Moro must fight early sexualization and defend abortion law, says evangelical coordinator

In contacts with evangelical leaders, Sergio Moro (Podemos) should seek to demarcate differences with President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) as a “moderate and democratic conservative”, according to Uziel Santana, responsible for coordinating this area in the former minister’s pre-campaign.
This includes addressing issues of the so-called moral agenda, which arouse special interest in the segment.

An example is gender issues, in which the ex-judge seeks a middle ground. “Moro will fight the early sexualization of children, but he does not intend to prohibit discussions on the subject in the academic context”, says Santana, founder and former president of Anajure (National Association of Evangelical Jurists).

In the case of abortion, says Santana, the idea is to defend the maintenance of current legislation, which provides for termination of pregnancy in case of rape, risk to the mother’s life and anencephaly.

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On the other hand, the defense of homeschooling, another banner of evangelicals, is an issue faced sideways by the former judge, although his defense in the campaign is not ruled out.

Moro should intensify contact with evangelical groups. Even leaders associated with Bolsonaro, such as Silas Malafaia, will be sought after. “Malafaia is controversial, but his church is serious,” says Santana.

The idea, however, is not to get the support of churches. “We don’t want that kind of relationship, it gives rise to many problems. It is an alliance of principles and values”, he says.

Meetings are also being organized until the end of January with representatives of various religions, such as the Church of the Mormons, Conib (Israeli Confederation of Brazil), Fambra (Federation of Muslim Associations in Brazil) and Canção Nova (linked to the Charismatic Renewal of the Catholic Church). ).

“The message is that religious freedom is a fundamental right, which will be respected and promoted”, says the coordinator.

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