says that gender is not normal, I respect the option you have as an adult to be a homosexual, but I don’t agree “, said.
Ribeiro also indicated that in order to improve the results in the country’s basic education, it is necessary to review the contents that are taught in schools, “because time is spent on matters that are secondary,” and added that you have to make sure that there is no “incentive to gender discussions”.
The senior government official has a degree in Law and Theology and evangelical pastor of the Presbyterian Church. He is the third Minister of Education in just over a year and a half since his predecessors left office after numerous controversies.