AVOLA, Italy, MARCH 18, 2010 (Zenit.org).- A Dutch political party founded in 2006 by three pedophiles, which touted a platform to promote child pornography and sexual activity, was dissolved due to a lack of popular support.
The general assembly of the Party for Neighborly Love, Freedom and Diversity announced its unanimous decision to dissolve the organization on Sunday.
Father Fortunato Di Noto, founder of the Meter Association, which helped U.S. and Italian authorities uncover 100 online pedophile communities last year, affirmed that this is “good news, a good civil victory.”
His non-profit association launched a campaign against this party from the moment it was established.
Among other things, the organization’s platform aimed to fix the age of consent at 12, legalize child pornography, eliminate marriage in the law, permit public nudity anywhere in the country, and legalize bestiality.
Its leaders “have decided to dissolve the party after failing for the second time” to collect the signatures necessary to take part in the forthcoming elections, explained the Sicilian priest.
“To be able to elect a deputy, the movement, created in 2006, should have obtained some 60,000 votes,” he stated.
The party’s founders stated that the debate and controversy sparked by the platform impeded any serious discussion on its objectives; hence, its members opted for dissolution.
In a press release, however, they stated that certain members will be invited to speak as “freedom fighters” in an Amsterdam festival in May.
The party’s communiqué added that although the organization is dissolved, the issues have not disappeared, and “a cultural shift is a matter of time.”
Father Di Noto affirmed that there are still thousands of Web sites supporting pedophilia.
“There are still thousands of sites that promote the acceptance and normalization of sexual abuses; a real strategy to make normal what instead is a horror,” he said.